Posted by: Emily | October 20, 2008

Suzy Homemaker

Last Friday I was a total stay at home wife. I did the laundry in the morning with some new lavender scented soap, making all our clothes smell like a carebear (says Frenchie), then made a big dinner and a chocolate cream pie.

The other day Frenchie was telling me about a French dish called pot-au-feu which is a fall/winter dish made with cheap meat and winter vegetables. We had a bunch of the ingredients in the house already so I decided to give it a try. I am totally intimidated by meat and usually make Frenchie do everything in the meat department. Buying, cutting, preparing etc, but I put on my big girl shoes and bought some marrow bones and a round roast from Stop and Shop. The recipe calls for a whole bunch of cuts of meat but I wasn’t ready for that. I knew Frenchie would be appalled if the marrow bones were not included so I bucked up and bought those. I cooked the marrow bones with the soup to give it flavor and then afterwards spread the marrow on toast with salt. It sounds kind of gross, but it is really good.

Some pics from the night

Unfortunately, the pie has a sad ending. Although it looked pretty good, the chocolate filling didn’t set and I accidently added sweetened chocolate instead of unsweetened chocolate so it was super sweet. I dumped the whole thing. I’ve been having a chocolate craving for weeks now and was hoping this would satisfy it but it definitely didn’t. I guess not every recipe can work out.



  1. Smells like a CareBear?? Sign me up!

    Ya know, I am intimidated by meat as well. I always seem to overcook it (yuck) or undercook it (double yuck) but practice makes perfect! I would say you are well on your way!

    Dude, I miss you. We have been doing so many fun fall things lately and Margot has asked for “Auntie Em and Unk Cereal” more than once.


  2. Ohh!! that makes me sad. I miss you guys too! We’ll be there in 2 months from tomorrow. I can’t wait!!

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