Rich Beef Stew with Bacon and Plums
It came from Better Homes & Gardens. You can get it here. Which is good because my recipe, which I ripped out of the magazine, is now splattered with bacon grease, oil splatter, splashes of red wine, and drippings.
It's barely readable.
But it was worth every drip. It is amazing. The butternut squash gives it a delicious roasted flavor. The beef was juicy. The wine created a rich juice. The plums round out the flavor topping off the variety of textures created by everything together.
It was the perfect dinner for this cold, last night of February. And for that I am thankful.