I’m sure you have seen the movie Big Hero 6. If you have not, it really is cute and you should watch it.
Our friends’ youngest son is turning 9 in August. He is super crafty and has made many a stuffy for himself and others. He patiently and lovingly hand sews each stitch and they are so, so cute. Recently he said to his mom “I really hope someone makes me a stuffy for my birthday…”
How could I not try to fulfill that request?
So I found a little tutorial and gave it a try.
I bought some white socks, cut out the pattern, sewed and stuffed, stuffed and sewed…
It looks quite…well…homemade…
I wouldn’t call it a complete fail…would I?
I hope he likes it.
I had some beef short ribs in the freezer and decided that would tackle them for dinner. I have heard that short ribs can be finicky to work with, unless you put them in your slow cooker. So I pulled out the slow cooker and got down to work.
I’m not sure these could have been any easier…
I put the short ribs in the slow cooker.
I mixed up the sauce
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tbsp minced ginger
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
I poured the sauce over the ribs and let them cook away for 8 hours.
In the last 30 minutes I mixed up a little cornstarch and water and put it into the sauce to thicken it up.
I served these ribs with rice and broccoli.
The verdict- Super easy and they were fall-off-the-bone tender! So delicious. I won’t be scared to work with short ribs anymore.