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Root Veggie Stew

Finally we are getting a break from those horrible hot and humid temperatures! For the past two weeks it has been in the miserable 90’s, which isn’t so bad when there’s no humidity. However, just stepping outside for a minute felt like a steamy bathroom after a long hot shower. I do not like the heat and I definitely do not feel like doing anything when it feels like that outside. But last night the temperatures dropped making today cloudy with drizzly rain and the temperature has stayed in the mid 60’s! I am not complaining one bit about the drizzle because at least it has cooled off some. As a matter of fact I’m sitting here in my leggings and fluffy comfy socks as I write this. (And I’m almost cold!)

What about you? Are you a hot weather person or a cold weather person or an in-betweener (is that a word?)? I am an in-between. I love Autumn and Spring type weather. I love those cooler days where I can wrap myself up with a blanket and read a good book with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

Since it feels like an Autumn day (it’s so close!!!) I thought I would make a slow-cooker comfort meal for dinner tonight – Slow Cooker Root Vegetable Stew. I found this recipe while stalking Pinterest for slow cooker recipe ideas to prepare for the upcoming cooler weather. I have never tried this recipe before, but it sounded delicious so I thought I would give it a try.

Buying all these vegetables yesterday while grocery shopping was quite an experience. I have never in my life bought a parsnip (I had to Google it because I did not even know what it looked like!). Apparently it is not a common vegetable in my area because the cashier, a teenage boy, looked freaked out when he came across it. He had to ask me what it was just so he could ring it up! (That gave me a good little laugh.)

The recipe says the prep time is 30 minutes. It took me all of that time, maybe a little longer to peel and chop all of those vegetable. So give yourself plenty of prep time if you plan to make this recipe. That is the hardest part of this recipe because once you get them in the slow cooker you can rest for 6 hours until the stew is done! (A 6 hour break is much deserved after chopping all those veggies.) Also, it makes a lot! More like 8 servings. Since my daughter will not eat it and it’s only feeding my husband and myself I will definitely half the recipe if I make it again.

I omitted the kale and bay leaves from the recipe. I really loved this stew! I honestly did not think I would like it so much because I’m not really a fan of some of these vegetables. However, when you mix them all together and slow cook them all day they turn out to be very delicious together.

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My house has smelled amazing all day from these vegetables cooking! It has really smelled like Fall here today.

What is your favorite comfort food? Do you have a favorite Fall recipe? Please feel free to share it with me! I am always looking for new recipes to share!

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I found the recipe on the Gimme Some Oven blog. If you would like to make this yourself, you can go here for the recipe. If you try this recipe I would love to know your thoughts and how you like it (or didn’t).

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9 thoughts on “Root Veggie Stew”

  1. Yum. Can’t wait to try it. Still waiting for cool weather in Appalachia, but it will come. I agree with the mashed parsnip comment. Delicious, as are mashed rutabagas. (Try to get one of the latter past the cashier. They are waxed and rather odd looking!)

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