The Perfect Weekend Short Rib

I always wonder what the weekend means to people.  You know, the one indicator that says “It’s not a weekend unless______”

Here are some of my examples.

It’s not a weekend unless I wake up with purple lips.

It’s not a weekend unless I debate the appropriateness of my pants in a public setting. example: Can I wear these leggings to the store without judgement?

It’s not a weekend unless Brian wakes up “entirely too early” by his standards.  By the way, we are adults, sleeping until 10 is not happening anymore, brah.

It’s not a weekend unless I braise a piece of meat for at least 2 hours.

so, what’s your weekend indicator?  Here’s something I hope you’ll add to your weekend repertoire.




The Perfect Weekend Short Rib

By Whitney, March 19, 2012

The Perfect Weekend Short Rib

Got a few hours before dinner?  Try these tender short ribs.



Preheat oven to 350°. Generously season short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear short ribs on all sides until golden brown, about 5-8 minutes. Transfer short ribs to a plate. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add flour and tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, until well combined, 2-3 minutes. Add all herbs to pot along with garlic. Stir in wine and add short ribs back to the pot.  Bring to a simmer; lower heat to medium and cook covered, until wine is reduced by half, about 30 minutes. Stir in stock. Bring to a simmer again, cover, and transfer to a preheated oven. Cook until short ribs are tender, about 2 1/2 hours. Transfer short ribs to a platter. Strain sauce and spoon fat from surface of sauce to discard.  Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.

Go head, fill in the blank.

“It’s not a weekend unless _____”





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Whitney is the Founder of Whit's Amuse Bouche, a nationally recognized food and humor blog. When she's not in the kitchen, you can find her with a glass of california cabernet in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other. She prefers sweat pants to real ones. View all posts by Whitney →

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