Thursday, February 17, 2011
Meat & Potatoes
After all that soup it was high time to make Glenn a meal he could sink his teeth into. I don't cook beef often, so I wanted a really good recipe that would result in a very tender and flavorful meat. I didn't follow the cardinal rule of cooking though, which is to read through the whole recipe first.
After scanning the recipe and realizing it had to braise in the oven for 2 hours I knew we would be eating dinner a little late. I like to serve dinner about 5pm because I am 90. Actually the kids are ravenous when they get home from school, so I would rather them fill up on dinner than a bunch of snacks. Then right before bedtime at around 7 if they want some toast or yogurt, fine.
So back to my beef stew. I failed to recognize that after the initial 2 hours, you add some more ingredients and continue cooking.
We had leftover pasta that night.
After the stew finished cooking and cooled I put it in the fridge for the next night. Good thing as the flavors deepened and it was delicious.
Here is the recipe.
I added some frozen peas at the last minute to mine, I just felt it needed some green. They took minutes to cook once the stew was heated on the stove top.
I think that will hold Glenn through the coming weeks of tofu, sprouts and quinoa.