What’s for dinner tonight? Julia Childs’ steak au poivre. Bon appétit!


See, if we were living in France, my kids wouldn’t be hungry for dinner at 6:00.  We wouldn’t be having dinner until at least 7 or 7:30.  BUT, they wouldn’t go to bed at 7:30 either!  So it’s a trade off.  Hectic around here at 5:00 trying to figure out what to cook for dinner but so worth it when Maman et Papa have adult time in the evening.

So, dinner.  What’s it gonna be?  We made a lavish trip to Whole Foods this weekend so the frigo is plein à craquer.

I’ve just about psyched myself into preparing “Steak au Poivre” à la Julia Child. Pretty sure we’ve got everything it takes.  Sure would taste great with some homemade freedom fries but I used all of the patates last night.  Will have to make do with a ratatouille….NEVER a bad choice.  Unless I decide to sauté some ‘shrooms instead.  Yes, that’s it.  A sauté of mushrooms and a full-bodied red are a fine match!  Bon appétit!

….hours later….. Ok so I decided to go with the ratatouille.  Mushrooms disappeared somewhere.  Set the table in the backyard.  Gotta enjoy these cool St. Louis nights while we can.  Soon the mosquitos will attack.

3 thoughts on “What’s for dinner tonight? Julia Childs’ steak au poivre. Bon appétit!”

  1. Thanks for the comment you left on my own blog! With younger kids you are best to try and get in to the French Way. With restaurants not opening until 20h00, kids and parents need to adjust. Throw away your watch and you’ll soon adjust!! I’ll try and add some entries for you and your group when you’re in France! Any queries just ask! John

    1. I totally agree. When the summer comes around we’re gonna toss the watches. It’s so funny, b/c in the summer when I travel around in Europe with my students they ask us to make dinner reservations early (around 7-ish) so that we can get in and out before the Europeans come out for dinner! I’m convinced the French way is best, but here in the US it’s hard when you’ve got to get the kids up and going at 6 AM!

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