Combine a camp of friends with some gray weather and I get in the mood to cook up some stew to share. Then things get a little out of hand and, before I know it, I have enough stew for twenty. There were only three of us. (The fourth didn't show up.)
My stew philosophy is that if you combine a lot of things that taste good by themselves they'll taste good together. Sort of like bringing a group of people together. In the pot above are stew beef, andouille sausage, bacon, potatoes, onions, leeks, celery, carrots, tomatoes, corn, black beans, shitake mushrooms, beef broth, spaghetti sauce, chili powder, mustard, salt and pepper. As an option for those who wanted to be bold, there were peanuts they could toss into their bowl like croutons. Yum. And there were bolillo rolls and butter.
So, here I am with a pot of leftover stew and only one small Tupperware container and some heavy-duty bags. I suppose I could make room in my fridge and distribute the rest. Guess I know what I'll be eating the next several days.