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7.29.2008

Surprise Stew ;-)

On the surface, it looked like chunks of stewing beef and potatoes in thick brown gravy. Little did my husband and kids know, it was spiked with veggies!!

(Heh heh)

I was nervous initially, because shortly after I added my purees, you could really taste them (oops). However after simmering for a couple of hours, the flavour of the meat had really come out, and it was delicious.

Here's what I pureed and added:

cauliflower
celery
tomato
onion

I also made a "spice juice" to add, made with fresh spices from the garden and some water:

basil
thyme
rosemary
sage
savoury

I threw in some peppercorns as well, although those weren't from my garden ;-) And of course there was beef oxo, to tie it all together.

My husband and kids all enjoyed it and cleaned their plates...

6 comments:

Day Dreamer said...

Did you ever tell them how healthy it was!??

Jennifer said...

Hey, I like that idea! I'll have to try that one...I have 5 kids, and none of them like eating their vegetables!!

Jeanne said...

Naw... if i said anything, my husband would start questioning every subtle flavour change: "waddya put in it this time?", as opposed to just thinking that I added more pepper or something. What I need to do is wait a year or so, and THEN tell them they've been eating pureed veggies for the past year LOL heh heh

Crazed Mom said...

Very sneaky. I like that! I'm taking nutrition this qrt for my nursing program and this method was suggested by our nursing director. :)

LadyBanana said...

Sounds really delicious but it's a shame you have to hide the veggies .. :)

Jeanne said...

lol, yup - the things we have to resort to!!

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