Long Nights and Log Fires...
We have a cookbook with this name and I always LOVED the title, cover picture, and what it is about- comfort food for the long, cold nights of fall and winter, to share with friends and family. The book is now somewhere in our storage unit, and I miss it, but I'll have to wait until next summer to see it again.
Lately I've been craving these comforting, slow cooked, warming foods. Despite what many think - that beef is a thing of summer grillin'- our bodies actually crave meat in the wintertime more than any other time of the year. It makes sense. We are trying to warm ourselves and need more fat and protein to do so. The body knows what it needs.
When it comes to our beef, there are a few favorite winter dishes we wanted to share with you:
Osso Bucco Beef Shanks
A classic of my mom. She makes Osso Bucco on special occasions but usually with the more traditional veal shanks. However, she was SO happy to get her hands on Starry Nights beef shanks- it turned out perfect! We think the beef shanks adds more flavor than the veal shanks do. Download this recipe, try it with Starry Nights Farm beef shanks, and enjoy!
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Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs
Just made a batch last week (and posted step-by-step instructions on our Instagram story- follow us so you don't miss next time!) and they turned out terrific- just perfect for that first snow last week! This recipe is delicious, easy, and using our homemade beef bone broth, made it extra great! Download recipe.
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Grass Fed Beef Chili
Who doesn't like a Chili bowl on a football Sunday? Cheer for the Packers (sorry Bears fans!) while enjoying the best chili with our premium, dry aged, grass fed ground beef. Download recipe here.
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P.S. Stock up on these items ON SALE NOW to make your favorite wintertime beef dish!
Marisa usually writes about nutrition, grass fed beef, organic agriculture, as well as sharing delicious recipes; Paul writes about farm work- sharing his stories and experiences, and most times... we both collaborate on the stories!