I am pretty sure that I am hard-wired to not follow them.
It is unclear to me how this became a part of my being. I am a rule follower by nature.
But its been like this as long as I can remember - much to the consternation of my mother. (But she loves me in spite of this, right Mom?)
This week's French Fridays recipe has been on my dread list since...forever. This was based purely on the title and the premise of the star ingredient - veal.
Once I figured out the recipe could handle some substitutions (thank you, Mardi for the stew suggestion), I realized the recipe wasn't as dreadful as I had originally thought.
Although beef braises aren't my favorite thing (I can take them or leave them), the thought of butter glazed baby onions and sauteed mushrooms total piqued my interest. And...who can resist soft baby potatoes. Beef braised in white wine and tomatoes wasn't anything to turn one's nose up at either...
Other than the meat substitution, I mostly followed the directions for making this dish.
In other news, spring is only a week away. At least on the calendar (if not in my backyard).
After a brutal February, March is finally bringing some temperature relief up here in the frozen North - heck the thermometer even found the 40F mark yesterday. (We all shed our coats and soaked in the relative warmth). I am so antsy for spring.