Don’t we all have some article of clothing or accessory that is our definition of comfort?
For me it’s my worn out, sweat stained, floppy and coming apart at the seams running hat. It’s really not pretty…
I’m so weird about this hat that I won’t even wash it in case the wash messes up how it fits. I did, however, wear it on a swim in the ocean last week, that counts as washing, right?
This hat has seen me through 8 marathons, countless bootcamp sessions and many early morning trips to Starbucks.
If you see me wearing it then you know that either a) I’m about to start or just finished a workout or b) haven’t combed my hair.
I guess you know you’re getting older when you choose comfort over style…and don’t even get me started on my brown housecoat that I occasionally drop the kids off at school in 🙂
This stew doesn’t have a fancy name, it’s too practical and comfy for that. Nothing ostentatious about it. Just leftover roasted meat turned into a flavorful, comforting stew dotted with plump, sweet plantains and squash. It’s the perfect thing to do with the leftovers from Sunday’s roast.
For the full comforting effect, wear your stinky old hat and housecoat while you eating it.
Do you have a favorite piece of clothing that should probably be burned but you can’t live without it? Share below…
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
- I yellow onion, chopped
- 2 plantains, peeled and chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 Tablespoon chipotle chili in adobo sauce (comes canned)
- 4 cups diced roasted beef or pork (Leftover roast works great!)
- 1 (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes
- 2 cups chicken or beef broth
- 1 (13.66 oz) can coconut milk
- Dash of sea salt and fresh black pepper
- In a large skillet, place the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the chopped butternut squash and onion. Cook for 5-8 minutes, until softened.
- Transfer the squash and onion to a slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 10 hours. Enjoy!