Thursday, June 18, 2015

Winner, Winner!!

With all the celebrations we've had lately, I hit some out of the park with dinners/desserts I made.

Last Saturday night, the kids wanted to make dinner for their dad for his birthday (what that means is that I do all the work and they take all the credit)  The kids (me) nailed it with the short ribs over potato puree 

Braised Short Ribs
                        2 pounds short ribs
                        3 carrots
                        3 stalk of celery
                        1 small onion
                        6 cloves of garlic
                        6 cups of red wine

                        Brown the ribs in EVOO in a pan over high heat, let them rest.  In a food processor                  
                        add carrots, celery, onion and garlic.  Make a paste.  Transfer the paste to a large cast 
                        iron pot, on the stove top brown the paste, add the wine and mix well.  Add the ribs,
                        transfer to a 375 oven and cook for 2.5 hours.

Potato Puree
                        6 med-large potatoes
                        1 stick of butter
                        2 cups heavy whipping cream

                        Boil potatoes in a pot of salted water for about 20 minutes or until tender.  Drain and       
                        peel off skin.  Using a cheese shredder, finely shred the potatoes into a large bowl.  
                        On the stovetop over low heat melt the butter, slowly stir in 2 cups of cream.  Pour the 
                        butter mixture over the potatoes and mix well.

You're welcome, I promise so worth the extra hour at the gym the next day!!

In addition to this amazing meal the kids prepared they topped it off with an unbelievable dessert

We lucked out with the weather the night of our birthday celebration, the weather was perfect for dining outside under the stars...
but I swear we've had non stop rain since then.

My son is doing a 2 week exchange with his school in Santiago, Chile.  He called me today and requested that I make something for him when he gets home.

Fresh bread and pate

Cleary he is living like a king down there.  

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