Maureen: It’s true, though maybe that’s why I was keen to make it. As you know, I hate stew.
Tim: But I also made dumplings to go with it! This isn’t the type of stew that requires dumplings.
Maureen: No, it is not. But what do you think?
Andrew: It’s good, but I could do without the mushrooms.
Nicholas: I like the steak, but it could do without the spinach. You know how I feel about spinach.
Maureen: Your dislike of spinach has been made abundantly clear. I can’t understand it, since I love spinach, but there we are.
Tim: This is good, but really it’s just steak with some vegetables.
Maureen: Tom says in the introduction that it’s more a stew of flavours that you cook quickly, rather than a traditional stew that takes a long time. Saying that, at least this was one of the speedier meals in the book, which is good for a weeknight dinner. I would eat this again. Would you?
Tim: Yes, I would.
Nicholas: I would, if it didn’t have the spinach in it.