I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Comfort Food

My mother liked to cook and I loved just about everything that she made. But there were a few of her recipes that stood out above the rest, one of them being her Beef Stew with Bisquick dumplings. Lots of dumplings steaming in that rich beef and onion gravy, the beef just falling apart it was so tender. I’m salivating now just thinking about it. It’s just one of those dishes that takes you back to your childhood, we all have favorite foods that do just that.

Beef Stew with Bisquick Dumplings

1 lb. stew beef
1 pkg. carrots
4 sm. potatoes
1 can of peas
4 sm. onions
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 pkg. onion soup
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine first 8 ingredients and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add 2 tablespoons of flour mixed with water to stew to thicken.

2 1/2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cups milk

Combine Bisquick and milk. Drop mixture by spoonfuls onto top of stew. Cook approximately 15 minutes with pot covered.

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