Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mmmm....Yum!

For Mr. Potts & my Valentine's Day dinner, I wanted to try something new that I'd never made before. He enjoyed the Osso Buco that I made recently & I thought that another dish using the braising technique would be good.

So for Valentine's Day dinner, Mr. Potts & I feasted on Beer Braised Short Ribs with braised vegetables. Oh so yum! This was a recipe I had spotted in Cooking Light a while back & it turned out to be a great dinner for us. As always, I made some modifications, but you'll find the basic recipe here.

Picture via Cooking Light.

Now, Mr. Potts is very much a meat & potatoes man. Most of our meals contain some sort of meat, but I've been trying to cut down on the amount that we use/consume.

Finding Joy in My Kitchen had a wonderful Red Pepper Tortellini Bake that I had been itching to try for a while.

I changed the recipe up a bit - used low-fat fresh ravioli & reduced fat Italian cheese, but overall kept everything else the same. It turned out wonderfully last night & Mr. Potts wants this to be a repeat.

Picture via Finding Joy in My Kitchen

Now, normally, I'd take pictures of all of this myself, but I somehow seem to have misplaced my camera!!

I need to find it for dinner tonight - it is Fat Tuesday & I'm making Red Beans & Rice again to celebrate with a few friends.

18 comments:

Heather said...

Yum , I'm so hungry right now. Food posts aren't helping LOL.

Annie said...

i'm starving too! ha!
we love ribs but i'd never thought to eat them that way. billy would love a meal like that. i will have to check the recipe.
the red pepper tortellini sounds really good as well!
billy is the chef so i'll be printing these recipes for him! ;)

have a great day!!

brown eyed girl said...

That pasta dish looks amazing - I might need to make that next week!

What if we could do a theme a week for Menu Monday? I could totally do Italian next week, that ravioli-pepper dish, Mrs. Bear's stuffed crust pizza, chicken parm for Dimples, etc etc., I could get into this!

MCW said...

That looks like HEAVEN!!!

KatieSPerk said...

These both look delicious. I am glad to now the Cooking Light one turned out. I marked it to make but haven't gotten around to it!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Looks delish. You are such a great cook and I need to start trying new things in the kitchen!

Lexilooo said...

ooooh, the short ribs look great! steve would love them!

Tara Gibson said...

yum now i am hungry : )

Brittany Ann said...

mmmm...and I just found my dinner ideas for the week! Thanks!

Left you something on my blog:)

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

YUM!!!!!!!!

Lucy Marie said...

I wish you were my Valentine. Both of those meals look so good!

Molly Lou Gifts said...

AMAZING...I see why my invite didn't arrive for the V-day weekend, but it will be one of my goals to eat a Mrs. Potts meal sometime. :)

I hope Mr. Potts knows EXACTLY how lucky he is.

Sole Matters said...

those both look and sound mouth watering!!

Gwen said...

Oh my goodness!!! They all sound delicious!!! XOXO

katie + bret said...

oooo - Those look AMAZING. I am pretty sure Bret would throw up in his mouth at the site of those (darn that picky husband of mine) but HEY, leaves more for me!!

bananas. said...

seriously...i just drenched my shirt with drool.

yummy yum yum! happy post v-day!!!

Notes From the Grove said...

One of these days, I'm coming over to YOUR house for dinner. I'll bring the wine!

Lil' Woman said...

It's not nice to post delicious food like that when I'm suck at work with no access to the yummy goodness!