Day 307, I had a boiled egg for breakfast, taco salad for lunch with the leftover taco meat from Monday. I scored some of the first broccoli of the Fall at the Triangle Farmer’s market, and was excited to roast it for dinner, topped with a little parmesan and ate it with Kocurek Jalapeno Chicken Sausage.
Day 308, I missed breakfast, had a small salad for lunch. At noon, I put a Richardson Farms arm roast in the slow cooker with onions, carrots, and some red wine. It was the leanest cut of roast I’ve ever purchased, and took longer than I expected to cook until tender. It was good, once it was finally done. I have “The French Chef” with Julia Child and Jamie Oliver’s old show set to record on The Cooking Channel. I was inspired by watching Julia’s boeuf bourguignon segment, and with the renderings from the roast, which had a large bone, I decided to make beef stock.
Carrots, onions, garlic, juices from the roast, fresh thyme, fresh bay, a tomato, the beef bone, water, and red wine cooked down for several hours and voila, beautiful, rich, flavorful beef stock, soon to be the base for a wonderful stew or soup.
So the following day, I saw a tweet from The Food Network, that AT&T U-verse had just discontinued their contracts with The Food Network, The Cooking Channel, and DIY Network. I have AT&T U-verse and I will be switching to a service that carries these channels, that I find inspiration in. Sad news.