Today my son returned to college – amid a lot of drama! Cleveland Airport had a power outage and all flights were cancelled…we had to re-route him through Pittsburg and arrange a car service to take him the remainder of the way to school. But it appears all is back on track and taken care of. The visit seemed so short! I know he is happy to get back to his independence and friends and snow, but he will be missed. I prepared one of his favorite meals last night: Beef Short Ribs braised in porter and finished with a maple-horseradish glaze. It is a recipe from Molly Steven’s ‘Braising’ cookbook. As usual, it turned out delicious! I served creamy mashed potatoes on the side and left it at that…no healthy green vegetables to take away from all that guilty pleasure! 🙂 For the final send-off I served homemade pancakes with maple syrup and sausage for breakfast. He may not miss us, but I bet he will miss the good food!
Tonight we will be eating leftovers. There are tidbits from several meals stored in the fridge, so this will be more of a ‘clean-out-the-fridge’ night. It’s a wonderful way to reward myself after a week of heavy cooking!
Update: the college boy has safely arrived!!