A gratuitous post, simply because I haven’t done it in a while and need to ease back into it. Plus, well, I’m showing off.
Dinner tonight is courtesy of the Saints Julia (Child) and Simone (Beck):
- Fondue de Poulet a’la Creme (Chicken Simmered with Cream and Onions)
- Chou-Fleur aux Tomates Fraiches (Cauliflower Gratineed with Cheese and Tomatoes)
- Concombres au Beurre (Baked Cucumbers)
- Buttered pappardelle
- A decent (but inexpensive) French white wine
All recipes are available in Volume 1 of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. All of them are also obscenely easy. No one can write a recipe like Julia and Simone. So well organized. So easy to follow. I love those women.
Inattendance caused the onions to scorch for the chicken. It still ended up well, just a bit darker in flavor than intended. The cauliflower was great. The cucumbers tasted like baked pickles. Is this intended? Unsure. Still, they weren’t bad just not what was expected/desired.
Overall the meal was still very tasty but very heavy. Even with small portions I feel the need to roll to bed early to sleep it off.