Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Oh My Darling

Now playing: I Sanremini - Oh Mia Cara Clementina (Oh My Darling Clementine)
via FoxyTunes

The lovely seedless Christmas treat that is packed with vitamin C! These low calorie Mandarin oranges make a lovely snack and help protect against cancer. If you eat enough of the portable taste delights it can lower blood pressure. This time they are made into a vinaigrette and added to Spaghetti Squash from the garden (remember the veg. garden?) The squash was harvested in October, they have a long shelf-life. Spaghetti squash are another low calorie choice that is packed with vitamins that can be found this time of year. This squash was baked at 400 deg. for a hour; in a shallow pan, cut side down in a pool of water, sort of steaming them. I added a knob of butter and then the vinaigrette. Serve hot!

Served with Braised Short Ribs that were glazed with a beer....Yes, Stout....

Population 1 more!

To make the glaze- reduce the pan juices with a jar of homemade ketchup, (Yes, that came from the garden too.) beer, 1/4 c. brown sugar and a big spoon of mustard.

Roasties- lightly oiled (goose fat is best for this) Russet potato chunks roasted in a convection oven set to 400 deg. make another great side.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Great images, Marcy.
    I love Clementines/ mandarin oranges.
    I add mandarin slices to Blue Moon beer. :o) Yum.
    It all looks delicious as do all your recipes and photos. :o)
    Have a great weekend, Marcie !!