Thursday, October 8, 2009
Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon
This is probably the most involved recipe that I've made to date. I really would not be a good judge of this dish since I really don't care much for this type of beef. My husband on the other hand loves these types of meals and he said it was very good. He enjoyed it very much and ate most of it. My 10 year old, needless to say, did not like it at all. I did love the gravy, since it had lots of wine in it. I do love sauces and gravies made with wine. I also have to say that I followed the recipe exactly as written and my gravy came out with the perfect consistency. I did not have to thin it out or thicken it up. Perfect. I couldn't find the onions the recipe called for so I used jarred ones but did brown them nicely. The inspiration for me making this, of course, was the movie which I loved. I plan on making more of the recipes from Julia's book, but not too often since they involve lots of time and work. But the effort is well worth it. I am not going to post this recipe myself since it is soooo long, but you can find it here. (This link also has a video you can watch of Julie Powell cooking Julia's recipe while she is being interviewed and also has some clips of Julia Child cooking. It really is worth watching.)
We are leaving tomorrow morning for Graves Mountain which is a wonderful mountain lodge with homestyle, home cooked meals! All the desserts have something baked with apples and ice cream on the side. Dessert comes with lunch and dinner. Nothing like putting on a few easy "weekend" pounds!!! The lodge has a huge apple festival in October every year so we always come home with a boxful....Look for lots of apple recipes from me in the next few weeks. Please feel free to let me know if you have any good apple recipes for pies, cakes, etc.....I'd love some suggestions!
Have a great weekend everyone!