McEcker's Irish Stew

Minimum day.
Does any one else hate minimum day?
I would much rather have the kids home all day instead going through all the effort
of getting them to school and then having to pick them right back up.
When minimum days occur my house looks like a tornado hit it.
There is just not enough time to get everything I need to get done, done.
That is exactly why we are ditching tomorrow and going to Disneyland instead.
My kiddos deserve it any way. Both my boys are doing so good in school their teachers said they don't need a parent teacher conference. (The whole reason for the min days is for P/T conf.)
So proud of my babies. They deserve a Disneyland trip.
Enjoy this stew on St. Patty's Day!!

McEcker’s Irish Stew
Yield: 6 Servings
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours

Ingredients for the stew:
4 medium-sized potatoes
2 pounds stew meat largely chopped
1/2 cup flour
2 onions, large dice
2 carrots, large dice
2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large bunch of fresh thyme
1 1/2 cups beef broth

¼ cup of Irish whiskey
Salt for taste
Pepper for taste

Preparation :
Coat all sides of the meat pieces in flour. Heat oil in a skillet and brown the meat bits. Add onions and garlic. Saute.
Toss the browned meat, onions and vegetables into a large cooking pot. Place herbs in the middle of the mixture. Cover with broth and cook for 2 hours over low temperature.
While the stew is cooking, you can make the dumplings. Add the dumplings 20 minutes before stew is done. Add salt and pepper for taste.

Dumplings

Ingredients :
3/4 cup self raising flour
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 tablespoon mixed fresh herbs
1/4 cup solid shortening
1 egg, beaten
Broth or water
Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation :
Mix the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening and egg. Whisk all the ingredients thoroughly.
Divide mixture into small ball shapes. Roll these into even rounds with your floured hands.
Place the molds in boiling water or broth. Cook for 15 minutes. Add to stew 20 minutes before stew is done.
Recipe and pic from www.culinarycommunity.com

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