Beef Wellington finally made it to the table, but not without a few bumps along the way. First of all let me say that frozen puff pastry is a blessing, especially today as I would have ruined the homemade.
I was so happy to have finished with ease and early so a relaxed afternoon was all that I had to look forward to and having all the elements ready to go made a big difference, a great lesson for the future. With that said, I took a few pictures and sat down to enter them...something just wasn't right, so I retrieved the food sealer bag and sure enough the roast was a small eye round roast, in my haste to get out of the freezing garage, I grabbed the wrong package early in the morning.
Thank goodness there was plenty of duxelles and pate since I had to start over at 3:15 with a frozen hunk of tenderloin. Gordon Ramsey wouldn't hire me to make his Wellingtons in Hell's Kitchen based on looks alone, but we finally ate at 7:00 thanks to frozen puff pastry, auto defrost on the micro/convection, and prosciutto.
My pictures are lousy, too dark for pictures, but the Wellington was really good despite all the extra work.