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Casserole rescue team, quick!

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DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 23-Nov-12 14:20:10

Well, it is in the slow cooker so quick(ish) will do but WTF do I do with it? IO had some frozen casserole veg form a bag, read a few recipes so added a cider to them, didn't want to spend money so used already available form my freezer quorn sausages, beef jelly stock, few bayleaves and now what? It seems it's lacking something.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 23-Nov-12 16:36:38

Oh and where can I buy suet for the next time because I really want to know where I can buy dumplings?

fergoose Fri 23-Nov-12 16:44:48

kidney beans - no I don't think they will go. You can get atora suet at most supermarkets - blue & red box.

IslaValargeone Fri 23-Nov-12 16:49:21

You can also buy dumpling mix. runs off

Pancakeflipper Sat 24-Nov-12 00:05:14

Drums fingers and wonders where is DrinkFeck? Did she drown in her liquid casserole or buried under a mountain of dumplings?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 24-Nov-12 11:45:44

blush Was hoping no one will care remember...

I had to chuck it and I hate food wastage. In the end it had the right look and consistency but there was the fault with either the cider or the veg itself. Yes, really!!!sad

The casserole veg was from I eland and it consisted if leeks, swede, carrots a d silverskin tiny onions. it was all to acidy and even the carrots were not nice or sweet, just bland.

The cider was alcohol free one, not too bad to drink so wasn't off or anything bad maybe it didn't agree with the veg.

CogitoErgoSometimes Sat 24-Nov-12 12:21:49

Cider and some white wines can be quite a pronounced, acidic flavour. Not helpful for now, I realise, but another time, if you have the same ingredients....

- Heat a little oil or butter in the pot
- Gently sautee the diced vegetables until things like onions are taking on a bit of colour as this means a better flavour.
- Add things like garlic, herbs, mustard, worcester sauce, finely chopped bacon, chilli flakes or other flavourings to taste
- Add a heaped tablespoon of plain flour and stir it into the vegetables until well combined. (Or a few ounces of red lentils)
- Add a small amount of liquid if you're using a slow-cooker... stock or stock with a little wine/cider added... 1/3 pint maximum and stir well. The vegetables will generate more juice as they cook.
- Season with plenty of pepper and some salt. (You can always add more salt at the end if you think it needs it)
- Place the meat (preferably browned) or beans in with the vegetables.
- Simmer.

Pancakeflipper Sat 24-Nov-12 13:45:29

Oh Drinkfeck - I cannot decide to cry or giggle. Our MN casserole ended up being vile.
Hope you got a takeaway or ate lots of biscuits.

<looks forward to further cookery threads by Drinkfeck>

DrinkFeckArseGirls Sat 24-Nov-12 17:49:03

*yes, Cogito, I will actually write it down (well, copy and paste into my notes) for never again next time. I just wanted it too be true that slow cooker meals can be tasty and hassle free sad.

Flipper you're always welcome to my cooking, erm... adventures. weak smile

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