Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday Dinner

My Sunday dinner is in the oven and the aromas are making my mouth water and my head spin.

I do not eat a lot of beef.  It is just not one of my favorite foods.  But yesterday I was in the grocery store and saw some very nice cuts of chuck roast on sale.  I thought that perhaps I would make an old-fashioned beef stew, using up the carrots and potatoes I already had on hand, along with an opened bottle of red wine leftover from another recipe.

Rather than just 'wing-it', I decided to use a recipe from the Barefoot Contessa for Parker's Stew.  The only change I plan to make is to add some button mushrooms that have been sauteed in butter near the end of the cooking time.

While I usually make Beef Burgundy when I buy this cut of meat, I cannot remember the last time I made a beef stew.  When my children were young and at home, I would make it, but it was not a favorite of theirs.

When I went back to college to work on my MBA, my youngest was in nursery school.  I would sometimes drop him at an in-home day care near his school and the woman there would then drop him off at school after lunch.

One day he told me that his lunch was really great.  I asked him what he had and he said it was stew. I reminded him that he never ate it at home and he told me that I did not know how to make it.

Dissed by a four-year old.  Frankly, that may have been my last attempt at stew, lol.

If I remember, I'll take a pic when it is done and post it with this.  If I am not too busy eating.

TaDa!


Finishing on the stove.  I also added a dash of fresh red wine.


Dinner.  I made corn muffins from the latest issue of Cook's Illustrated.  Very good, too.


Did I say how good this was???

5 comments:

  1. Funnily enough I have never been a big fan of stews either. I do make them now and again as hubby likes them. Have you ever tried a Daube Proven├žal? Used to be one of my favourites. You certainly cleared your plate.

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    1. Never heard of it but will definitely Google it now.

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    2. Looked up the recipes online. Very similar to the recipe I used. A rose by any other name...

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  2. Yum, yum! I cheat and use McCormick's Beef Stew Seasoning.
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  3. I am not a stew person at all. I don't like the mix of flavours together:) Glad you enjoyed it

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