The Beef Stroganoff turned out great! Although Julia Childs did forgot to keep her Southern cohorts in mind when making this dish. We need gravy and extra gravy! Next time I make it I will double the sauce and cut the meat by about 1/2-2/3’s. Madame Julia must have chugged bottles of Miralax on a daily basis to be able to eat that much beef! Bon Appetit!
Today we went to a new park near our temporary apartment. It has a neat playground in it, but we have yet to see a swing. Brooklyn keeps asking to go “Wee” but there are no swings to be found. None. Anywhere. I’m going to have to beg someone to mail or bring one of those pink Tiny Tikes swings and have Michael stick it up in a doorway. Seriously. Any takers? We went by the La Patisserie on the way to the park and Brooklyn was asking for a Pig Cake (Petite Cochon) so I told her we would get one on the way back. When we went back they didn’t have any, but they had penguin cakes! Brooklyn felt this was an appropriate trade off since she really liked the penguins at the Georgia Aquarium, so all is well. After Brooklyn went to take her nap I tasted the penguin, purely for research purposes I assure you, and it was really good! It has some kind of cake and chocolate on the inside. The chocolate on the inside is the best! It looks hard but it is soft when you bite into it and oh so creamy! Brooklyn said, “Mmmmmm….Good Cake! The closest thing I can compare it to is a chocolate éclair. Ooh La La!