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Re: Gourmet Beef Casserole - with photo
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2010, 01:33:44 am »
Due to the unseasonably cold weather we are having in Melb today we are having this 'winter warmer' tonight.

I am looking forward to trying it out.

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« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2010, 10:03:00 am »
Unseasonably cold weather????;D

The temperature hasn't reached positive figures here for days and we're on the South Coast of the UK (although it looks like Northern Canada!)  I've lived in this area all my life and I've seen more snow but I've never known it to snow for so long ....

Can't even get ds3 to the childminders this morning because the road are simply too treacherous.

We're having hot chocolate with brandy today and mince pies ....

We need a serious Winter Warmer and some good comfort food  ;D ;D
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« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2010, 10:13:07 am »
We're having a very unusual cold snap over hear Nicola! Usually by now it's in 30 degrees + from here on in... There was snow not far from here today  ???  :D

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Re: Gourmet Beef Casserole - with photo
« Reply #33 on: December 20, 2010, 10:47:46 am »
Made this gourmet beef on Friday (as a stew), ate out all weekend so have only just got around to eating the leftovers with some mashed potato.  Just gets better with age.
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Re: Gourmet Beef Casserole - with photo
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2010, 11:24:39 am »
What is it with the weather.
Feeling very sorry for all the UK people, some of my friends are really struggling but although it's a horrid winter it's just the usual UK can't cope with any weather issues, lol, but for it to snow in Australia in the middle of summer!!!
If this continues I'll come back to the UK, lol.

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Re: Gourmet Beef Casserole - with photo
« Reply #35 on: December 20, 2010, 11:42:27 am »
Well it was delicious. I put a little passata in it with the wine instead of water and added diced capsicum, zucchini, carrot and pumpkin in it as well as we ate it with rice.

Next time I will make it thicker and have it as a pie. The meat melted in your mouth.

This will be a regular meal.

Thanks again for sharing it.  :)

Nicola, the weather in Australia is a bit crazy at the moment, hence my comment.....lol.

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« Reply #36 on: December 20, 2010, 02:21:36 pm »
Nope, sorry still no sympathy  ;) ;)

I'd be over in Oz like a shot - anyone fancy sponsoring a couple of new immigrants (complete with 3 crazy children!)  ;)

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« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2010, 10:31:10 pm »
While I have been whinging about the sauna type days over the last week - today is almost autumn temp. So the weather is a tad topsy turvy, even in Central Qld, where summer seems never ending in the middle of Dec.  This time last week I was getting in and out of the pool between the house cleaning tasks.  I do feel for UK and Europe - while the thought of a white Christmas is so dreamlike, functioning in frigid conditions is not pleasant.  Might even do this dish this evening.  Cheers - Robyn
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« Reply #38 on: December 21, 2010, 10:35:31 pm »
I cooked this again tonight but I used a game pie pack I'd got from the butchers.  It was only about 500g so I cut back on the liquid by a third and omitted the cornflour.  It was, yet again, really rather lovely, served with basmati rice and veg.

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Re: Gourmet Beef Casserole - with photo
« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2011, 08:24:48 am »
This recipe has won me, soooooo flavoursome and a coolish day to enjoy it all the more! Jenny  :)
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« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2011, 07:43:12 pm »
Pleased that you enjoyed it Jenny - it is so easy in the TMX - it has been a favourite in our household for ever, so was one of the initial recipes I converted after getting thermie. I need to make a pie as Zan suggested - my list of to do re TMX recipes and this forum grows daily.
Cheers - Robyn   :)  :)
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Re: Gourmet Beef Casserole - with photo
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2011, 11:27:31 am »
Made this tonight. Didn't have malt vinegar so just used White and only sweet red wine. Also had some Vege soup frozen so chucked that in with 10 mins to go (no mushies) and then 2 heaped tablespoons of cornflour mixed in. Served on rice and even DH who quinces about my Vege soup didn't even realise it was in there! Lol youngest ate with no complaints but eldest refused. She was stroppy anyway so pfft to her! Lol

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Re: Gourmet Beef Casserole - with photo
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2011, 07:06:53 am »
I am making this right now and don't have any red wine. Any suggestions for a substitute?

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Re: Gourmet Beef Casserole - with photo
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2011, 10:35:05 am »
I daresay it is a bit late now Kerryn but Port, Sherry, white wine or just plain old beef stock is what I would have used.
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« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2011, 10:43:34 am »
Thanks JD. As it happens it was only just a little too late. I didn't read the recipe correctly (again!) and we realised that dinner wouldn't be ready until 2 hours after we wanted it. So casserole for dinner tomorrow night!

Oh and in the end we decided to crack open a bottle of red anyway. It lightened the mood when dinner went awry...
Kerryn