Well again a course that does not photograph well.
I went to the butcher and asked him for a beef chuck but no such luck. I have to special order it in the beginning of the week and I was there on a Friday. So I asked for a beef that I could cook for 3 hours and he sold me some beef shanks aka Osso bucco I cut the bones out and cut meat into 5cm pieces.
I had made the spice bread or pain d’epiches on page 293 a few days before. My DH told me that this was not bread but a spice cake you have in the middle of the day with a glass of milk. Calling it bread did not make it so. My mother in law has it at christmas with her Foi gras, which is very a lá mode in France she tells me.
My spiced bread with the mustard.
I went to the wine shop, you cannot buy any alcohol at the supermarket over here. You go to the Wine shop (Vínbúðin). I asked for an amber beer and they carrie one kind from Denmark. I had never heard of it before.
My DH was not having pasta with the meat since it was a Belgian beef stew and we are not into mashed potatoes. So he made his fried potatoes and garlic.
This is so delicious.
We loved this dish, it was a big hit with everyone. I had my mom and dad over and they loved it. I will be making this again.