Category Archives: baking – dinner

The Pioneer Woman’s Braised Beef Short Ribs

 

Braised  Beef Ribs

 

We don’t eat beef often. Over my life time I’ve eaten enough meatloaf and hamburgers to do me in. I have never been a huge fan of steak – since I am picky and like it cooked only one way. This past Friday, my Hubby brought home beef short ribs. I looked them and then I looked at him.  I gave him the sideways look that a dog gives its owner when it can’t figure him/her out. I didn’t want to rain on my hubby’s parade, so I promised him that I would bake up these lovelies for him. And he was happy.

I was however, clueless on HOW to bake them. So I ran to Pinterest and I found The Pioneer Woman‘s recipe for Braised Short Ribs. I have loved all but one of the recipes I’ve tried from her website – and that was because I used too much butter on her garlic bread recipe. So, that really wasn’t her fault. I’ll admit to reading one or two more rib recipes. But I didn’t want to use the slow cooker, and really wanted to use my Le Cruset dutch oven.

This recipe was so easy to do! Everything came together quite quickly and the house smelled divine from beginning to end! I made no changes to the recipe and within 2.5 hours I had the deliciousness that you see above. I’ve now printed this recipe and it has gone into my MUST make again folder. Seriously delicious, seriously easy and seriously… my entire family ate every last bite – which hardly ever happens! Nom nom nom!

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Bacon Cheese and Onion Quiche

quiche

 

I love quiche. I didn’t always. I used to roll my eyes and complain when I was a young one – mostly because I am/was super picky about textures and not eating things that jiggle. However, a few years ago, my awesome mother gave me her recipe for Impossible Pie – a self crusting version of her egg and bacon pie. It was fantastic and so versatile!  You could add practically anything and it would taste fabulous no matter what!

Anyways, this morning I was looking at my meal plan for today and I decided that I couldn’t stand another night of meatloaf and mashed potatoes, and decided that I wanted something light and that went well with a nice green romaine salad. This was it!

Eggbaconquiche

I stole the recipe from here: Bacon, Egg and Cheese Quiche, but added some chopped fresh parsley, salt and pepper to taste, a head of roasted garlic and some finely chopped onion.

It was exactly what the doctor ordered for dinner!!