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pamela
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Bragging a little here ... I watched Julie and Julia last week and after taking a deep breath decided to make Julia's beouf bourguignon! It was incredible and reasonably simple!

So Merry, merry Christmas. I am so pleased it came out darn near perfect. Actually needed a bit salt at the end!

Bon Appetit!

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : December 24, 2009 11:10 pm
DUN
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What cut of meat used?
My dad used to use a inexpensive cut & it turns out great/tender if done right!
It`s well, like stew(I miss it!).

Me, I could`t pull off this dish, I`m a grille guy myself...

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Posted : December 24, 2009 11:26 pm
DUN
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The cheap cut that turns out great...am I wrong to think it is cooked in a slow cooker?

Cook I`m not(but I sure do know how to eat!)

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Posted : December 25, 2009 12:03 am
pamela
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I used some stew beef @ $2.99 a pound, marinated it in a bottle of almost undrinkable red wine and it was melt in your mouth tender. I suppose it could be in a slow cooker but mine was baked at 350 degree covered for approx. 2 hours.

Hubby is still telling me how much he enjoyed it.

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : December 25, 2009 12:41 am
Juanita
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Thanks Pamela. Now I have an idea what to do with all the red wine I have left over from a party. (I expected 5 red wine drinkers, only 2 showed up. One brought a bottle and the other decided to drink white!

Glad it turned out. I didn't see Julie Julia. It was only on STX a short time, and I missed it. I see it's on PPV. I've never done that, but I might give it a try, if I think I have a time when I won't get interrupted.

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Posted : December 25, 2009 1:18 pm
pamela
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Juanita,

it was fun. I was even speaking with a very, very bad french accent. Another use for all that red wine is coq au vin. The chicken will just melt in your mouth!

Happy Day to all.

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : December 25, 2009 2:52 pm
Irijah
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greetings all...the movie was the GREATEST...and not just a chick flick either...one of the most delightful movies i have seen in ages and one of the first in a long time that i went to the theater to see rather than waiting for it to come out on video or PPV...meryl was fantastic, but then she is one of my fave actors.
gourmet cooking is not as hard as it appears...read the recipes, relax and enjoy yourselves. i not only still enjoy cooking professionally for 41 years, i still enjoy cooking for friends and family.
everyone have a great week...
Sis Irijah

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Posted : December 26, 2009 11:58 am
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Sis,
You're in Atlanta, right? Where do you cook?

My daughter gave us a Netflix membership for Christmas. My first movie will be Julie Julia! She's such a good daughter. I wonder if she was reading this. LOL

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Posted : December 26, 2009 12:39 pm
Irijah
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greets juanita...
i am in north carolina. the piedmont area.
i am one of the cooks and the primary baker (and a dayam fahn cook at thayat...lol) at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, six years come january. i take the early shift...open up and set up (5 am EVERY weekday), cook breakfast for the whole school and then magically turn into the baker at 7:30 am and bake desserts for lunch and supper, plus 98% of the baking for catering.
i am graduating from WSSU with honors in may (at 55) and trying to acquire a job back in St. Croix if that is even possible.
blessings

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Posted : December 26, 2009 5:48 pm
pamela
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Sis,

Thank you! Now can you help me stop? So far it's been the beef burgandy, chicken and cream with mushrooms (careful not to crowd them 🙂 carrot/raisin cupcakes, banana bread is in the oven and just picked fresh limes for lime pie. Can you tell me if I can hand beat the ingredients? I do not have a hand mixer. Haven't been on a baking binge in years 🙂

Pamela

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Topic starter Posted : December 26, 2009 6:10 pm
Irijah
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depends on your recipe for the pie sis...if it is the recipe using sweetened condensed milk you can hand beat no problem...but if you are going to whip egg whites and so i would suggest investing in a hand mixer.
you can use a whisk or an egg beater but you will be whisking forever and your arms are gonna die...mine do when i make home made mayonaise.

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Posted : December 26, 2009 11:31 pm
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You make homemade mayonaise? Wow, I'm impressed! I tried that once back when I was a young bride in 19@#:-) and when back to Kraft in a hurry.

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Posted : December 26, 2009 11:39 pm
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