Friday, January 20, 2017

Short Ribs Thursday and TGIF!!

So far my Friday is turning out to be a good one :)!  Jenny asked me to watch Jack for just a little while so she could go to an appointment.  I read 2 stories to him with sound effects and everything-LOL!!  He loves that!  Then Jenny treated Jack and I to lunch.  Then we went to Ollie's so I could get my peppercorns for my grinder.  Then I treated myself to a much needed pedicure!!  I didn't go to my usual place in Matthews, I went to My Bella Spa in Mint Hill.  It was so relaxing and wonderful!!  I read the whole entire time, so it was double relaxing for me! 

Tonight DH and I are going out for dinner.  Don't know where we are going just yet, but DH would like to go out and spend some time together!  No specific plans for the weekend but it will be nice just to chill out with DH!  Sunday night Jenny and the boys will come for dinner like they normally do.  I have to think of something to cook for them-we can't have pizza all the time-LOL!!  Well Jack and Owen think we can!

Last night I made short ribs in my cast iron pot.  Oh my goodness were they good! My Dad always raised grass fed beef.  This is the last freezer full of his beef we will get.  I will really miss his wonderful beef!  I didn't do anything fancy with the short ribs, I just cooked them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onions and a little water.  I seared all 4 sides then turned them way down to simmer for a few hours.  Here are some photos:

Searing short ribs in my cast iron pot.

I added onions, salt, pepper and garlic powder.  I also added a little water.

Short Ribs almost all done.

The short ribs all done and ready to serve.

I served the short ribs with fresh carrots and noodles.  What a lovely dinner!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the day and weekend!!


NanaDiana said...

My dad always raised black angus grass fed beef for us and butchered it (with my uncle's help--who lost a finger or two butchering along the way---my uncle not my dad) like it in the world, is there?

I love to read to my grandkids. Sometimes I just tell them stories, too, except the youngest one...I told him a story at bedtime the last time he was here. Then he said- Tell me another story. I said- okay---He said- I mean the one you just told me and don't change any of the words. OMG- I about wet my pants laughing. I will be reading to him from now on.

Have a great weekend- hope your dinner out was good. xo Diana

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Oh yum! I love short ribs :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love short ribs! I can get grass fed beef at Earth Fare and Fresh Market....

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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!