Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beef Stew & Biscuits, Commercial Style

Here are some shots I took at work the other week, when beef stew & biscuits were on the menu. I'm not a fan of beef stew, but this looked really good & smelled just great. My shift ends before dinner, so I didn't get to sample it, but the residents, I heard were happy. The biscuits, which I made, turned out great! Dessert was provided by one of the residents, who spent the morning making homemade apple pie for everyone.

First, the cook started off using the grill to brown about half a cow's worth of stewing meat.

Meanwhile, potatoes & turnips get par-cooked.

The cook chopped up onions, celery, & carrots, then added them, along with the potatoes & turnips, to a big pan with the beef.

Some gravy (Bisto) gets going...

The gravy gets added to everything in the pan...

And we get this...
...And this...Then the whole thing gets covered with foil and put in the oven at 250F for 4 or so hours...And here are my biscuits (recipe here, minus the dill & cheddar):
And here are the gorgeous apple pies that resident made for dessert!
A great meal!

13 comments:

Palidor said...

Wow, that's really nice of the resident to make pies! The beef stew looks good. I'm not such a huge fan of the stew part, but I love the chunks of beef!

girlichef said...

Wow, wouldn't mind visiting there for dinner!! I actually love beef stew and everything here looks so comforting. :D

A Year on the Grill said...

Now that's a meal...

Good morning my friends, I'm just sitting down for coffee with you all

;)

highlandsranchfoodie said...

This sounds so good. I've got a great little beef stew recipe that I'm going to have to dig out and dust off. It is getting to be stew season. A cold front is moving through Denver tonight/tomorrow. Might just be what the Dr. ordered.

Cathy said...

Beautiful looking pies and biscuits! I'm not much of a stew fan, love the gravy with biscuits and usually push my veggies around until I can make an escape!

Donna-FFW said...

I am so envious of your bjob.. to be able to do something you love and are so obviously good at, thts what its all about:)

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Wow, I have never cooked on such a large scale before. You are one talented lady! Now I am in a stew mood..

Bob said...

Holy crap. That whole dealie looks wicked good. Heh, that's a hell of a way to make stew. The resident that made the pies is clearly awesome.

Elra said...

Wow, pretty impressive. I never made food that much... I would probably go insane. Well done!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Those pies are beautiful!! The stew sounds really good too. What a nice meal they had that night!

Shelly W said...

That's one frigging sweet meal! It looks absolutely delicious!

Chris said...

That looks great, I'd have to stay past 6pm I think:)

Pierce said...

I like beef stew. Well, not too much...but yours looks good. I really like winter type meals best.

Pies look dynamite!

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