Saturday, March 03, 2007

Venison Stew

Our neighbor, Kenny, is a bow hunter, and gave us some meat from an animal he killed a while back. So the stew meat from him, browned, became the base for another fridge-clearing stew. Carrot, parsnip, onion, and celery root went in, plus some tomato sauce from Friday, plus the rest of the sweet potato cakes and green curry sauce from the scallops, plus the last of the quinoa and some leftover pinto beans. It all simmered for a couple of hours until everything was tender. The random sauces, purées, and other odds and ends that end up in the fridge can really turn a simple meat and root stew into something deep, unusual, and satisfying. Plus now we have room in the fridge and a pile of clean containers for next week's remnants.

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