Last week, my friend Jan suggested that once a week or whenever we had the time, we spend an afternoon cooking together. She would like to learn how to make some of the recipes she has seen on my blog. We began on a Tuesday, when I was done with clients early. We had our ingredients ready and made slow cooked beef short ribs with Porter Beer and a maple-rosemary glaze. Jan arrived at 3:30, and we began slicing veggies, and browning the meat. The short ribs did the rest in two huge Dutch ovens in my oven.
At 6:30, Brad picked up Les on his way home from work. We were happily finishing up a bottle of wine with some appetizers on the patio when they arrived. We made a quick pot of polenta, glazed the ribs, and we all ate dinner together. We each had an extra large container full of extra short ribs to freeze, so we would get a total of 5 meals (two each for another time), out of one afternoon of cooking together. It was lots of fun. Next week we are on for some homemade pasta dough, and some form of lasagna.