This months dinner was supposed to be Julia Child's Beouff Bourginion. As I attempted this recipe my kitchen became Improvise Central.
After trying to write about my cooking attempt. I have decided that although I may have used her recipe from "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" I definitely did not follow her directions. Since I know nothing about cooking and I didn't exactly follow the recipe, I am having a very hard time explaining what to do.
Below are pictures I took during my attempt. I have added captions so you can kind of figure out what I was doing.
|Ingredients minus the mushrooms and sub bacon for a bacon rind|
|chop the bacon|
|the veggies too|
|This is where my dog Zoey likes to lay. I was using the stove, the counter to the right of the stove and the center island. Needless to say she was in the way.|
|Brown the beef.|
|cook the veggies.|
|cook for a long time.|
|use a bigger pot, and one that can go on the stove.|
|My version of a sieve set.|
|We had to eat this the next night for dinner because it took so long to cook!|
Apparently I have learned a lot this month because I've said I learned a lot in all of my posts this month.
Well here is what this post taught me.
1: Read the ENTIRE recipe before staring.
2: Make sure you have all of the necessary gadgets before starting
3: Make sure you have enough time.
4: If it doesn't turn out you can always order pizza.
5: Make sure you understand the recipe.
I took so long to make dinner that we had to eat it the next night. It was delicious though! I am definitely going to stick to easier recipes for now. At least I can cross one thing off my bucket list.