A few years ago we were dining at a friend's house. Sharon "threw together" a stew for us. It was unbelievable and I won't soon forget it. A few months ago, I went to Sharon's daughter's house for dinner. Again, Whitney made her version of a beef stew. I looked wide eyed and said "is this your family's stew?" She shrugged it off, just like her mother, and said it wasn't really much of a recipe. These are my favorite types of recipes. Meat. Veggies. Wine. Cook a while while you put your feet up. Invite friends over. Done.