Jacques Pepin and the Baseball Moms on the menu tonight. Baseball Moms first, actually, so a beer and girlie laughs as an appetizer of sorts. Then home to whip up Jacques’ instant beef tenderloin stew, which I’ve meant to make for quite awhile and am just now getting around to. Lovely, simple recipe. Saute/steam the veggies (carrots, diced potatoes and onion, baby mushrooms, peas) in one skillet, set aside. Saute tenderloin pieces in another for a few minutes. Deglaze the pan with a little wine and stock, serve tenderloin and vegetables together, moistened with a bit of the juices. Thin slice or two of crusty baguette. How fabulous does that sound? I’ll let you know, and post the recipe in a bit. For dessert? A few luscious strawberries, so perfect right now they seem naughty, and I’m all for that.
(Oh, lunch, also incredible, tiny little cup of silky – leftover – potato leek soup with sweet, tender- also leftover – crab salad, cold today, and a handful of perfect red grapes. Kill!)
Oh. My. God. The “stew” was unbelievable. I may never make “real” stew again! Like, EVAR! This was so fresh, with sauteed vegetables and steak. You must try it, it’s a total winner. Merde, Jacques, you devil. Je t’aime, and I’m already married… Menage a trois? (Just kidding, OMG, that’s one of the first French phrases I ever learned, in probably 7th grade, before I even officially took French. Or experienced a menage a anything. Even now, it’s just me and Jean [John], and no one else, sorry Jacques….)
Oh, and for dessert, I don’t even need strawberries, it was all too good. Instead, a nice stroll around the ‘hood, in the dark, one of my favs. Spy on my neighbors, heh, heh, heh…
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