As the days grow shorter and the cool evenings are upon us, nothing is better than coming to the table and gathering around a hot bowl of soul soothing goodness. Couple that with this recipe includes all the harvest veggies and leaves out potatoes, so it isn’t heavy, which for me means, I can stay awake until 9:00pm…haha! And being able to have something simmer all day or stew away in the crock pot is just an added bonus. And when you are feeding a large crowd and want to cut down on cost, double the amount of veggies and leave the meat amount the same. Or leave it out all together for a steaming bowl of stewed root veggies which makes a great side dish or vegetarian main dish, just increase the amount of mushrooms by 2x. And you may just want to give a heads up to whoever you are feeding because my daughter was highly disappointed when she bit into a turnip expecting a potato.
I made this on a Saturday afternoon and put it into the oven. You can also cook it stove top on low or place it in your slow-cooker. Whatever method you choose, low and slow is your friend, and I don’t stir it either! I just let it simmer, bubble and melt together on it’s own. If you chose the stove top version, just be sure to check it occasionally to be sure it doesn’t stick and still has enough liquid.