This menu will come as no surprise to those who have been following my blog—braised beef short ribs are a wintertime favorite, and I rarely digress from my typical mode of preparation. Indeed, I haven’t done so tonight. What IS a bit different is my choice of accompaniments.

Beef short ribs braised with mirepoix, preserved tomatoes, and herbs served with a reduction of the braising sauce
Oven-crisped gnocchi of potatoes, celery root, and wild rice
Broccoli stir-fried with red bell peppers and baby carrots
Southern biscuit muffins

A baked apple