Hearty and delicious, a perfect comfort food for a rainy day or cold night. This recipe will fill your home with the aroma of great cooking. Great served with a favorite, rustic artisan bread. NOTE: Prepare as a crock-pot meal. Cook everything up that needs to be cooked, add the raw ingredients and liquid. Slow cook for 8-10 hours for an old world dinner after a long day's work. NOTE 2: With produce that absorb a lot of water such as celery onions and lettuce it is unfortunate to know that these vegetables pull lots of contaminants and pesticides from the soil and water that is given to them. For best quality (health wise) and taste please use organically grown produce.