Sunday, January 4, 2009


The reason I gave up cooking professionally is that I constantly worried about making people sick.

So it happened last night.

The weather is so cold! I was hungry for rib-sticking food: Beef and Noodles ala my mom. Get some thick cut beef short ribs. Dust them in seasoned flour and brown them off in a bit of olive oil in a pot set over medium high heat. If they don't all fit in the pot at once, do them in shifts. While the meat is browning, slice up onions - probably at least one or two, and smash a couple of garlic cloves. When all the meat is browned off, put it all in the pot and add the onions, garlic, and a dollop of red wine or beer if you have some handy, and some water, about an inch maybe? Not too much. Add a bay leaf, bring to the boil, cover, and simmer for about 3 hours.

One hour before serving, boil flat egg noodles. When they are cooked, drain them, and add them to the pot with the meat. Stir, and allow to cook together to meld the flavors.

Serve up with a big tossed green salad and a refreshing fruit salad, some red wine.

Do not serve to people who are on Weight Watchers. It makes them sick.


Hunter said...

So, my question is, how long has he been on WW?
(As if I should talk, eh?)

Nancy DeCherney said...

She's been fat free since August....short ribs are pretty fatty. Probably should have skimmed the fat off a bit.

Ali and Shaz said...

We made his for dinner tonight Nancy...mmmmm good!