Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club - Fall Favorites with Beef Daube Provencal

Beef Daube

The Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club is back this month with the September theme of Fall Favorites.  Now, I know it still feels like summer, but Fall is just around the corner. (my favorite time of year)  The 5 bloggers who make up the Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club wanted to help inspire you with some Cooking Light recipes that remind us of fall flavors.

I chose to make the main dish.....Beef Daube Provencal.  A classic french braised beef, red wine and vegetable stew.  This is such a hearty and comforting stew.  Very rich in flavor and the beef turned out so tender.  Perfect for fall and the cooler months coming up.

Click here for the Beef Daube Provencal recipe on

Here's the rest of our Fall Favorites menu......

Val (More Than Burnt Toast) - Frisee, Baby Spinach and Golden Beet Salad
Jamie (me) - Beef Daube Provencal
Shelby (The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch) - Butternut Squash Blue Cheese Gratin
Patsy (Family, Friends & Food) - Roasted Cauliflower with Browned Butter
Sandi (Whistlestop Cafe Cooking) - Pecan Pie Ice Cream

Go to each individual blog link for more details on their recipes.

Beef Daube Provencel


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson:  Braising is a cooking technique in which the main ingredient is seared, or browned in fat, and then simmered in liquid on low heat in a covered pot. Braising is best done in a crock pot, pressure cooker or Dutch oven.  Cooking the meat slow, moist and over low heat is how to take a less expensive, tough cut of meat and turn it into something tender and flavorful. 


bellini valli said...

This is such a homey dish Jamie. It makes me feel my favourite season is right around the corner.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This looks delish on a chilly fall evening~ which in Alabama is still a way away.
Thanks for bringing this to our virtual supper club! I've got dessert :-)

Shelby said...

I just read our weather report for my area - we are to be in the 60's by the weekend! More like fall! Looks like a great dish Jamie!

Patsyk said...

Now that's comfort food! I love braising meats in the cooler months, fills the house with such fabulous flavors! Nice way to start our virtual meal!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I saw that you were making Beef Daube on Val's blog and I didn't want to miss it. It's one of our all time favorites. I prepared it last winter for guests and everyone cleaned their plate.

Your photos are lovely. I found the Daube hard to photograph for my blog.

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom said...

My son just started middle school and they don't let the kids eat a morning snack. Then they rush them through lunch. Ugh. Just this morning, I was dreaming up some hearty lunch ideas that he could eat quickly while packing in some good quality calories. A beef stew came to mind and then ... voila! Your blog post. I think I'll give this recipe a try. Looks delish. BTW, really loving your The Kids Cook Monday posts.

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