Thursday, November 02, 2006

What's for Dinner? Beef Bourguignonne

Doesn't it seem like "Bourguignonne" has one or two letters too many?

Anyway, that's what was on the menu for tonight. Or almost wasn't. It was one of those poorly planned evenings in the kitchen that almost didn't turn out, but did. First, I procrastinated and didn't get dinner started until a little after 5. Then, as I was chopping the carrots and onion, I realized that this dish really needed to simmer for over an hour! Oh well, I kept plugging along and just took the chance that the beef would be tender sooner than the recipe indicated.

Turns out it was a good gamble - the beef was tender in about 1/2 less time - and everything turned out very well. I won't bore you with all the other missteps I made in the kitchen in my hurry to get everything on the table at a decent hour, but let's just say it wasn't a lesson in efficiency or grace. Ahem.

In any case, we enjoyed this dish from Cooking Light very much - it has great flavor and is one of those perfect cool weather comfort food dishes - and it will definitely be repeated in this house. Only next time I'll allow a sufficient amount of time for prepping and simmering........

No time for a good photo either.....this one's a bit fuzzy, but it will have to do..............

Beef Bourguignonne with Egg Noodles

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  1. Robyn100710:04 PM

    This is one of my favorites from CL! I made it for Christmas dinner 2 years ago. I need to make it again soon, thanks for the reminder.

  2. Just yesterday, as the weather took a cold turn, I thought about making this dish. I'll try your recipe.
    Thanks ...

  3. Oh yummy! I could more than happily sit down this evening to this dish. I LOVE comfort foods and this particular dish seems to meet all the requirements. Warm, Savoury, Endulgant, YUMMY!

  4. Hi Robyn, Berlinbound and artizen flair - It did hit the spot! I'll be it tastes even better today. It makes quite a bit, so we have some tasty leftovers.........