Hello Lovahs. Did you enjoy your snow day? I did. I stood home with my Mickey Girl, rented a chick flick, baked some Challah bread (again) and consumed an entire bottle of cheap wine (raise your hand if you have an SSB?) I will not mention how peeved I was when i tried to talk Mickey twice before noon and the streets and sidewalks were still not plowed that day- I called out and gave myself a snow day.
About a month ago, I found an AMAZING deal on short ribs. They were like $2.50 per lb and thats a bargain! I stocked up, cleaned the bunch, and froze them in two people servings. When I spoke to Henry he had said he might be coming home on a particular day. I prepared for his arrival by defrosting a pack of these meaty and succulent ribs. When the day finally came for him to come home, something happened and he has the worst luck known to man and this unfortunate event has delayed his voyage home.
So, i made these ribs for me and Mickey.
These ribs are DELICIOUS. And EASY! and if you dont make them you will be missing out on something so wonderful it will make you cry.
You’ll need a slow cooker. I got my inspiration from a very awesome lady! If you dont have one, go and get one after reading this post. Holidays are among us and these things are on sale for practically nothing! I have two slow cookers. The one above is my first one, It is a 4 qt size and was purchased for $10 at walmart 2 years ago on Black Friday. My other one was a housewarming gift, it is a 6 qt and was on sale for $20- when it retails for $30 or $40. Its a great time saver and really allows you to be creative in the kitchen!
Just an example of the soakage. The center of this bone, is the color the bones started out as. If you are a fan of chewing on the bones… these will be quite flavorful. I gave to Mickey and she destroyed one! Then I found out that cooked bones are bad for doggies. I hope she enjoyed that treat because she wont be getting any of those!
Last year I asked my aunt if I could help her cook Thanksgivng Day dinner. She was more than happy to have me. And this was a few before I started my blog (FS turns 1 in a few weeks!). When I thought about my contributions I decided to make a potato dish. Mom always made this amazing mashed potato dish with mozzarella… I wanted to recreate that but being an avid reader of the Crock Pot Lady’s blog, I found a recipe for mashed potatoes that sounded OUT OF THIS WORLD.
I made them last year and they were so popular that there werent any left for leftovers. And at the last minute when I asked my aunt what I could make she said everyone asked for mashed potatoes.
So mashed potatoes is what they got.
My aunt helped me out by prepping the taters. She peeled and cubed 3.5 lbs of Russet potatoes and boiled them till fork tender. If you can plan ahead I love the way YUKON GOLDs taste in mashed potatoes but any potato will taste delish. Also when boiling potatoes, i like to boil them till they are more than fork tender- it makes mashing easy.
I grabbed my masher and realized my camera has ZERO battery; so pics are skimpy. I was having a really hard time using the masher because the taters were al dente… and thank goodness for old school kitchens…I put my muscular brother to work on using this old school contraption for making potatoes smooth and creamy. Its a pot attachment (that no longer fits modern pots) and you add potatoes to it and stir. while its stiring a blade is forcing potatoes through tiny little holes and they come out smooth and lump free. My mother HATES lumps in mashed potatoes and I kind of like them…
Once the taters are smooth and creamy add you secret ingredients: