The weather called for snow last Saturday and freezing temperatures through New Years. As soon as I heard that I was immediately in the mood to make a hearty winter stew. After a quick food shop last Saturday, I got to making this stew right when we got home.

Domestocrat’s Best Winter Stew(yields 5 big servings or 8 small servings)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. EVOO
3 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. AP flour
3 shallots, finely minced
1 yellow onion, finely minced
1 tbsp. EVOO
8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 sausage (chorizo, andouille, or whatever you like)
48 oz. low sodium chicken stock
1 cup bulgur
1 cup frozen peas
1.5 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste

To start, marinate the chicken in balsamic vinegar and EVOO for 15 minutes. Bake on 300 degrees…

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