Things don't always go as planned or practiced, and that was the case in my kitchen today in preparing dinner.
The braised beef ribs worked, as did the braised fennel and apples. The potatoes and pan sauce didn't go so well. Nevertheless, it came together.
Instead of pommes duchesse, the fancy piped potatoes, I made mashed because I couldn't get the piping to work. Putting too much roux into the pan liquid made the sauce thicker than needed, but it was flavorful. It ended up being more of a gravy, so perhaps needless to say, that worked well with the mashed potatoes.
All in all, a satisfying meal and good step tward getting back into the groove of school on Monday.