What could be better on a cold night than a succulent comforting dinner by candlelight?
When one thinks of a meal like that, the first thing that comes to my mind is braised meats! This simple, satisfying mode of cooking is perfect for the holidays and winter months, when hibernating at home allows time for a leisurely back-burner braise, building layers of flavor into fork-tender food - and even better the next day! No better way to make a weekend warrior chef extrodinaire than with a meal like this!
Fireside Cozy - Braising Basics!
- Classic Cheese Foundue with Veggies and Crusty Bread - let's get started with a crowd pleasing fondue to warm the appetitie and spirit!
-Braised Short Ribs with Vegetable Sauce - you will learn how to make the best short rib dinner you've ever tasted - topped with a fresh vegetable sauce this could be a meal all by itself.
-Celery Root Mashed Potatoes- Creamy mashed potatoes pureed with celery root is a marriage made in heaven. The celery root adds a bit of celery flavor and earthiness to the potatoes and is actually low in carbs! Delicious side to our lovely meal.
-Braised Leeks - Simply braised on stovetop, leeks are a vegetable that adds an oniony goodness to the meal and especially tastes yummy with the potatoes.
-Braised Pears with Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce and Pistachios- what else can be said about this? Except what a perfect finish!