For the last few days, for that matter; made a big pot for the purpose. Nice thing, besides making a bunch of meals, is it's so easy. No recipe, just start with some basics and throw stuff in.
Lady at work yesterday said it smelled really good, and could he have the recipe?, and looked kind of blank when I said "Recipe? Beef, onion, " and so on. Kind of surprised her.
I bought a rump roast a while back, cut about 2/3 up for steaks, froze the rest. That, with the fat trimmed, was cut up into suitable pieces. Put a little water in the big pot, chopped up three celery stalks and a few carrots and threw those in the pot. Flour the meat, then just browned it, no more, threw it in. Chopped up one onion, mince four big garlic cloves, tossed in. There was half a bell pepper, chop up and add. One bag frozen corn. Stir it all up, add most of a bottle of dad's home brew(had to taste the rest, make sure it was good. Burp), stir up. Add enough water to cover, then while it started heating sliced up an 8oz. pack of mushrooms and added them. Then put the heat on very low and just let it sit for a couple of hours or so, stirring it occasionally. That's it. As it simmers you can taste it occasionally, add in any spices you like.
The store had some long whole-wheat hoagie rolls the other day and I got a bag. That, split and toasted with garlic butter, goes real well with the stew.
That pot will take care of lunch at work for the week, maybe a dinner or two(with the bread, it lasts longer). Beats hell out of buying a sandwich out of a machine.