I started off to make hash. I hadn't had any in a long time and I had a hunger for some. I had diced and boiled the potatoes and set then aside to cool. I thawed the shredded beef, Amazing Beef #46982, a great thing to have on hand to play around with. I'd finely chopped the onions and celery. OOPS! Too much for hash! Well, never mind, I'll make a stew instead. That led to a bit more of this and a little more of that and the next thing I knew I had a half of a dutch oven full of stew. A damned good one I might add.