Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekly Menu 2/13-2/18/12

It was a cold, cold weekend here in Minneapolis, like windchills of -13 cold, perfect weather for a big pot of Flemish Stew.
Flemish Stew
We used this recipe from Serious Eats. It so simple you really don't even need recipe. You just cube some beef, then brown it and some roughly chopped onions. Add a bottle of good Belgium sour beer, the sourer the better in my book (it's important to use the right beer). Thicken with flour and season with fresh parsley and thyme. Let simmer all day until the meat is so tender it falls apart. The recipe said it only took 3 hours, we cooked it for about 5 to get it as tender as we wanted (Next time I'll cook it in the crock pot rather than on the stove). I was also supposed remove the meat to skim off fat and thicken the sauce, but our sauce wasn't fatty and didn't need thickening. Finally, we served it the traditional way, over a bed of french fries. The crisp oven baked fries added a nice texture against the tender meat and soft onions.

On to Menu Planning Monday...

Salmon Casserole - This never got made last week due to some more kitchen construction (ok, really I was too busy sewing doll clothes for Project Project Runway.)

Valentine's Day at Pizzeria Lola - Yeah, we were going to stay home but decided to go out for pizza instead.

Leftover Flemish Stew

Red Beans, Chorizo and Rice

Maybe some pasta, haven't really decided yet.

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1 comment:

Lori said...

That dish looks so good, and sounds so simple. We have some beef to use of in the freezer. Something like this will be perfect.

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