Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love the crispness in the air, I love the amazing way leaves change color and how the nights are slightly longer but not completely as long as winter.
One of the best things about fall, though is that it's the best time for comfort food. There's nothing better than hearty food just as the weather's getting chilly.
Last week it felt like fall was just around corner. There was freshness and a chill in the air (let's ignore the fact that this lovely chill has given me the first stuffy nose of the season!) and it made me excited to know that fall wasn't far off. In the spirit of fall and excited about leaves and scarves and boots, I rushed out and bought a slow cooker! All excited for things to try cooking, I gave beef bourguignon a go!
Of course for most people, the words beef bourguignon conjure up images of Julia Child and scenes from the movie Julie & Julia, but this isn't Julia Child's beef bourguignon, that is to say, there's no sherry in it. (Gasp!) But, I think it tastes absolutely great. The flavors are amazing, it makes the house smell divine and the beef is so tender. Served with a steaming pile of homemade mashed potatoes, all that's missing is a little sprinkling of snow outside!
For the ingredients and instructions, go to the updated beef bourguignon recipe.