I made it because I have a dear friend whose mom passed away suddenly and I knew she didn’t have it in her to put one foot in front of the other, much less cook for her four hungry man-boys. I was looking for something hearty and full of flavor and this dish couldn’t have been more perfect. I made a second batch for us and included even more veggies — this dish will accommodate whatever you have in your fridge — mushrooms, chopped peppers, whatever.
This is also something you can make ahead of time and refrigerate for a day or so, then pop in the oven when you’re ready. Yay for make ahead!!!