it’s been awhile since I have tried anything beyond the basic meat and potatoes in the kitchen, mainly due to the fact that the step kids dont like the type of stuff I typically make ( they are adverse to sauces of any kind unless it comes from a bottle labelled Heinz). So now that one has moved out and the other is rarely home for dinner due to her schedule, I decided it’s about time I step back behind the stove and start cooking again for Crystal and myself . After all, it’s one of the traits she says she fell in love with many years ago.
Knowing full well I was going to be rusty, I decided to try something new but fairly easy. I went for braised Beef Short Ribs on a bed of mashed potatoes. I know, it’s still qualifies as meat and potatoes cooking, but I have never done short ribs before, so it was new to me.
Without going into details about the recipe, ( I used one I found online that looked pretty simple), I was quite happy with the results. The meat was fall off the rib bone tender with tons of flavour, and well, mashed potatoes are mashed potatoes, which are pretty hard to screw up (the secret is heavy cream instead of milk).The picture to the right illustrates the final product.
All in all a successful entry into the kitchen with more to come.