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Chef Mimi, a novice at slow cookin, will choose 1 ingredient (meat/veggie/fruit/herb) to be thrown in the crock. Chef Tiffany, an experienced slow cookin specialist, will then post a recipe featuring the ingredient of the week, challenging Mimi to learn new moves in the kitchen.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Consumption: A meal that "sticks to your ribs"

While it was abnormally rainy and freezing in FL, Matt (my boyfriend) and I enjoyed a meal that "sticks to your ribs". The final result of the Traditional Beef Stew was wonderful! The beef seemed to melt in our mouths and the sweet potatoes coated everything, making it the real heart of the stew. After almost inhaling it, the remains were simply swept away with a buttered dinner roll - leaving behind a surprisingly clean bowl. Believe me when I say, bread is essential for optimum sopping of this stew.

My total cook time for this meal was 12 hours. I couldn't believe everything would simmer ALL day! I know I am just beginning to master these new moves, but already my patience, stamina and taste buds are being tested.

  • Why did my sweet potato cubes turn to mush? Did I cook them too long?    
Tips and Tricks:

My official first try at slow cookin' was a complete success!  On to the next challenge....

Chef Mimi

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear it was a success! This meal is perfect for a cold rainy day.

    To answer your question above, I don't think you cooked the stew too long...you might have cut the sweet potato cubes too small. Next time use bigger chunks and it probably wont turn to mush on you. =)