I got the last of the building materials for the pig pen. They will be here on January 4. I've been making a lot of cheese, and I have gallons and gallons of whey waiting for them.
I made the Boeuf Borguignon a la Julia Child last night. It was unbelievably good. Not hard to make, but very time consuming. It took a good three hours out of my work time. I won't be making it often, but what a treat it was!!
These pictures are not my best, but it was after 9 pm before it was ready, and I was more interested in sitting down to eat than in making a beautiful picture. And of course, it would have looked better with a nice big chunk of French bread sitting on the edge of the plate, but I don't eat bread, don't keep it in the house because I would be tempted.
Notice the bone in the pot. I cut my stew meat from a large chuck roast (a gift from Romeo), and knowing that bones mean flavor, I threw the two bones from the roast into the pot. My dogs each got a bone for their New Year's Eve meal. We were all happy - and very well fed indeed.
|In the pot|
|Ready to eat -yum!|