So here I was happily preparing a wonderfully rustic, beef, Tuscan stew for dinner yesterday. I diced up the beautiful beef I picked up from my favourite butcher, bought some fantastic anchovies from the shop, picked the rosemary fresh from the garden. Everything goes into the pot, everything is going so well...UNTIL..what happened to all the wine we used to have?
Being The Huntress I like to feel I am resourceful and head to the liquor cabinet (ie. The Cupboard Under The Stairs). There are 4 lonely bottles of wine - 2 are inappropriate and the other 2 are definitely off limits. What else can I use? Blueberry liqueur is out and 25 year old scotch is probably a little extravagent. Sooooooo, I grabbed what I thought was the next best substitute and put half a cup of Hennessey XO into my stew.
Please don't tell Mr. Huntress.
Please tell me you've done something equally questionable in the heat of the moment and just can't quite bring yourself to say anything.