I can not think of anything bad about this stew!! I wanted a break from beef stew one winter day, and I tried this one. I didn't think there would be enough veges, and in the end, there were plenty! I usually have trouble getting the sauce consistency too thick or too thin. This turned out absolutely perfect. It was thick, but in a hearty way, not pasty. And I seriously doubted a salad dressing packet would season it well(our store only had garlic/cheese) but it tasted wonderful. i didn't add a speck of salt or pepper. Thanks for a wonderful way to warm our family on a cold winter day!