My very own LE CREUSET!!!!
I have lusted for one of these for 3 years...and now my life is complete. I've got my very own Oval French Oven beauty!
The fact that I had finally received this unbelievable gift was a bit overwhelming. I couldn't just use it for any old recipe, it had to be special. Throughout the holiday season I experienced a series of events that led me to the perfect dish to christen my Le Creuset...
- Family/friends reading the blog were almost always bring up the movie, Julie & Julia. Very predictably each would ask if it was the motivation to do the blog...which sorry, no (I hadn't even seen the movie yet!).
- J&J finally came out on DVD, so I rented and watched.
- Christmas morning = Le Creuset woohoo!
One recipe online stated this removes some of the saltiness.
Sounds reasonable to me, unless someone else has a better one?!?!
Not handy enough to have fresh homemade beef stock on hand, I had to buy some already made. I do not typically purchase the Rachael Ray stocks, figuring it's kind of a marketing gimmick and not worth the extra $0.30, but for this recipe I figured I'd honor Julia Child with a modern food star's mass produced product.
Rachael meet Julia.
The blanched bacon is laid to dry.
This dish happily recieved a 9+ on the hubby's opinion scale (Wow!).