|Oak Glenn Winery (photos from our 2006 visit)|
However you used or interpreted last weeks MI, wine, I hope it was F to the UN!
I have been SO spoiled by visiting Missouri's beautiful *rolling hills* that bare fruit made for fermenting, that I've been pining for days of old. Where folks weren't slaves to time and landscapes were painted on the daily to achieve perfection in complex view points such as these. All while sipping on wine produced in their very own vineyard.
|Stone Hill Winery ('06 visit)|
|Oak Glenn, tell me those photos don't make you want to go back in time|
|My BBF, myself and Robert IV at Sugar Creek Winery|
Robert found a Provencal Braised Beef recipe and we made it together. It was right up my alley. Not. Time. Sensitive. We preped and marinated the meat on Saturday, it took no time at all because everything was quarterd. On Sunday, early afternoon, we made up the gravy which was the most time consuming aspect of the dish. We then placed the meat and gravy into the oven and let it cook for a few hours. The aroma filled the house with scents of fall and though warm weather is my favorite, there's nothing more cozy then the smells and feelings of fall with out the cold! This was my Utopia!
We served the sish with a side of roasted carrots and potatoes along with our famous Margaret's Rolls.
|base for marinade|
|meat scored and fat salt prepped|
|Entire bottle of wine from above photo went in|
|Making the rue for the gravy then meat went back into dutch oven|
|Our Gravy/Fat Separator was hard at work|
|finished beef provencal and wine served with dinner|
Date night Thursday, Poker night Friday, Meat & Potatoes Saturday @the in-laws for a going back to collage shindig and More Meat & Potatoes for Sundays family dinner with some close friends. Total Blast. If only my babe slept better I wouldn't feel so exhausted.
I don't know if Jessica will be participating this week since she is in Michigan but Anne is choosing next weeks MI. Check'm!
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