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SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,209
edited 7:42AM in EggHead Forum
Morning All:

Getting psyched for the knee replacement surgery on Thursday (28th) and did some cooking today to have a few meals put away for the first few days back from the hospital.

The first is a Guinness Beef Stew that we saw on Diners, Dives & Drive-ins a couple weeks the recipe off of Food Network and made a couple "modifications" is the stew meat being browned in the DO (this is after it marinated for about 3 hours in a Guinness, soy sauce, garlic, onion, dijon mustard mixture)...

After browning the meat then added 2 bottles of Guinness, carrots & potatoes (the original recipe only had carrots)...right after the Guinness...

This simmered for 3 hours to get the meat VERY tender...also added some frozen peas at the end...ready to come off the Egg...

And of course a close up...

It smelled so good that we decided to make this our supper...also did a Pillsbury French Loaf cut into six pieces (more crusty stuff that way)...

Next was a couple of Peking Chickens...a couple of roasters stuffed with apple slices and ginger slices...then rubbed with ground pepper and soy sauce...first cook breast side down for 45 minutes at 400...just put on the Egg...

After 45 minutes, flip to breast side up and go another 45 minutes at 400...finished product...

These will be shredded to make a couple meals later this week or first of next week.

Not sure if I will cook anything else before Thursday as all three evenings are very busy getting work (visits with my kids) done before taking off for at least 3 weeks. I will post sometime on Thursday evening (the hospital has free WiFi) about how the surgery went.

Have a GREAT day!


Brandon, FL



  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Good luck with the surgery Jay, give a call if if you need any insight as what to expect and be extra nice to Kathy because you will be at her mercy :evil: :laugh:
  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,209
    Morning Pat:

    Thanks! I read your post to Kathy and she said "That's the truth!" so I guess I will have to be on my best behavior (but I am all the time anyway :ermm: ).

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Jay, I hope and pray all goes well!
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Hey Jay,

    Man I like that beef stew. Good luck with the knee buddy!



    Caledon, ON


  • Great diversity Jay! From ireland to Peking in one nights cook :cheer: Looks great!
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 2,995
    Thanks for sharing the cooks look great as always.
    My Mom just had her second knee done and she has quite a few more years on her than you and she is almost dancing again. It is a walk in the park and you will be just fine. When this is all over you will wonder why ya waited so long to get it done.
    Jupiter Jim

    I'm only hungry when I'm awake!

    Okeechobee FL. Winter

    West Jefferson NC Summer

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Looks Wonderful.Good luck with the surgery!!! :)
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Hope all goes well with your knee surgery Jay! :)

    Well, at least you had the good sense to add potatoes to the Guinness Beef Stew. Who ever heard of a Guinness Irish Stew without potatoes? The Peking chicken looks delicious! I'll have to try the apple and ginger stuffing.
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Great looking stuff....this time next week, you will have a brand new knee!!! Prayers up for you, your family, and the doctors/nurses who will take care of you... ;)
  • I pray all is well and that your friends and fmaily ake great care of you.
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for you Jay.
  • KMagnusKMagnus Posts: 114
    Good luck with your pending surgery and recovery.

    Prayers to you and your family.
  • KMagnusKMagnus Posts: 114
    Good luck with your pending surgery and recovery.

    Prayers to you and your family.
  • tsbradytsbrady Posts: 101
    Good luck Jay, had mine done in June of last year, make sure you stick with the rehab, that is the most important thing to do for a successful recovery
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Good luck Jay...and great looking cooks.
  • JBUG99999JBUG99999 Posts: 263
    Wow! Both meals look awesome! I'm not crazy about Guinness, but that looks good enough for even me to try! You'll be eating well during your recovery, that's for sure!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery! We're not far away if you need any help. Keep us posted!
    J & K
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