Braise Aux Choux Rouges and Gratin Jurassien
So.. this weekend I celebrated Julia Child’s 98th birthday with friends. I made Braise Aux Choux Rouges (pork braised with red cabbage) with Gratin Jurassien (scalloped potatoes with heavy cream and cheese), both of which turned out delicious! It takes about 6 hours to cook the cabbage and pork but it’s well worth it. I may try it in a slow cooker next time, because my kitchen was H-O-T HOT with the oven on all day. My great friends brought other delicious French food for the dinner and we spent an enjoyable evening eating, drinking and laughing together. It’s always… [Full Post]
Eggs Baked In Ramekins
I haven’t done a French dish for quite a while – it’s been like six months, right? So I figured it’s time. This one barely counts but it’s in the book so it does count. And it’s a new recipe so Kitchen Therapy, too!!
I really wasn’t sure how this one would turn out but I did like it. Honestly it’s a lot like “egg in a cup” we do in a microwave, but the cream adds a really nice smooth flavor and texture. Perfect for dipping with toast. This would be a great breakfast or brunch and was easy to make. Would be fun to do for friends!
In A Word: Yum
So.. it’s been a while since I made my ratatouille. It’s hard to juggle trying out French cooking and working on healthy eating habits. They really don’t go hand-in-hand. But, yesterday I made Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon. Well, it was really my version of it. I didn’t have a few of the ingredients, and I used my slow cooker instead of going back-and-forth between stovetop and oven. It turned out fantastic and I think I’ll make it again sometime. I have leftovers for lunch today and I seriously can’t wait. Hopefully the break between Julia’s recipes won’t be so large… [Full Post]
Coming Soon: French Cooking 101
So.. to start off, let me say I have always been a fan of Julia Child. I feel like I’m jumping on the bandwagon, and maybe in a way, I am. But, I have always loved her, thought she was hilarious and appreciated her attitude about cooking and how it doesn’t have to be perfect. Things mess up. It’s ok. I saw Julie & Julia last week and loved it. I had seen displays of the books (various cookbooks from Julia Child, both books that the movie is based on, etc..) at several book stores and told myself “sometime” I… [Full Post]