Beef Bourguignon– New Recipe. After making this recipe I can now claim I’ve flambéed something. Check that off my list of things to do before I die! I have to admit it was a little scary, but all turned out well and I didn’t burn any of my hair off. This tasted like a fancy beef stew. Actually Seth and I called this “Alcoholic Beef Stew” because of all the liquor involved… a full bottle of wine and 1/2 c. cognac. Wow. I think next time I’ll try making Julia Child’s recipe so I can compare. Anyway, two thumbs way up for this one.
Autumn Chicken Stew– New Recipe. I love making seasonal recipes for obvious reasons…. ingredients that are not only cheaper than usual, but tastier as well. It’s a win-win situation. The only reason I was skeptical of this recipe was the addition of not one, but two granny smith apples. I thought the resulting flavor would be too sweet for a “stew.” Nay nay. This was some good eatin’. Seth thought the apples were potatoes. And he raved about how much he loved the parsnips (a close cousin to the carrot) and I agreed. Why are parsnips not a common cooking component? Ok ok I know I’m getting carried away with the alliterations. Let’s just cut to the chase. This was awesome. You should make it.
EatingWell Fish Sticks– New Recipe. Ok I could not make fish sticks without referencing this episode of South Park. With that out of the way, these were incredibly easy to make and tasted really good. Seth especially really liked these. This was also my first time using Panko bread crumbs which are supposed to be crunchier than regular bread crumbs. I think it worked! I couldn’t find the whole wheat Panko bread crumbs, so I just used 1 cup of the regular ones. Oh and don’t forget the tartar sauce!