For this week’s Sunday Supper, I will on Sunday be making supper for 8 on Monday. Is that how to put it? The making is on Sunday, with prep on Saturday, while the eating will be on Monday.
It is my turn to “host” our literary groups meeting in St. Paul. Therefore I will make a double batch of Boeuf Bourguignon according to Julia Child’s version from Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I’ve made it before and it is becoming comfortable. I have adjusted the recipe according to my lights and am confident I can bring off a double batch.
At this point in our literary endeavors we are coming to the end of our reading of some of T.S. Eliot’s works. I think we may move to Yeats. We read aloud, share observations as well go, and then have a big meal. The boeuf has the advantage of improving with a day’s rest. You can then simply warm it and even put it out buffet style.
I will also prepare what Julia suggests, some little braised onions, sauteed mushrooms, peas. Green salad. I may go with buttered egg noodles rather than boiled potatoes. I will also provide green salad with a vinaigrette and lots of good bread. I am projecting a budget of about $50 for the whole.
I would dearly love to find a pumpkin pie for dessert.
What sort of coffee should I serve?