Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Can I just sleep please?

Sorry no post yesterday. I had such a manic day did not even get time to switch computer on. Did my voluntary work, quickly made tea then a 50 minute drive to a course I had to do at work then straight into a 9 hour night shift. Once home walked dog then took daughter No2 to college and finally to bed this morning at 9.20am. Was like a zombie, couldn't wait for my bed so here I am a lot more human like.

 For tea today I made Greek beef stifado with Greek potatoes. They really enjoyed it. The recipe used shallots but I did not have any so used a bit of extra onion.


1kg lean beef, cubed
500g shallot onions, peeled
1 large onion, chopped
2tbs tomato puree
1/2 nutmeg crushed ( I used 1tsp ground nutmeg)
1tsp mixed spice
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 sprigs rosemary
1 Large juicy tomato, chopped
1 glass red wine
small glass of olive oil
2tbs red wine vinegar
salt & pepper

Put beef , onions, garlic and oil in a large pan and cook on a high heat for about 5 minutes.

Add wine and vinegar and cook for a further 5 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients. Cook on a low heat for a couple of hours or until beef is tender. I transfered mine into the slow cooker and left it for about 6 hours.


4 Large clean potatoes
Juice of a lemon
4 cloves garlic, minced
small glass olive oil
small glass water

Cut potatoes into wedges and place in a deep roasting tray.

Cover potatoes with remaining ingredients and stir so all potatoes are coated.

Place in oven at 200C and cook for about 1hour turning occasionally.

We finished off our tea with a dessert our youngest daughter made at school.

Lemon meringue pie, her first attempt at making one. It came out rather well and we all enjoyed a slice.


  1. Sounds like a busy day/night. That picture is so cute.

  2. that greek stifado looks yummy !