Dad’s Oxtail Stew

Oxtail Stew

Oxtail Stew

Happy Birthday, Dad!  My Dad’s birthday is always around Father’s Day and my Mom’s birthday is always around Mother’s Day.  They’re within a day or two, or on the same day as the holiday some years!  As a kid I thought parents were all that way.  It just seemed logical.  Later of course I learned it was simply a unique coincidence. Continue reading

Crockpot Boef Bourguignon

Boef Bourguignon

Boef Bourguignon

I’ve always thought boef bourguignon sounded like something that was too fussy for me to attempt.  I saw the movie ‘Julie and Julia’ and Amy Adams had quite a time making the beef stew.  But I just happened into a recipe that made it sound easy, and so I made it.  It is totally worth learning to pronounce the name of this dish! Continue reading

Shepherd’s Pie and a Road Trip

Beef Shepherd's Pie

Beef Shepherd’s Pie

My sister Linda and I did a road trip a few months ago.  A family member was having surgery and we wanted to be there, but at the same time we got to visit some restaurants in the city.  In Rochester, Mn there is a restaurant called “Whistle Binkies on the Lake” that is very cool old world pub.  I’d actually been there before and wanted Linda to experience it as well. Continue reading