I saw the movie Julie and Julia. Many of you probably saw it as well.
It was entertaining. But it's greatest feature was the mouth watering descriptions of the food. Specifically, Beef Bourguignon. Several people in the movie tasted it and said "yum".
The princesses and I made it a couple of weeks ago. It goes much faster when you have four people working on it rather than just one (although there is nothing funny about LuLu's knife work).
However, it calls for three and a half cups of red wine. Which is almost (but not quite) a full bottle. I am not sure why I'm telling you this except that I defrosted half of the batch tonight for dinner. Now, I know that most of the alcholol burns off. However, when you drink the leftover wine (alone in your adorable little townhome) along with the wine that is in the Beef Bourguignon, it is enough to get you feeling mellow.
I am a fan of red wine. I've never been a big white wine drinker. Something about the taste Maybe it's the antioxidants that I love. You know those antioxidants that we hear so much about.
The first alcohol I ever tasted (as I've mentioned to you before) was beer. My grandmother had it left over from the family reunion the day before. She put the remains of the keg into pitchers and into her refrigerator and served it the next day with lunch. That beer was so cold and flat. With the leftover potato salad, and fried chicken it was perfect.
The first time I drank red wine was probably at my confirmation. The Lutherans allow confirmands to take communion at their confirmation. It was red. Very sweet. Less than a thimble full. Pleasant.
But tonight I had a delicious dinner, a lovely glass of wine and a wonderful after dinner mellowness. I savored it.