My husband's making a beef stew for me! Do you like them?

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    Jan 05, 2013 6:50 PM GMT
    He knows I love all kinds of stew, and I had some delicious examples while we were in New England over Christmas. But it's not easy to get good ones here in Florida restaurants.

    Today while we were in the supermarket, replenishing our fresh food stock we'd let deplete prior to our 17 days away, he said he was gonna make a beef stew for tonight. Needless to say I was delighted, he's so good to me.

    So I'll post here again later, after I've had it. He's already begun cooking some of it, in an electric crock pot.

    What do you guys think of stews? Love them, hate them, have favorites? Do you make any yourself?
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    Jan 05, 2013 6:54 PM GMT
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    Jan 05, 2013 7:18 PM GMT
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    Well are there any good stews from N'Awlins? I can't recall seeing any on my many trips there in years past, unless a broader interpretation of stew would include gumbo, which I do love.
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    Jan 05, 2013 7:36 PM GMT
    And I thought this was going to be about a hot-tub orgy icon_sad.gif

    I haven't made one in a long time - more of a pot-o-chili guy. But last year I got hooked on a (progresso?) canned "beef burgundy soup" from costco - which they no longer seem to carry. Might be worth trying to replicate that taste in a stew some snowy sunday. Oh well, already bought this week's groceries.
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    Jan 05, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    LOVE Stew.....

    My grandma made this all the time....and I still can't get it the same as hers, but it is close.....I think it is "LOVE" that I can't add like she did....
    (works in a crock pot too)

    Hamburger Stew
    is a favorite....
    brown a pound of lean ground beef and drain.
    8 cups of chicken broth
    chopped carrots, celery, green peppers, a pinch of fresh garlic, diced potatos
    All ingredients into the chicken broth on low heat for at least a couple hours.
    45 minutes before serving, mix up some bisquick and add to top of stew. on low heat, cover and let the biscuits get firm.....will not brown sitting in a steamy bath...
    Stew is done when biscuits are firm....
    take a biscuit and a ladle of stew...YUM! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 05, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    Sporty_g saidLOVE Stew.....

    My grandma made this all the time...

    Sounds yummy! Well I don't know if hubby knows what he's doing, just winging it from what I can see, never done this for us before, but if it turns out memorable I'll post the recipe here.

    I can say it's got beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, celery and mushrooms, cause I asked for those. Plus he's adding red wine, beef consommé, flour, and gawd knows what else. When he's in the kitchen I'm not allowed in there, which suits me just fine.

    But isn't life grand when you have a partner who cooks for you? Or, I suppose, if you can cook for him? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 05, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    I LOVE when I am NOT allowed in the kitchen!...Means I don't have to clean up the mess! LOL!
    Good luck with the "Stew Surprise"!
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    Jan 05, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    Sporty_g saidI LOVE when I am NOT allowed in the kitchen!...Means I don't have to clean up the mess! LOL!
    Good luck with the "Stew Surprise"!

    But I DO have to clean up the mess! That's the deal we have, which I think is very equitable.

    He does the cooking. I set the table, and clean up afterwards. He enters the kitchen, does his cooking thing, and then leaves. Only then do I enter to clean up the mess, along with clearing the table.

    He's sorta like a surgeon in an operating room. He enters, performs the surgery, then leaves, while others cleanup after him.

    I'm content with that arrangement, which shares the work between us fairly, each to our own ability. Plus when we have guests I get to go wild with the table arrangement, my gay side given free rein, always different and something our guests talk about as much as his cooking.

    So with us it's teamwork, each to his own talent. Tonight, though, I'll have little to do but enjoy this unexpected stew, with very little cleanup afterwards, just the 2 of us. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 05, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    OK, now he tells me he threw in a can of mushroom soup, and something else mushroom ("golden"?), and it's all in the crock pot simmering. It smells incredible, and I can't wait, though it's about 2 hours away. icon_sad.gif