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Wine Braised Short Ribs

January 1, 2011

New Year’s Eve demands attention.  It is the last day of the year, and like many big deadlines,  it pressures us to make the most of our final minutes.  We often feel obliged to stay up late and live large on this cold night.  We either celebrate the blessings of the previous year or say good riddance to a year that treated us harshly.  For my husband and I however,  times have changed.

This year we did not ring in the new year as we once had.  There were no loud parties, drunken dances, or boisterous cheers.  Perhaps it is as the checkout gal at the butcher shop and I agreed, we have paid our dues by partying wholeheartedly in previous years and we deserve a night off.  Perhaps we are lured by the calm and seemingly more desirable option of staying in with a delicious meal and a bottle of bubbly.  Perhaps we just don’t have a babysitter.  Whatever it is, the food made the night (and the company of course!).

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