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I made Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon for lunch today. I thought to myself, what could I make into one dish with vegetables, some frozen filet mignon, and a pantry full of things like chicken stock, beef stock, and...nutella.
Well, the nutella wasn't in the dish. Afterwards it made a tasty dessert though.
I defrosted the beef and let it come to room temperature, as I sliced the carrots and onions, and made the aromatic bouquet. The wine was a pinot noir (not my first choice, but it was still splendid. Improvisation, right?)
I quite literally dove my fork into the dish that braised in my red oven for 2 hours, with nothing but a smile of satisfaction to describe my feelings.
This is what cooking is about. It's about eating. Not just eating, but it's about feeling good when you eat and when you cook for yourself and people you love.
I spent this entire past weekend cooking for friends and family, and today I made myself a treat.
You know you're doing something right when you get the same feeling of happiness after each meal you make.
Anyways, that's my story about lunch today.
I hope you're hungry for some Boeuf Bourguignon. It made a ton of leftovers.