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Friday, September 10, 2010

Oxtail Stew for the 3 Little Musketeers' moms and dads!

It was really a busy week! I didn't get to do one post! How I missed it.
3 little boys came to visit last weekend....whilst they had a ball and played and played. ...I played with my dishes and served up a nourishing oxtail stew for my friends!
I had been out to a little birthday party that mid morning so put it all in my slow cooker until I got back home!

The dinner service and silver are all inherited. Paragon 'Fantasy'....wish I could get my hands on more items!

Flowers  from my favorite little florist, Pollen!
And, of course, the Oxtail!


The Recipe!
3 Oxtails cut into pieces (the butcher will do this!) 
4 onions roughly cut
salt and pepper to your taste (remember oxtail is quite a salty meat!)
1 can of butterbeans
8 potatoes halved
6 carrots in big chunks
a little flour
Red Wine around 750ml and 1 lt of beef stock
a Tablespoon of sugar!
Fry your (flour- dusted) oxtails together with garlic and onions.
Add the stock and red wine and simmer on low heat for around 4 hrs.
By this time your oxtail should be lovely and tender and almost falling from the bone. Be careful not to overcook as the oxtails will fall from the bone!
Add the carrots and potatoes and simmer further until nicely tender.
Add the can of butterbeans and serve on a bed of rice or even more decadent, creamy mashed potatoes.

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 A great weekend to all of you!


  1. What a pretty table! Love that pattern, and I hope you can find more of it. The first photo with the pile of adorable little boys made me smile! So sweet!

  2. Your china is just beautiful! I bet it looks beautiful with so many tablesettings. YOur boys are adorable!

  3. Mmm, oxtail stew. It looks so hearty. Your china pattern is lovely and makes for a beautiful tablescape.

    All the Best,


  4. Your table is very beautiful, love the red rose china pattern.

  5. Look at those darling twinkling eyes...they look like they were ready to eat.

    Your table was lovely and the food made me hungry dang it!

    If you get a moment... stop by on fridays and join us for finding look like you would fit in perfect!


  6. Organized for dinner and a gorgeous tablescape, too...nice work...I'll keep my eyes open for the you for the china. I'm always looking at china, here and there. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  7. Thanks for all these lovely comments! You are all the inspiration for my blog.

  8. Beautiful photos and the cutest three faces peeking in that first one!