It came, it went, and it was fabulous!
November 26, 2010 § 10 Comments
Ever since we first saw Julie & Julia we have been dying to make Boeuf Borguignon. And since it was just the two of us this year for Thanksgiving we decided to pass on the turkey and give it a go. Actually we did the turkey dinner a couple of weeks ago with a turkey that had been in the freezer for awhile. By the way, I LOVE leftover turkey! And now we are stocked up.
So, we started the night before by watching Julie & Julia again. I absolutely love Meryl Streep in this movie! Then we set out to make Boeuf Borguignon. And may I say, it was pretty tasty. It does take some time in the kitchen. And one definitely needs to cook mise en place. There are lots of little steps. Like simmering the bacon in water first. Why? I’m not sure. To remove some of the salt and fat? There was no hint of bacon flavor when the dish was finished. We rounded out the meal with simple boiled potatoes and Rustic Dinner Rolls from Cook’s Illustrated. I am in love with those rolls! But then, bread is my weakness. It was a nice, quiet, and satisfying holiday.
Are any of you out shopping the Black Friday deals? I am not a big fan of Black Friday shopping. I’ll be shopping the Internet from here on out. For instance, I got an email from the Interweave Store and they are offering free shipping on orders over $30 for the weekend. I can’t find it advertised on the web site, so maybe you need to click through the email?
Anyway… Let the holidays begin!