Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TableScape Thursday and Hearty Beef Stew

It was stormy and cool here in Phoenix this weekend. What a break!
So that put me in the mood for fall.

I used my Susan Winget bowls and saucers with my Johnson Brothers Asiatic Pheasant plates. Aren't they French-ee!

I just pulled some of my Fall stuff for the centerpiece.

Ummmm! Smells good! What's for dinner?

Beef Stew and Beer Biscuits
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1-inch thick rounds
  • 4 red potatoes, chopped into large dice
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 (1-pound) chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can less sodium beef broth.
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • Beer Biscuits, recipe follows


In a 6-quart slow cooker combine the celery, carrots, potatoes, onions, thyme and beef. In a large bowl, stir together all the remaining ingredients and pour over the beef and vegetables in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with Beer Biscuits.

Beer Biscuits:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose baking mix, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons sugar.
  • 1 cup beer

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients with a whisk until just combined. Using 2 spoons divide dough into 4 even mounds and put on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.



Beansieleigh said...

Oh, this is beautiful Liz! Love the dishes, the colors, AND thank you for sharing your recipes! ~tina

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Yummm, beef stew! The table linens are so country French. It is all very inviting and lovely.

Lisa said...

I love the blue and green combination! Your bowls and saucers are so sweet.And I am writing this recipe down. We are expecting rain this weekend.Perfect stew weather.:)

Allison said...

The dishes you layered look nice together. Love the wire holder with the roses. Very nice.

Maria Killam said...

Love your combination of plates! Gorgeous, and looks like yummy soup, thanks for the recipe!

A Hint of Home said...

The dishes are such a pretty blue.
Everything looks great and the stew so yummy!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your dishes and all of the accessories are just gorgeous. I love the pretty colors. The stew looks fabulous. One of my favorite meals. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty table setting and dinner looks wonderful.

Barbara said...

Umm beef stew! I will be making that in the winter. It sounds so good. Thank you for sharing.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very pretty table setting and the stew looks wonderful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh YUM!! and your table looks so colorful...Love those dishes...where did you find them..Never heard of Beer biscuits but bet they are great...Hope you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So pretty -- I love the blue and green together and your French look. That stew would be wonderful today -- it's a cloudy rainy day. Perfect combination.

Deanna said...

Your Tablescape Thursday is great!!!
What a tasty recipe to share...wish I had some right now.
Glad to get to see your blog.
Hope you'll stop by for a spot of tea in Kansas.
d from homehaven

Shauna said...

I love the colors in your table. And that beef stew looks so good and comforting!

Myrna said...

Oooh-la-la!~ Very French looking and the stew looks divine. Beautiful tablescape, Liz!

honeysuckle said...

Love those French placemats! That stew looks to die for delicious. I hope you enjoyed that lovely dinner and thanks for sharing your recipe and for stopping by my post and commenting. Have a great day. Bon Appetit!

Kitty Valerie said...

Yummy and colourful: the perfect combination.

Those dishes remind me of Mexican pottery. Just lovely.

Have a nice day,

Rettabug said...

Liz, your table looks so inviting & is full of comfort food....for the eyes & the tummy. Speaking of the might want to change the spelling of the word "bowels" under your second picture!!!! I cracking up here with a very funny visual image.

I have a baby sister who lives in Gilbert, AZ. Love it out there!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Liz
Thanks for your sweet comment today. I love your tablescape with the blue mixed with the Susan Winget dishes. It is very pretty!

Lisa said...

Oh what a lovely table! Love the blues! AND YUMMY!!! Thanks for the recipe!
Hugs, Lisa

Robin said...

You've got it down with the Autumn theme table and the scrumptious stew and my mouth is watering looking at the biscuit! Yumalicious!
All Things Heart and Home

Rev. Sonja said...

Yum! Your table looks wonderful, and the stew is a great addition!

Sandy said...

I loved the way you layered your dishes, and the linens were beautiful. Looked very French. I have never tried a blue and green combination, I might just have to do it someday.
That beef stew recipe looks just toooo good I will have to try it.

Sue said...

Your table is so pretty, love the blue and green together. It is still hot in Texas so I can't think of stew yet, but thank you for reminding me of the beer bread recipe. I used to make it and my family loved it - now I can make it again. (and save the stew for later!)
Thank you for stopping by my very first TT.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

How beautiful! Love the rich blues! ...and that beef stew sure looks and sounds yummy! ~Rhonda :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Yum! Love stew. Make it quite often. It's one of my daughter's favorite meals.

Love, love, love your dishes!!! Love how they look with the blue and white plates!

Enjoy your weekend!

Maureen said...

So rich looking! I love that shade of blue. Dinner looks delish too! Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmmm Good!

Thanks for visiting my first tablescape too.

once in a blue moon... said...

what darling dishes, love the color combo~

xinex said...

Beautiful tablescape and delicious food, a perfect combination!..Christine

Sue said...

Nice color combination...the blue with the green...yes, very Frenchy!! and fall must be right around the corner....get out the crockpots!

Tammy518 said...

Ooh, la, la! I love your Frenchy table! The stew and biscuit look yummy. I can almost smell the stew!

Sarah said...

Beautiful table. Of course I adore the French theme here. The stew looks so delicious. It is raining here and that would be a nice dinner. :-)
Have a good weekend. ~ Sarah

Miss Janice said...

I love the dishes and the blue & green mixed together! I want some of that stew right now!

Kathleen said...

Hi Loz,
I thought I commented on thhis the other day!
Love the colors..such a festive table!
Thanks for your visit!

Kathleen said...

Lordy, I should proof read before I hit publish...and I don't even drink!
Have a great Sunday, LIZ!