Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Great Expectations

So tomorrow, for Christmas Eve dinner (really it's more like a Chrismukkah dinner), I'm going to roll up my sleeves, spend the better part of the day in the kitchen, and make Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon. Fun! And YUM.

I went to my butcher today and picked up my special order of three pounds local, free range, sustainably raised, and humanely slaughtered lean stew beef, cubed into 2-inch pieces. I have my onion, carrot, mushrooms, and pearl onions. I have (similarly local and eco-kosher) bacon. I have German Butterball potatoes from the Farmer's Market. I have a remaining bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau and a local Willamette Valley Pinot Noir on hand. YUM.

Because really, what's not to love about slow-cooked beef with bacon, mushrooms, a little carrot, onions, and red wine? And served over roasted potatoes? Heaven.

I will certainly be taking photos and posting them here. Comfort food awaits....

Happy holidays to all of you, my dear readers. Hope you get a chance to eat something delicious and homey that warms your tummy and your heart.

1 comment:

  1. can't wait to hear and see JC's BB and the whole feast! we're having an austrian-german christmas eve dinner--wienerschnitzel, spaetzle, rotkohl, gurkensalat, gefullte eier, and apfelstrudel--and i promise i will blog it...


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