Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bevi e Mangia

Drink and Eat...............
I have become a hummus addict. My neighbor Deborah shared hummus with me she made with fresh cooked garbanzo beans. I am usually not that fond of hummus, but this knocks my socks off. Lots of wonderful roasted garlic flavor and great texture. Thanks!

Enjoying a glass of Lancaster's 2005 Samantha's Savignon Blanc. A citrus explosion in my mouth!

Hheirloom cherry tomatoes I picked up at Dean and DeLuca's on Saturday while in Napa. Also picked up some Brillat Savarin triple cream Brie, ACME bread Herb Slab and some old fashioned black and white licorice pillows. Love that shop!

Yesterday I found a package of beef short ribs in the back of the freezer that had to be used right away. I decided to braise them with onions, garlic, carrots, crushed tomatoes, beer and Dijon mustard.

Sauteeing the onions.

Cooking all ingredients except short ribs for a minute or so to blend flavors before adding the ribs to the pot, covering and braising in the oven for 3 hours.

Boiling potatoes to make side dish.

Once potatoes were cooked drained, I added butter, 1% milk and prepared horseradish.

Whipping potatoes and added ingredients.

Dished and ready to serve. It was very good, but of course better served on a cool Fall or cold Winter evening.

Mangia! Mangia!


Jen said...

Looks delicious! Yum, yum! I want to do those ribs; that looks so delicious! I do know one thing, I need to get a LARGE stock pot to do things like this!

Sarah said...

What do you do with the red onions after you pickle them??

Do you have recipes for the mixes???

I love the plastic freezer jam jars no only because they are inexpensive but because they nest nicely.