Appetizer: Gorgonzola Cheese Ball: An addicting dip if you are a fan of bleu cheese. I couldn’t get enough, my favorite are the pear slices with it.
Entree: Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon. Okay, this is a super-easy way to make Beef Bourguignon. If you want to take on Julia Child’s original recipe, be my guest but we weren’t up for the challenge. The beef was tender but one criticism is that the pearl onions took on a lot of the wine taste, so much so it was a bit overwhelming.
Side Dish: Simply Mashed Yukon Golds. This recipe is included in in the Beef Bourguignon link. I thought it was a bit bland and probably needed a little more sour cream/milk for more of a creamy texture. But when you mixed it with the sauce from the entree, it worked out fine.
Dessert: Apple Cider Doughnuts: Apple cider doughnuts, perfect for a dreary fall evening. There was a little trouble with the dough since we didn’t have a doughnut cutter, but Katie made it work (apparently, shot glasses have multiple uses). Very tasty with the cinnamon-sugar dusting on top of it.