Since this is a DIY night, no precise recipe, but my approach is below in case your curious:
As promised, it’s time to tell you all about our fabulous dinner we had at the end of our Wine Road Barrel Tasting day up in wine country. Now, if you’re a regular reader you know that I don’t review restaurants very often but when they really blow me away, I feel it’s my foodie obligation to share...and Zazu Restaurant & Farm did just that!
How would I summarize the Zazu philosiphy? Nightly changing menus inspired by American classics, authentic, rustic Italian cuisine and focused on what is local (often their own farm!) and in season. Re-reading that sentence, makes Zazu sound a bit pretentious but in fact it’s quite the opposite their dishes and ambience are comfortable, uncomplicated and perfectly suited for the amazing wine that surrounds their location in every direction. Next time you’re up in Sonoma County give Zazu a try....they’re right off the 101 so a quick and easy detour on your way to or from the wineries, I promise you’ll be back a second and third time!
So I just realized that we’re on our way to spring and I’ve barely used my slow cooker all winter! I used it a ton last year, but just seemed to forget about it this year. I haven’t had Beef Stroganoff in years so I have no idea why once I decided to use my slow cooker I decided to look up this type of recipe, I must have been in an old-school comfort food mood or something. Anyway, this Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff Recipe comes from the Cooking Light website and it definitely reminded me of what I knew growing up when I tasted it, but it’s quite a bit healthier which is nice! That being said, it’s still a pretty heavy dish so a nice side salad or something bright is needed to perk it up!
To be honest our first try at this one didn’t come out perfect so I would make a few changes to the recipe as follows:
|Sunday||Eva Longoria’s Tortilla Soup|
|Monday||Roasted Halibut with Banana-Orange Relish|
|Wednesday||Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff with fresh egg noodles|
|Thursday||DIY Night - egg dish|
|Friday||Leftovers: Beef Stroganoff|