So in my last post I made mention of my Grandma Martin and her cooking skills.
She had quite a repertoire- none of it fancy, all of it freaking delicious.
One thing that really sticks out in my memory- in addition to her pizza, goulash, butter noodles, and can of McCormick MSG hanging out on the windowsill in the kitchen- is her beef stew.
I LOVE beef stew.
So much so that when I was a vegetarian for 5 or 6 years there in high school and slightly afterward I asked my mom to make me a separate batch of beefless stew when she would make it. FYI that's called potatoes and carrots.