If I can’t pronounce it, I probably should not try to make it

It is a well known fact that cooking is not my strong suit.  But periodically I do feel guilty about my husband always having to cook so when that happens I start searching all the recipes online to find one that appeals to me. Which means the recipe has to have listed ingredients that I am familiar with, can be cooked in a crock pot or take less than 20 minutes to make and isn’t heavy on carbs because I know my husband wouldn’t eat it.

While searching, I discovered the recipe for Beef Bourguignon.  I had no idea what I was thinking.  Where do you find pearl onions or cremini mushrooms?  I had to google what kind of red wine you use for cooking and I immediately lost interest when the recipe said to chop carrots into 1 inch cubes.  And don’t even get me started on fresh herbs. (It said one bay leaf. Did you know they come in packs of 100 and cost a lot?  First time I ever seriously thought about stealing a herb leaf from the store).

But I decided to forge ahead and make the damn thing. I knew that I always get brownie points for trying.

So here is the finished plate:

Looks good, right?  And it wasn’t horrible because both my son and husband really liked it. However, I decided I am never cooking with red wine again and went to Wendy’s and got a salad.

I have 99 bay leaves left over if anyone needs one.

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