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Quick - what can I do with a piece of braising steak........

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fannyannie Thu 19-Jul-07 15:29:56

was going to make beef casserole and dumplings but it's WAY to hot for that and it HAS to be used today or thrown away (which I don't want to do).

fannyannie Thu 19-Jul-07 15:30:39

I'll be back in about 1/2hr to see what you've suggested as DS3 has just woken so you don't think I'm ignoring your suggestions.

fannyannie Thu 19-Jul-07 15:44:58

bump - this is urgent (honest )- it's going to take at least 1 1/2 - 2hrs to cook it (I know that much LOL) and dinner needs to be ready by 6.30 (latest).

CountessDracula Thu 19-Jul-07 15:45:43

braise it?

fannyannie Thu 19-Jul-07 15:46:20

- that's CD - that's helpful ......

CountessDracula Thu 19-Jul-07 15:49:29

The problem is that if you don't cook v slowly it will be tough as old boots
can't you freeze it and do something else tonight?

fannyannie Thu 19-Jul-07 15:50:48

nope can't freeze it have to use it today as it's been defrosted. I know I'll have to cook it slowly - that's not a problem - I've got time to do it - just don't know what else I can do other than stew/dumplings/casserole etc with it.....

bozza Thu 19-Jul-07 15:51:12

Can't you stick it in a slow cooker/casserole dish with mushrooms/onions/herbs and cook it, then freeze it for a colder day and meanwhile make something else.

bozza Thu 19-Jul-07 15:51:33

meat and potato pie?

bozza Thu 19-Jul-07 15:52:00

meat pie with new potatoes and veg?

fannyannie Thu 19-Jul-07 15:52:50

would it be totally wierd to do a sort of casseroly/stewy type thing and serve it on Cous Cous? Dumplings (or potatoes even for that matter) just feel too 'heavy'.....ARGHHHHH I should have bl**dy thought of this earlier when I popped to Morrisons and picked up something lighter to eat - got nothing else to cook until I go shopping properly tomorrow.

greensleeves Thu 19-Jul-07 15:54:48

fannyannie, the couscous idea sounds lovely to me, like a tagine. I'd add garlic and tomatoes and a bit of chilli powder too <slaver>

fannyannie Thu 19-Jul-07 15:56:05

right let me go and get it sorted so I can stuff it in the oven for a couple of hours then I can sort the Cous Cous once it's ready. Thanks

littlelapin Thu 19-Jul-07 15:56:08

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littlelapin Thu 19-Jul-07 15:56:29

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greensleeves Thu 19-Jul-07 15:57:25

oh don't listen to little lapin, bloody rabbits adding carrots to everything

fannyannie Thu 19-Jul-07 15:57:29

lol ll - see I always turn to MN in times of crisis and get the help I need........must start a thread later asking how to make Gingerbread men - foolishly told DS1 we could make some in the holidays .

littlelapin Thu 19-Jul-07 15:58:15

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greensleeves Fri 20-Jul-07 14:14:56

So come on FA, put me out of my misery - what did you cook? And was it nice? <tenterhooks>

fannyannie Fri 20-Jul-07 15:46:55

see here .......... -

greensleeves Fri 20-Jul-07 15:49:08

Oh, bugger the fry-up sounds pretty attractive too though tbh!

fannyannie Fri 20-Jul-07 15:52:53

yes - I didn't realise it was possible to burn a stew/casserole......but I did it

greensleeves Fri 20-Jul-07 15:54:04

Bah, I've charcoaled hundreds of them

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