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Dark Days Week Six Happy New Year!

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We ended up staying home on New Year’s Day. We had been out three of the last five nights, and were not in the mood to drive to relatives. We wanted to finish some outside work before it got windy so I decided to make a crockpot beef dinner.

I turned it into a Dark Days Meal. All thrown together in the crockpot. I made:
Local Beef Short Ribs
Red Onion
Tomato Sauce
Napa Cabbage

First though, I browned the beef ribs. They were from Triadelphia Lake View Farms, and bought at the farmer’s market earlier this year.

The tomato sauce is from Quaker Valley in PA. I used it to augment the tomato/veggie sauce I had made earlier this week using stuff from my garden and the CSAs that I found in the freezer. It made a rich sauce that coated the kale and cabbage. I placed the beef on top of it all with salt, pepper, cinnamon, garlic, dried peppers (grated), and a touch of local honey. All the veggies were CSA veggies from Zahradka Farm or Lancaster Farm Fresh Coop.

Served it with a Linden Hardscrabble Bordeaux blend, from VA. Great comfort meal on a cold night.