Thursday 2.2.17



Day 13 of hearing how despite all odds, Trump won the election. Day 13 of hearing that facts can also be alternative facts, news can be fake news, and “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice,” stated Trump at the kick-off of Black History month. In another attempt to get the bad taste out of my mouth, I once again crocked the pot. This time: Rosemary garlic beef stew. Not gluten-free.

Here’s what you need…

½ lb. (4 medium) carrots

½ sleeve celery

1 medium onion

2 lbs. red potatoes

2 Tbsp olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced

1½ lbs. beef stew meat

Salt and pepper

¼ cup all-purpose flour

2 cups beef broth

2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp soy sauce

½ Tbsp brown sugar

½ Tbsp dried rosemary

½ tsp thyme

Dice the onion and slice the carrots and celery. Waterboard the potatoes well and cut them into one inch cubes. Place the onion, carrots, celery, and potatoes into a large slow cooker. These vegetables are all different but through time have overcome their differences to be able to work together in a harmonious fashion.

Place the stew meat in a large bowl and season liberally, not conservatively, with salt and pepper. Add the flour and toss the meat until it is coated. Set the floured meat aside or, if you like… detain it until such time as it has been thoroughly vetted. Use Extreme Vetting.

Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Sauté the garlic in the hot oil for about one minute, or until soft and fragrant. Now that the meat has been vetted, add the floured meat and all the flour from the bottom of the bowl to the skillet. Let the beef cook without stirring for a few minutes to allow it to brown on one side… BROWN is okay, really. Stir and repeat until most or all sides of the beef pieces are browned. Add the browned beef to the slow cooker and stir to combine with the vegetables.

Return the skillet to the burner and turn the heat down to low. Add the beef broth, Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, rosemary, and thyme to the skillet. Stir to combine the ingredients and dissolve the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Once everything is dissolved off the bottom of the skillet, pour the sauce over the ingredients in the slow cooker. The sauce will not cover the contents of the slow cooker, but it’s okay. More moisture will be released as it cooks or after it has shown the proper paperwork.

Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for four hours (or low for 7 – 8 hours). After four hours, remove the lid and stir the stew, breaking the beef into smaller pieces as you stir. Taste the stew and adjust the salt if needed. Serve hot as is, or over a bowl of rice or pasta or as I did, with made from scratch biscuits. Paprika was indeed used but no one knows how much.



9 responses

  1. bootcheese3000


    you cook as well?

    Man I might have to start coming around here more often. 😀 We might even have to start swapping Recipes and such. Crock-Pot Cuisine is something I’ve been increasingly been getting involved in. Just Yesterday I made some Crock-Pot Crack Chicken Sandwiches (I cooked something similar a couple Years ago but I didn’t like the results, it was too flavorful. Guess it was the extra pack of powdered Ranch Dressing that overloaded my taste buds–this new Recipe requires only one).

    So is this an original or something you found On-line?

    And DUDE don’t get me started on the fallacy of this past Election and its results. I’m seeing this as an opportunity to do more Traveling outside of the States. Fortunately I acquired my Passport back in 2014, all I need to do is put it to use.

    February 3, 2017 at 8:51 am

    • LOL I can’t reply to the mushroom cloud graphic, but I guess I would say yes and no. There were a whole lot of shrooms… but not with skulls. It was very surreal, sadly I was fairly resigned to it in the dream. Thankfully, major events are often about other things and not prophetic of the actual events in the dream.

      February 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      • bootcheese3000

        Ok, so it wasn’t a complete render of this Poster but still creepy. I know I had some doozies with some Nightmares in my past.

        And at the risk of repeating myself, we should swap recipes if this is going to be a regularity along with your Thoughts and Photographs and other cool Projects you’ve done in the Past.

        February 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      • lol Is that last part directed at me or Jeff?

        February 3, 2017 at 3:47 pm

  2. … but it COULD be made gluten free. I know things. LOL

    YAY Crocking the Pot! This looks really tasty.

    And, I don’t have any need to state my opinions about the Great American Tragedy unfolding. I literally had a dream last night of watching mushroom clouds in the distance. Not a good dream.

    February 3, 2017 at 11:45 am

    • bootcheese3000

      Oh man, not a good Dream to have, and if there’s one thing I take seriously it’s Dreams. People swore up and down that Barak Obama was supposed to be the Anti-Christ, even portraying the Devil to look like him in that Bible movie on Cable some years back, but BOY are THEY wrong!

      This nonsense happening right now is definitely Sign of the Times. Trump’s punk-ass looking like Big Brother up in this BYTCH.

      February 3, 2017 at 11:52 am

      • I’m utterly astounded that Tweedle Dumb still has supporters; people who seem to be intelligent are all “Yay! He’s great!” Are they blind? Deaf? Dumb? Or are they just willing to see everything burn down around them and say it’s just a hot day?

        February 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

      • bootcheese3000

        There’s no tellin’ Helen. Even Black celebrities that are supporting him or even meeting him are feeling the flames from the Black Community and some have the audacity to be confused as to why everyone is so upset with them and turning on them.

        The Dream with the Mushroom cloud–did it look like this?

        February 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm

  3. jsvexperimental

    Well, this meal has done exactly what I intended it to do… bring semi-total strangers together to discuss current events. I’ll have to see what I can whip up for next time.

    February 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm

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