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Hearty Hunter’s Stew

Moist, tender meat and thick, rich gravy are the hallmarks of this classic recipe slow-simmered in a cast-iron pot.

8 servings: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 2 hours 50 min.

 INGREDIENTS
  • 2 pounds boneless venison or beef chuck roast, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4-1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 2 medium onions, cut in wedges
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 medium carrots, quartered
  • 1 large rutabaga, peeled and cubed
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

DIRECTIONS

In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil over medium heat. Add 4 cups water and scrape to loosen any browned drippings from pan. Add the tomato juice, onions, celery, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Discard bay leaves; add the carrots, rutabaga and potatoes. Cover and cook for 40-60 minutes.

Stir in the peas; cook for 10 minutes. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; stir into stew. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

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5 Fashion Trends to Expect in 2018 (and How to Wear Them Now)

The ever clever The Every Girl takes a look at the fashion trends we can expect this year.

Micro Purses

Source: Song of Style

You might have seen tiny purses on your favorite celebrities in 2017 (if you looked hard enough), but 2018 is the year they’ll become accessible and popular amongst even the non-celebs. To wear it now (without looking like you’re carrying a purse made for dolls) opt for a micro purse (or more like a super chic home for your iPhone and credit card) in neutral colors or luxe fabrics, like velvet or faux snakeskin, and a cross body chain. Pair it with your best weekend look.

Berets

Source: Fashion Bananas

All the best fashion trends start with the french, non? This Parisian classic has been spotted in the Instagrams and outfit posts of fashion bloggers all over the world. To make the look more Style Influencer than Mime Costume, think about the hat as a replacement for your winter beanie, and pull it down around your ears. Wear with a simple winter or fall outfit for a trendy look that will also keep you warm.

Scrunchies

Source: Twist Me Pretty

You know how all the cool girls, whether it was Gigi Hadid or your trendy best friend, have been wearing baseball caps for all their weekend looks? You can thank the athleisure trend for that one. But the 2018 version is, yes, the scrunchie; a throwback to a simpler time filled with butterfly chokers and 17-year-old Brittany Spears. This retro hair accessory is the new ironic piece that all the cool girls will be wearing to satisfy their athleisure cravings. Make it sophisticated, and so 2018, by tossing up hair in a top knot, using a scrunchie in a pretty color and texture like white or pink velvet, and pairing with classic (and grown-up) details like a red lip or collared shirt.

Sequins

Source: The Chic Burrow

If you saw pictures from the iconic Versace Spring 2018 show (with the most epic supermodel reunion in fashion history), you’d understand the 2018 revival of sequins. To look more sophisticated and less 20-year-old Party Girl on New Year’s Eve, wear sequins on unexpected classic pieces like trousers or a blazer. Stick with black or silver, to avoid going overkill in gold (no matter how great it looked on Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell).

Plastic

Source: Happiness Is>

One of the newest, and most surprising, trends of 2018 is a look that’s just as practical and waterproof as it is stylish. Fashion shows for spring (like Chanel’s Spring Collection) were laden with plastic rain jackets, accessories, and even blouses. If you’re reluctant to try out the trend, or worry about looking like you’re wearing a couch cover for clothing, start with subtle accessories like a purse or booties (see above), made of clear PVC or with plastic accents like this.