Holiday app: Beef Short Rib Ragu with Mashed Potatoes on Toast Points. Here is the rub: idiot shoppers at the grocery watch too many cooking shows and decide that Short Ribs are still cool. Please, let them be uncool again so I can afford them. But, lucky for me, the lamb blade steaks are alone and vulnerable.
Ragu and repeat: seared lamb steaks (pick out the bone and inedible bits), carrot, onion, celery, tomato, smother and cook the crap out of it.
The potatoes are relegated to a supporting role as a binder between the lamb and the toasted bread points. Not to say that care was not taken. The first batch was thrown out when I realized that I was out of butter and tried to sub in olive oil. Sorry Italy, France has your number on the proper fat for mashed potatoes. Salted Butter + Heavy Cream = Mashed Potatoes