Last night was delicious, nutritious and so memorable. A great day to celebrate the healing of my leg and the OK from the specialist to start bearing weight on the noodle (what is left of the leg!!).
It started with short ribs that were braised in the oven at 250 for about three hours then removed and cooled. They were braised with apples, garlic, onion, fennel seed, cumin seed and salt. A little water was added the whole lot was covered and left to slowly roast for the afternoon. Once the short ribs were cooled, they were removed from the pan and the juicy goodness they cooked in was strained and made into a glaze by adding honey, Dijon and a splash of balsamic. The ribs were put back into the oven at 300F with some vegetables and let slowly cook and be glazed until they had the colour I was looking for. The topper was a wedge of Blue Brie to be enjoyed with the meat and it was!! Added to a salad with roasted parsnip and yams it was enjoyed, savored and remembered.
But while all of this was going on, the hunger started to show itself in the form of noise from the belly so I took out a frozen loaf I am now stock piling in the freezer (just for occasions like this) of crackers. These are so easy to make and healthy to eat and I can't stop making them!! The crackers were paired with the Blue Brie cheese as well as an "ash covered soft surface ripened goat cheese" called Le Cendrillon. I am still relishing the meal and the good news of healing.
Tonight I am craving soup so, I am going to make some beef wontons and miso soup with the leftovers....the blue cheese might just end up in there again with the beef as it was too good not to have again!!
Have a delicious day!