Easy To Make Ahead - Beef Stew

I like to make beef stew, especially as days get cooler. It's a crock pot meal; tasty, easy, and it lasts for days. It also tastes generally the same no matter how much you try to play beef casserole with dumplings the recipe. Unless you start adding strong flavors like chipotle (not a bad idea) or other off the wall ingredients, it's going to come out as the same comforting beefy goodness that's familiar to all of us. Here's how I make it, with a couple of tips if you don't have any stock around.

Beef Stew -- Any of the pieces of beef just mentioned may be used with vegetables of various kinds to beef casserole. Also left-over pieces of a roast or a steak may be utilized with other meats in the making of this dish. If the recipe here given is carefully followed, a very appetizing as well as nutritious stew will be the result.



Then there was feeding the now six people in the household. Soup, chicken and dumplings, beef stew jamie oliver, Hunt's spaghetti sauce (now $1.29 a can, used to be $0.99) and pasta (also up from $0.59 to $1.00 if you catch a sale). All very starchy foods, all enough to feed the crew, yet not enough to buy fruits and vegetables and make certain there was enough of a nutritional value to meet everyone's needs. Still no food stamps nor any subsidized help from the government, I have a job and I am mom.

As always, taste your food as you cook! That way, you'll be able to be sure its wonderful! If you notice you don't like an ingredient, substitute it for something you do like! Don't be afraid to experiment.

Meeting a friend for a coffee? If you swap your latte at 200 calories and have a skinny latte made with skimmed milk instead, you'll almost halve the calorie content to 120 calories. You can still have your caffeine fix and the full coffee taste but you'll reduce the number of calories you're taking in.

Once you have grown your own pumpkins, you will be anxious to make some tasty recipes with them. The following recipe combines beef, garlic, vegetables, tomatoes and more and this wonderful beef casserole delia is served inside a pumpkin bowl. This pumpkin recipe feeds four to six people and is a real winter warmer.

It's really just a matter of creativity. What do you do when you get tired of the way a room looks in your house? You move the furniture or you give the walls a fresh new coat of paint. Food can be handled in much the same way. If you like a particular salad, move those ingredients around and turn them into a sandwich. A Caprese salad makes for a really yummy sandwich on some Ciabatta bread. You can take it a step further by adding other ingredients to give it some personal flair. Add some prosciutto to the bite-sized Caprese sandwiches for a little extra oomph.

Either freeze individual portions, or freeze entire entrees. For example, when making meatballs, you can make an extra batch and freeze them. Soups and slow-cooked meals also freeze well.