This is great. I must first clear up that I began this as the demi-glace, and it smelled so good I decided to keep the veggies and meat... and made stew! I've never had a veal stew in my life, this is... well, the best stew I've ever had in my life! I threw in a bay leaf, and thickened it up at the end. Thank you for a wonderfully satisfying "meal-in-one" family-pleaser!