Note that this did nothing to stave off the scurvy

I stopped ignoring my America's Test Kitchen cookbook for exactly long enough to make this Hungarian Beef Stew. Why this recipe usually sucks, per ATK: contains mushrooms. Well, I can get behind that.

I tried two different placemats, but it still looked like beef stew.

This dish was really good and comforting, especially considering the recent onslaught of fall weather.


It also gave us the energy to get through our first ballet class!

I guess we need to go back to the ice cream.