FINALLY, finally, finally, I did it. I finally made Julia Child’s famous boeuf bourguinon.
If you didn’t already know, I’m obsessed with the movie, Julie and Julia. Every time I watch it I tell myself I’m gunna make boeuf bourguinon- and of course I never do. This past weekend I had a completely free sunday; it was 50 degrees out and windy and the boys were watching football (could there be a more perfect day for this stew? I THINK NOT!)
First, I looked up Julia Child’s written recipe and jotted down what I needed and headed to a very crowded Stop & Shop. Of course when I go food shopping it usually takes two trips to get everything I need and this time was no different, but I’m used to it.
After finally making it out of there alive and with everything I needed, I realized I was missing the most important thing: a dutch oven. I knew just who to ask to borrow one-my aunt of course! I’m lucky to live only 5 minutes away from her and lucky she has a kitchen full of goodies! (THANKS ZIA!)
Once again I finally made it home and this time I really did have everything I needed. I was all set to start, except now it was 2:00 not 12:00. I was worried it wouldn’t be done in time for dinner but figured it’d be even better the next day if not and got started.
All of the written recipes I found were slightly different so I ultimately decided on following what she did in the video and using a written one as a guide. (Video)
While the stew was in the oven and filling up the house with its wonderful aroma, I decided garlic mashed potatoes would be the perfect companion. I love love loved these mashed potatoes, and recommend you try them out. Here’s the recipe.
Luckily, everything was done and ready in time for dinner and it was thoroughly enjoyed! Next time I think I’ll try a different cut of beef or even chicken!
If you’ve tried or plan to try, let me know about your experience!