November 1st, 2012

Post Halloween Comfort Food

It’s “The Day After.” Maybe you trounced around the neighborhood all night last night and your feet still ache today.

Or perhaps you stayed up all evening answering the door to ghosts and goblins.

Either way, it’s November 1st and this date is officially in the “comfort food zone.”

If you want to make it easy on yourself, you can go the bake and serve route with a lovely Beef Wellington (see above) that you can simply pop in the oven and serve.

Or . . . you can try this recipe for a Beef Pot Pie that’s even gluten free! Click here for more details on that.

Come down from that Halloween high with a beefy meal that’ll bring you back to earth. It’s a great place to be . . . the holidays are just around the corner!


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November 7th, 2008

Old Standbys Never Get Old

It’s getting nippy out there. (It is November, incidentally.) And it’s time to start making those favorite meals that warm us up inside and out.

Try this great recipe for Beef Pot Pie. Your whole family is sure to love it!

Beef Pot Pie

(Serves 4)


1 lb package beef tips

1 Cup Red Wine

1 Onion, medium dice

½ Cup frozen corn

½ Cup frozen peas

1 Cup sliced mushrooms

1 Potato, diced and boiled

1 Carrot, medium dice

2 Celery stalks, medium dice

2 Tbsp. Butter

2 Tbsp. Flour

2 Cups Beef Stock

Salt and Pepper

1 12 inch circle of puff pastry


In a heavy bottom saucepan, sweat onions, carrot and celery in butter.  Add mushrooms and cook until done.  Add flour and cook until the flour taste is gone, about 5 minutes.  Add beef stock, a little at a time, stirring constantly.  Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.  Add corn, potatoes and peas, season to taste and place in a pie pan. Cover with puff pastry and bake at 350 degrees for 2 minutes.  Remove from oven and let sit 15 minutes before slicing.

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