This summer the blockbuster hit of the season is going to be Mad Max: Fury Road. This long-awaited sequel of the post-apocalyptic epic movie series, Mad Max, has an award-winning cast, including Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. With incredible visual effects and an epic story line, this movie is not to be missed.

The challenge for me is to try to figure out what to eat before we see this movie. With a lack of food and resources in post-apocalyptic movies it is difficult to get inspired.

Luckily after a brief search I found a scene in the 1981 Mad Max 2: Road Warrior movie in which Max is eating a can of dog food.

Looks like stew is on the menu.

“After 30 years, iconic antihero Max Rockatansky is back on the big screen in a huge way with George Miller’s post-apocalyptic epic, Mad Max: Fury Road. This time around, Tom Hardy is donning the leather jacket and he’s joined by Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne (who portrayed the villain, Toecutter, in the original film), and more for another mind-blowing, octane-fueled adventure that’s truly unlike anything you’re likely to see in theaters this summer.

Fury Road transports us deep into the future where water is scarce, fuel sources are controlled by few and anyone who hasn’t already been taken hostage by one of the remaining Warlords scattered throughout the desolate Wastelands has a proverbial target on their back. Such is the case for Max (Hardy) – as we meet our hero just as he’s being taken hostage by a group of thugs controlled by the maniacal Immortan Joe (Keays-Byrne), who rules the city of Citadel. If Max wants to survive, he must fight his way out of Joe’s clutches, and as he makes his way out, he crosses paths with Imperator Furiosa (Theron), a Citadel defector and big rig driver. The duo must join forces in order to persevere against the violent onslaught of killers and mercenaries hot on their tracks as they travel down the infamous Fury Road looking for safe passage for Furiosa’s cargo.

For anyone who grew up watching The Road Warrior an unhealthy amount of times (much like I did), Mad Max: Fury Road absolutely is the sequel you’ve been waiting for all these years.”

by Heather Wixson

I hope you enjoy the movie and this simple, but completely satisfying and tasty Beef Stew recipe that follows.

Drink of choice is bottled water and dessert will be assorted packaged snack cakes. ;)


Home Made Beef Stew Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 6 Servings


  • 2 – lbs of Stew Beef
  • 4 – Cups of warm water
  • 4 – teaspoons of Beef Bouillon Granules
  • 1 – medium Onion, sliced
  • 3 – medium Carrots, sliced
  • 6 – Red Potatoes, quartered and diced
  • 2 – Tablespoons of Butter
  • 1/3 – cup Tomato Paste
  • 1 – teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 – teaspoon Salt
  • 1 – teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 – teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 – teaspoon Paprika


Melt the butter in a large sauce pot over medium heat.

  • Add in the stew beef cubes, brown for about 10 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups of warm tap water.
  • Add sliced onions.
  • Add Worcestershire Sauce
  • Add Salt
  • Add Sugar
  • Add Black Pepper
  • Add Paprika

Cover, let simmer on medium-low heat for 1 hour.

  • Add carrots
  • Add Potatoes
  • Add Tomato Paste
  • Add Beef Granules, stir all ingredients well.

Cover again, simmer for about 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

Serve warm and Enjoy!


Serve this Beef Stew in a bowl by itself for a hearty and delicious meal..or…serve it alongside some rice and cornbread to stretch it out even further.

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What’s your favorite in a post-apocalyptic world?

I’m guessing anything you could get your hands on.



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