The good: It was great having a ready made, hearty meal, that just needed a reheat in the oven.
The not so good: I used water rather than stock and, in re-reading the recipe I also forgot the bay leaves. Unfortunately, while it smelled fantastic this just tasted a little bland. Next time I’ll stick to my usual casserole sauce base, but will keep the balance; the chops in particular were a nice change for more expensive cuts of meat.
Origin: Nigel's Stew recipe from January in The Kitchen Diaries