I am very much like my mother.
We both moved out to California in our mid-twenties and fell in love with good looking Texas boys.
We both are willing to give just about anything up to travel and share a mutual love for Paris, red wine, strong coffee and candy raisins.
We both are obsessed with the Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum.
So, it didn’t really come to any shock when, the other day, as I was shopping for beef, red wine and potatoes to make this dish, my phone rang and it was my mom who was currently making beef bourguignon three thousand miles away.
If in the past, beef bourguignon has intimidated you, this is your chance! It’s really not difficult to make at all; it just requires a few hours of cooking time. Actually, I would be so bold to say that this dish is one of the easiest dishes to make. All you do is brown your meat, saute your veggies, then add your meat to your veggies, pour in some wine and go. Bam.
A few hours later, you have a rich wine flavored stew. Chunks of tender beef and vegetables in an almost velvet-like sauce that’s perfect for sopping up with crusty golden new potatoes.
And you know the very BEST part???? It’s totally a free pass for drinking wine during the day. I mean, it’s practically mandatory to at least try the wine you are cooking with first. Right? But just don’t blame me when end up falling asleep by 2pm with your beef bourguignon still simmering on the stove. I’m sure it’s happened at least once.
Don’t be that girl.
Head over to PBS Food for the recipe!