It hasn’t exactly been crockpot weather – but I had a nice little package of local beef braising ribs. I cut them up and loaded them in my mini crockpot, added BBQ sauce, a little red wine, chopped onions and quartered cremini mushrooms.
I added new potatoes after about 3.5 hours, and it was all done in 4 hours (on high).
And then – the leftovers turned into this. I chopped everything up, tossed it in a saucepan with a little white wine, freshly shelled peas and a few cherry tomatoes.
One bowl easy. Included lots of food groups. And was as tasty as it was colourful.
Our mom turns 85 this year and as soon as I posted this, we got in the car to drive to Ontario for a big family BBQ party. All 5 of her children will be there along with assorted significant others, plus 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren!
We can’t wait to celebrate this remarkable woman with her whole family around her – she’s our Friday favourite.
Happy Birthday Mom, MOTW, TT, Alice, Twink – and all the other names you’re lovingly known by!
(Dad and Mom are the top left corner…Mom is holding CJR…she always liked her best…I’m really happy about the whole thing in the front middle row.)
Family portrait, circa late 1960s.
Her 80th birthday gathering!