Deirdre's Dish ~

Dishing it up, dishing it out and making life delicious ~ one day at a time

Beer Braised Boneless Short Ribs March 7, 2012

Beer, the refreshing malt beverage and nectar of many college kids, is gaining new found respect in numerous culinary circles and recipe conversations. And with the expanding variety of ales, stouts and lagers, beer is becoming a creative force in the way dishes are prepared and a determining factor in the end result. No longer the brunt of those bad “brew ha, ha” jokes that begin with: “Open can of beer, drink half…” Beer has gained its rightful place alongside wine in cooking method categories. This dish, which is probably the easiest and tastiest short rib dish I’ve made to date, is prepared in a crock pot which makes preparation and clean up easier… so you can relax with an ice cold beer!

Crock Pot Short Ribs Braised in Guinness
Dredge boneless short ribs in flour ~ shake off excess
Brown in small amount of olive oil in skillet.
Place in crock pot.
1 can Guinness
¾ cup of Ketchup
3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
3 Tbsp. Dark Brown sugar
1 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp. pepper.
1 tsp. Salt ~ to taste
Pour over ribs:
2 medium yellow onions ~ sliced
Cover :
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.


College kids home ~ chaos begins May 21, 2010

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Backed up disposal, empty gas tanks, empty pantry, overloaded washer and dryer and a worn out debit card ~ yep the college boys are home and the carefully choreographed chaos begins. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE having my kids return to the roost, but their newly acquired free-and-easy lifestyle sometimes clashes with my everyday routine. Which begs the question, where do we compromise and where do we draw the line?

How do you reign in a kid who’s been doing his own thing, at whatever institution of higher education is depleting your life savings, and tell him he has to be home before 2 a.m., or at least before the morning paper arrives? Do you ground them for having a “quiet little get-together” at which half the town attends while you are away? How about when they borrow the GPS and return it with all the settings discombobulated and a foreign accent telling you where to go?

But then, when they sit down to one of your home cooked dinners and proclaim it is the best meal they’ve eaten in ages (not that cafeteria food is any competition) your heart melts, bad memories fade and all is forgiven. Well, almost all, until they up-and-leave with a backed up sink full of dirty dishes, ask to borrow the debit card and want to know who hid the GPS.

Ah yes, the boys are back, my blog is back, and all is well in the “crazy” Ward.

Double trouble ~ college boys #1 and #2



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