A rainy and cold day means it’s time for beef stew

As I sit here, it’s 49 degrees and dark in northeast Iowa. Sunrise is still two hours away.

There is plenty to dislike about this time of year. For me, turning the clocks back an hour, which we will do on Nov. 1, tops the list of dislikes. It will mean driving to work in the dark and coming home in the dark. I don’t like it.

But there is also much to like about this time of year. It rained here much of Sunday afternoon. It was dreary. But it was a perfect day to watch football, which is what we did. And the Chicago Bears even won. It was a good afternoon for a nap, which I did. And it was a good day to make a pot of beef stew, which I did.

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