Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yep, it's stew

Mom and Dad's Beef Stew Recipe

1 lb beef stew meat
2-3 cloves garlic
1 medium onion
3-4 russet potatoes
3 celery whatchamacallits
3 carrots
2 small cans tomato sauce
2 bay leaves
optional: 2 beef bullion
salt, pepper to taste
sugar to offset acidity of the tomato sauce
2 T flour

Brown meat with smooshed garlic. Add chopped carrots and celery and cook a little but not too much. Add onions and cook some more. Add water to 3/4 to top of stuff in the pot and bring to boil, cover, and simmer for an 1 hr 30 min. Sometime along the way, add the potatoes, tomato sauce, sugar, salt, pepper, beef bullion cubes and cook a bit longer, say, for 30 min. Make a paste and slurry with the flour by adding water. Add to the stew to thicken. Dat's it!

18 comments:

Kate said...

Absolutely gorgeous Joan!!!! You can keep the meat...but seriously this just made my stomach GROWL!

My mom made hers with pearl onion minus the tomato sauce.

enigma said...

WOW!! your talent is amazing. i wish i can do realistic works as good as yours!

R.E. Wolf said...

Gorgeous AND wonderful! I am reminded of the audio book I just finished that involved a painter - and former chef - who immortalized his recipes in paintings.

Lin said...

NOT ONLY DELICIOUS RECIPE, BUT THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE INCREDIBLE!!! ABSOLUTELY GLORIOUS!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Yummi!!! Now I have a problem, it's 8 am for me and I have a craving for stew! Wonderful illo :o)

Robyn said...

I don't get here nearly enough, Joan but I'm glad I'm in time for dinner! Delicious drawing - may I have the recipe for that? ;) You know, take a grey coloured pencil and a ton of talent..... etc

A Brush with Color said...

OMG, a recipe, too!!? Yippee! I'll have to try yours--nothing like a good pot of stew simmering all day to make the house smell like comfort. I love this, Joan!

Serena said...

Your drawing turned out fabulous, Joan! The kids will appreciate the recipe, thanks, but being Vegan, I will have to opt for the no-meat version. :)

susie said...

Looks fabulous! I will go buy everything in the picture and cook away. Can't wait!

Gina said...

I see the recipe, and I can do it just like that-but I must face it. My stew never tastes as good as your stew. Guess we'll just have to come over, huh?

Karen Blados said...

Almost makes me want to eat it myself. I've never been a big fan of stew, but I bet my family would love this. I'll have to give it a try!

LOVELY sketch!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

We must have been having a beef stew at the same time - though I cheated and got a jar of beef bourguinon for Clive to cook it for me when I was at my acrylic workshop. Love the veg drawing - they are so colourful and diverse in shape.

John Wright Art said...

Draw it ,then eat it. That's the sort of 'creative mix' I like.
I've just been having a look at some of your earlier postings Joan. Your pencil drawings are wonderful and don't be afraid to let that watercolour flow and do its own thing!! I loved the results of your 21 day creative challenge.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh wow. This is absolutely brilliant, Joanie. Such a great drawing.

Joan Y said...

Thanks all you wonderful peeps that left me comments! This is a hearty meal that I made for family friends who lost their dad recently. What I couldn't say with words, I said with comforting food.

Artist Unplugged said...

First time to visit your blog....beautiful drawings!

Lisa Reed said...

Looks good enough to eat!!

mrana said...

Gorgeous drawing Joan! Yum!