Videologue #6 Thomas Keller Beef Stroganoff

We have definitely embraced summer vacation. Swimsuit tan lines on my 3 little chubby little one’s are just the cutest things to lay your eyes upon, especially when they still have the innocence of running around happiest in only their birthday suits! Truthfully before now I always tiptoed around the idea of summer break with these 3 illogical, unpredictable, wild monkeys each in their own world! This year with these munchkins a wee bit older than the last, and myself waking up to the fact they are growing up so fast, so I must be growing old beside them… I don’t want to waste a moment. This brought me to finally loosen  up some of my tensioned fears of failing to meet the standards of the photoshopped image of perfect family summers I must have encountered somehow. A Recipe I have taken from Thomas Keller, from his book Ad Hoc at Home. His Beef Stroganoff recipe is one of our family favorites and is the perfect menu for our hungry kids after an energetic day in the pool. Cookbook recipes from artisan chefs will never fail you if done right. Enjoy! Happy Summer!


Thomas Keller Beef Stroganoff as a Pasta
Thomas Keller Beef Stroganoff as a Pasta

여름 방학 제대로 즐기고 있는 우리 집. 뽀얀 궁둥이와 새카만 다리에 경계를 만든 귀여운 탠라인, 아직 창피한 줄 모르고 선명한 탠라인 보이며 벌거벗고 뛰어다니는 두 딸들의 모습 평생 기억하고 싶다! 작년까지만 해도 비논리를 삶의 기준으로 삼고, 각자의 세상 속에 살면서 예상을 벗어나는 경우가 수두룩한 야생의 원숭이 같은 녀석 셋을 데리고 있는 여름방학이 두려웠는데, 올해는 많이들 컸다. 작년보다 이들이 많이 컸고, 올해 들어 나도 그만큼 나이 들기 시작했다는 것을 실감한다… 조금이라도 이들이 더 귀여운때도 아쉽움과 후회 없이 함께 하고 싶지만, 내가 조금이라도 더 젊고 예쁘고 건강한 엄마일 수 있는 이 시기 낭비하고 싶지 않다. 이렇게 생각을 하게 되니… 광고이미지에서 많이 본듯한, 완벽하게 보정된 아름답고 흐트러짐 없는 여름 휴가중인 가족의 모습을 기준 삼고 우리 가족의 여름을 그렇게만 만들어가려는 강박증을 조금씩 놓기로 했다.

이번 동영상은 토마스 켈러(THOMAS KELLER)의 AD HOC AT HOME 요리책에 나오는 레서피다. 나도 블로거지만, 블로거의 개인 레서피, 내 레서피 포함, 자신만만하게 추천하는 경우가 거의 없다. 그 정도의 겸손은 몇년 사이에 배웠지요! 하지만 유명 쉐프들의 요리책에 나오는 레서피들은 왠만해서 망하는 법은 없다고 자신있게 말할 수 있다! 끝까지 행복한 여름이 되기를 바라며!

XOXO 친친!

Author: lalaladaylight

About myself. I was a Child of Norcal. I marked my first blank sheets of life in a coddled dreamy university town reading, writing, drawing, and when I was not, ferociously rode my bike and sun bathed among the college and graduate students with beautiful minds. I lived half my childhood up in trees, had a free roaming little life that has become so rare in these times where I am raising my children. I suddenly became a teenager in Seoul Korea, where hearts were made to beat to pop culture and academic achievement… completely different and fascinating from what I had known to that moment. Toughness and a bit of spicy sass to withstand competition was the absolute cool. The blends of both lifestyles led me somehow to become a fashion major and afterwards a fashion PR girl in a most intoxicating fast moving Seoul fashion scene. Fell in love with the right guy, and after a few years somehow I find myself as a rookie at the Socal chill culture in San Diego. A Mama of 3 littles and supportive wife and best friend to my right guy in perfect beautiful San Diego. I am a collector, a never ending learner of all analogue and digital creative crafts and hobbies. I am a visual and lyrical story teller, telling intimate tales that generate from my table with my hungry loved one’s sitting by my side.

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