Fall Is Here

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    Really here. 'Advisory', from National Weather Service! :eek: :lol:

    Weather current conditions, forecast, satellite Map on Yahoo! Weather

    Cold weather makes me feel like cooking and baking. I posted on EZ's veggie thread that had 3 types of soup going today for freezing. Just came back from the store with some ingredients for other homestyle meals later in the week. Anyone else have favorite things to cook or bake at this time of year?

    Oh, one of the great things I picked up, pumpkin bread mix at Trader Joe's:

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    Fall is great time for soups, stews, and braising things in the oven.

    Here's one of my all time favorite recipes (I do this for an annual dinner party):

    Braised Short Ribs

    Ingredients

    • 8 whole Beef Short Ribs
    • Kosher Salt & Pepper To Taste
    • ¼ cups All-purpose Flour
    • 6 pieces Pancetta, Diced
    • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
    • 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
    • 3 whole Carrots, Diced
    • 2 whole Shallots, Peeled And Finely Minced
    • 2 cups Red Or White Wine
    • 2 cups Beef Or Chicken Broth (enough To Almost Cover Ribs)
    • 2 sprigs Thyme
    • 2 sprigs Rosemary

    Preparation Instructions

    Salt and pepper ribs, then dredge in flour. Set aside.
    In a large dutch oven, cook pancetta over medium heat until complete crispy and all fat is rendered. Remove pancetta and set aside. Do not discard grease.
    Add olive oil to pan with the pancetta grease, and raise heat to high. Brown ribs on all sides, about 45 seconds per side. Remove ribs and set aside. Turn heat to medium.
    Add onions, carrots, and shallots to pan and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in wine and scrape bottom of pan to release all the flavorful bits of glory. Bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes.
    Add broth, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Taste and add more salt if needed. Add ribs to the liquid; they should be almost completely submerged. Add thyme and rosemary sprigs (whole) to the liquid.
    Put on the lid and place into the oven. Cook at 350 for 2 hours, then reduce heat to 325 and cook for an additional 30 to 45 minutes. Ribs should be fork-tender and falling off the bone. Remove pan from oven and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes, lid on, before serving. At the last minute, skim fat off the top of the liquid. (Can also refrigerate mixture, then remove solid fat from the top.)

    Serve 2 ribs on bed of creamy polenta, spooning a little juice over the top.
     
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    Those sound awesome! I added some spaces, cause I'm going to cut and paste, and print. ;)
     

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