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One of my family's favorite meals when the weather turns cooler is beef stew. There is something very comforting about this hearty dish. I've tried different ways of making it and my favorite way, by far, is the beef casserole red wine I make in my slow cooker. For some reason, cooking the stew slowly this ways seems to always ensure that the beef is fall apart tender. I love the idea of putting it all in the slow cooker in the morning and letting it cook all day long. By the time dinner arrives, it is cooked to perfection and my house smells wonderful.

Holidays are special days, so you must make your cooking special too. If you serve your family beef casserole everyday, you might want to skip cooking another batch for your holiday meal. Your holiday meal should be different from the normal foods you serve. Removing 'normal' foods may be necessary when whipping up a list of dishes to cook. This is, of course, unless your family really loves beef casserole and would like it in their holiday menu.



For example, one easy alternative is a chopped skinned chicken breast; beef stew jamie oliver meat can be bought prepared; and with a delicate cream sauce, even shrimp could go into a Shepherd's Pie if you wish. It might be a better option, even, than clam chowder or chili because you may find your guests less likely to spill. But serve everything in a bowl anyway. I would be picking up my clean, minimally-processed meat at Sprouts, which usually has lamb and is also quite affordable.

You don't have to reinvent the wheel. Search the web for some ideas, and see what comes up. You may be surprised to see how many others have had the same inspiration. You can find a slew of delicious recipes on the internet. With recipes at your fingertips like beef stew sandwiches, dessert omelets, and apple cider pie, your food will be gone before you even get a chance to eat it. And now is a great time of year to put this to use. With the holiday season quickly approaching, it is easy to get frustrated with the same old ingredients, but it doesn't have to be that way.

You need to start this Crock Pot Beef Stew in the morning. Chop the partially frozen roast into 2" or so squares. If you want a healthier dish, you can shave away any fat content at this point. Place about a cup of flour into a small storage bag. Add in salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste. Put the chopped roast in the chopped roast in the bag and shake it to coat it with the flour.

At some point in the day, moms may find themselves with some time, and they need to accomplish a lot of things in that small window of time, when baby is napping. itmay only be 10 am or 2pm but you can still get dinner cooked for later. Choose something that can be mostly made now and thrown in the oven later. Or use the crock pot for beef stew jamie oliver, chili,or other slow-cooked dishes.

Experienced cooks will likely require a higher end product and probably have a preference on what type of material that they are accustomed to. Stainless cookware will heat evenly, is generally easy to clean and maintains its shiny appearance. Copper clad sets offer a classic look that heat quickly and evenly. For the less experienced cook you may lean toward a less expensive easy to clean, non-stick cooking surface as a starter set. This will allow them to experiment with new entree's without the fear of destroying a more pricey set of pans. You should bare in mind that, as always, you get what you pay for though. Cooking should be fun and rewarding.

So wither this recent trend is a rush of nostalgia for the days when times were tough and the food was wholesome or one just born out of pure economics.it can only be good. It's taking us back to our food heritage and is putting the pleasure back into cooking. The fact that it is simple and it's inexpensive is really the cherry on the top!