Nothing says lucky like a rabbit’s foot, or a heaping bowl of hot rabbit stew. So, when you’re needing a little extra good luck, or a lot of good luck, I suggest mixing up this tasty dish.
Rabbit is associated with abundance, creativity, fertility, love, luck, and success. It’s a potent ingredient, that with a little finesse makes an amazing spell. We also are going to use bacon, which has connections to luck since it’s usually included in black eyed peas dishes for new years luck. Acorn, which has connections to luck, protection, wisdom, and enhancing personal power. Bay leaf, which has a strong energy of protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers. Cabbage, for profit and good luck. And…potatoes for money, luck, and healing.
The rest of the ingredients are mostly for flavor, because there’s no point in making a stew spell if it’s not worth eating. Be sure to check out The Farmer’s Almanac, they have a good article on removing tannins from acorns to prepare them for cooking and eating. And over here is instructions on roasting acorns, it’s a time consuming process, but well worth it. Now, on to the good stuff.
- 1 cup roasted acorns
- 1 small cabbage, rough cut
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 carrot, sliced in rounds
- 1 potato, cubed
- 1 onion, diced
- 6 ounces lean bacon, sliced in 1 inch strips
- 1 rabbit, cut into 1 inch squares
- 2/3 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- salt and pepper
- 1 bay leaf
1.) Brown your rabbit by lightly dusting it in flour, and placing in a hot skillet with olive oil. Do not use all the olive oil, reserve some to add as needed. Brown rabbit on all sides, and then remove from skillet and place in a crockpot.
2.) In the same skillet, cook your bacon pieces. Once cooked, add to the crockpot with the rabbit.
3.) Brown the diced onion in the same skillet. Once the onion is golden brown and close to done, add white wine to the skillet to deglaze the pan. Gently scrape the skillet to loosen all the delicious little cooking bits from the rabbit and the bacon, and then pour the wine and onion into the crockpot.
4.) Add carrots, potato, vegetable stock, salt, pepper, and bay leaf to the crock pot. Cook on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours.
5.) Add diced roasted acorns near the end. The earlier you add them the softer they will be, I like the crunch so I wait until there’s about half an hour to an hour left for the stew.
6.) Clean and prepare your cabbage very last. Cabbage only needs a few minutes to cook. When you’re almost ready to serve the stew, add your cabbage and cook for 5-10 minutes until cabbage is as soft as you’d like. Remove the bay leaf before serving.
Now that is one good luck and success packed spell! Happy casting, lovies!