Saturday, September 18, 2010

If Food Be The Music Of Love....

....Why Don't You Stop Yer Whingeing a good wee word; think a cross between wining, moaning and wailing...it's not fun...And Just Eat It?   So said the lady to her wee boy in the cafe, sitting next to me.   He had said "This Tastes Minging" and then, surprisingly, considering his young age around 7, "Isn't Food Supposed Tae Be The Music Of  Love....or sumhin like that?"   "Cos If Ye Loved Me, Ye Widnae Make Me Eat This Mingin Stuff".   And that's when she replied.  

I had to leave so that I could laugh; it was funny and in it's own wee way, very sweet.   I guess you had to be there to see how she smiled at him and they both chuckled to each other.  

Beef and Barley Broth

It's been stews, casseroles and pies this past few weeks; the chill is already in the air and we've felt like coorying up with a bowl of something hot, soothing and meaty!   I'm having smaller portions than everyone else but that's ok because a stew like this fills your belly pretty quickly.   All recipes to come next week.

More Broth!

Chicken Pie with Cheesy Cobbler Topping...oh my.

Tasty garlic bread

Beef, Sausage and Potato Stew...this was later topped with dumplings.   Very tasty.

Carbonnade a la Flamande with Mash and Crisp Vegetables

This is a traditional Belgain dish made with Belgian beer and slow cooked for hours.   You caramelise the onions first, making this a really tasty meal with a hint of sweetness.

Friends, trying to eat in peace; "fer goodness sake, can I eat my soup??"

I promise all recipes next week; I have my first fair this week and I'm head to toe in badges and paintings!   Have a wonderful weekend, lovely bloggy peeps.


22 comments:

mise said...

What a charming, and indeed charmingly Scottish, story. That boy will go far. If only you'd had a businesscard with your blog url to slip him.

Little Ms Blogger said...

That was a very cute story and what a fun thing to over hear in a restaurant.

Is your garlic bread a flat bread? It is tradition in the U.S. to use Italian bread, but yours looks different.

I'm excited for the chill to come back in the air. I love stews and anything I have to braise.

Helen McGinn said...

mise, *LOL*, that would have went down a treat! ;O)

LMB, it sure is, I sometimes do a loaf for garlic bread but the kids love a flatbread.

Anna said...

oh i can't wait to hear about your fair!! : ) & my, that food looks deeeee-licious!

xo-

The Blonde Duck said...

I love soups and stews!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love soups and stews!

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Helen McGinn said...

Thank you folks! :O) x

LisaDay said...

And I love anything with pastry.

LisaDay

gaelikaa said...

Coming to this blog hungry is NOT a good idea....I filled up on samosas before I came over.....

lynn said...

Glaswegian parenting skills are jist brill - oh, hold on......I'm one.

Live Out Loud said...

Kids say the greatest things! Thanks for sharing that snippet. I love it - especially with the little accent!

gaelikaa said...

Hey, Missus, you tend to post a bit more frequently than this. I've missed seeing you around. Hope all is well....

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beagle said...

*drool*

YUM!

Karen said...

This is the first time I've seen carbonades à la Flamande on any English-language blog. Mad props to you :)
btw: the slice of bread with mustard to bind the sauce? Heaven!!

Ellen Arnison said...

Lovely tale and I'm really looking forward to the chicken recipe.

The Vintage Kitten said...

What a cute story, Kids eh! Your food looks as scrummy as ever. Cant wait for the recipes X

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