NEWS FLASH: Today, 29th December 2016 - both of my children ate all of their dinner and asked for seconds. WHAT THE! It wasn't chips... it wasn't chocolate... it was this amazing recipe from a book I got for Christmas! - ok I had to adjust it a little to make it work for Isabelle's allergies (coughs and for what I had in the cupboard!!) but they absolutely loved it... it had celery in it and onions and now my children are soo anti veg since Oliver (age 7) made this huge fuss that they're yucky and he hates them so obviously the toddler was like yeah me too = great, thanks child number 1.... you ate them when you were 2 years old but whatever. But today - shocked me. They ate it. They liked it. There was no tantrums. = shocked. I know I've said shocked about 1000 times. Sorry.
So yeah I made this post literally just because I couldn't believe it - didn't use the S word again!
What did I use?
- minced beef 10% fat as it was so much cheaper... I like to get 5% fat but Michaels trying to make me buy the 10% all the time as it's cheaper.... argh!
- beef stock
- red wine
- Doves Farm Gluten Free plain flour
- Worchester sauce
- Jam - LOL it said to add some redcurrant jelly... I didn't have any so I added a little teeny tiny bit of jam as you know I like to just throw these things together - ask Michael about the carbonara I once made him with enough philly for 6 people....... oops! but it worked with the jam the jam made it good.
- coconut oil
Oliver asked for it tomorrow too...
Anyone looking for a new cook book then I'd definitely suggest getting Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites.
Oh but in true mum style I ignored the timings on the recipe - I don't have 1.5 hours for this to be in the oven then another 40 minutes with the potatoes added... so I cooked it completely on the hob then popped into the oven for 45 minutes and it was fine!