By Lynn R. Mitchell
Christmas Eve at our house will include a smorgasbord for family and friends who stop by, everything from seafood to crackers and dips to the goodies we’ve been baking this month. Featured will be Virginia Brunswick stew, a family favorite that is warming on these cold December days.
From the cookbook, Virginia Hospitality: A Book of Recipes From 200 Years of Gracious Entertaining, is the Brunswick Stew recipe I have used for years. As with any cook, I have variations (in parentheses). Stew is best when the flavors are given time to meld together so I will make mine Tuesday for serving on Wednesday. The recipe easily doubles and triples for larger groups. Enjoy!