In my many decades of cooking (more than I’m willing to count) I’ve whipped up some wonderful dishes over the years – long before I knew words like “blogging”. It never occurred to me to photograph the process. Even now, with my blog humming along, it’s not always possible to take step-by-step photos. Maybe if I planned my cooking events better. Most of the time my hands are such a mess I dare not touch the camera. I hope you don’t mind.
Let me start off with an apology – there are no step by step photos for today’s blog. The intentions were good. This awesome, hardy and oh so delicious supper cooked in the my slow cooker all day and the aroma that greeted us as the end of the day had our mouths watering. I really really wanted to document each step of preparation process for you.
Today was one of those incredibly long days. I was trying a new recipe, and the smells coming from the kitchen was driving me mad. No doubt about it, Beef Bourguignon is one of those can’t wait to dive in suppers. Perfect with warm French bread and a good bottle of wine, it’s comfort food and then some.
What sets this French Beef Stew served over mashed potatoes apart from all the others? The wine – an entire bottle of your favorite wine! (And by that I don’t mean your favorite cooking wine, but the stuff you like to sip by the glassful). The whole house will smell like a winery as the stew simmers on the stove top.