09 July 2012

just like a cooking show . . .

Greetings all,
I'm not a fan of reality television, most shows are not in a great time zone for mothers, however, the cooking shows are a great source of inspiration.  Now my husband is home & on leave, we've found ourselves catching the Friday night Master Chef Master Class - it's the best one to watch as a) it's not competitive, b) an actual chef is cooking, c) you get the recipe, & d) no drama/ tears/ elimination.  Most recently, chef Gary made a Beef, Onion & Guinness pie - slow cooked beef with vegetables in Guinness, cooled, popped in Maggie Beer sour cream pastry, da dah, pie perfection.
Only in the real world we have 4 children & a dog to walk . . . so we left the beef slow cooking in the oven & pastry in the fridge . . . we tripped to the park on Sunday afternoon.  The pastry was too cold & stiff to roll in for dinner, we'd already spent 5 HOURS working on this, so quick change of plans to my idea of a slow-cooked-meat-pie when i bought these 6 Le Creuset casserole pots a couple of months ago . . . we portioned out the beef, popped a thawed puff pastry lid on, tossed them in the oven, added peas & potato, da dah, casserole pie perfection.
 Tonight, we took Maggie's dough out of the fridge early, rolled it & had enough meat to do another batch of 6 pies.  Delicious.  
 Like the styled shot with pretty cutlery verses my husband's dig-in??
 As Chez Posie isn't sponsored by Masterfood like Master Chef (who on earth would put shop bought sauce on a homemade pie, you might remember i'm anti-tomato-sauce) so my husband found a Woman's Weekly chilli salsa sauce recipe & i like it chunky so he didn't process it too fine.  Realising we needed a sauce bottle, handsome soldier boiled a-decorator-piece & possibly ruined the metal, oh well, looks more authentic.  
The bottle of course, is a decorator piece - the stopper didn't seal, so i added some glamorous cling wrap!!
 I'm making sausage rolls this week, like i do every school holidays, a huge batch so i have plenty in the freezer for hungry Winter bellies . . . this sauce is going to be perfect!!  Love Posie

12 comments:

Magi said...

Yum.
Really, it looks (and sounds) yum.

Catherine said...

Yum Jennie I love the sound of your dinner and the sound of that sauce too. I have to confess I do buy sauce, the homemade is sooo much better though, maybe I should take some lessons from your hubby it looks like a great cook:) x

Bron said...

All looks yum to me...I have just made my batch of sausage rolls today...and they too will be lathed by the kids in tomato sauce...shop bought. xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

This looks delish....I'm impressed!

Jan-Maree said...

It all looks so yummy but I would have to leave the relish off (can't eat chili) but i agree about the SHOP BOUGHT tomato sauce - just not right! So, what is on the menu tonight?

Hot Fudge said...

So glad we mere mortals can handle Master Chef recipes. It looks fabulous - well done! I had already salted this one away for a cold night, so it's probably on the menu for the weekend.

Hot Fudge said...

So glad we mere mortals can handle Master Chef recipes. It looks fabulous - well done! I had already salted this one away for a cold night, so it's probably on the menu for the weekend.

Mother Down Under said...

Yum. I love Maggie's sour cream pastry...it is so good and so easy...delicious every time!

Bin said...

Yum, and that sauce looks tasty too. And hello by the way. :-)

Sarah said...

Thats it, we're having pies later this week. I was going to do something else, but those just look too tasty....

Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties said...

Looks amazing!
There is nothing better than fresh homemade sauce!

Brandi said...

Dinner looks delicious!