Mom wanted me to share this lovely table-scape with you. It was created with the red tulips she received for Valentine's Day.
The candlesticks are from a long-ago trip to Portugal. The plates are from a street seller in Kiev. The tablecloth is from a day-trip into the French countryside. The glasses are from our local thrift store.
I'm not sure where those decorative balls are from. I found them while unpacking one of the four thousand boxes I had in storage.
The pretty crystal basket holding the tulips and balls belonged to my grandmother. And the battery operated candles are from Wal-Mart.
But here's the really important thing...
Yesterday Mom had her quarterly appointment with her cardiologist and he told her that her heart is in better shape now than it was in Florida. He says he can't explain it other than she's enjoying life.
Which is a really wonderful thing.
He also told her she could eat whatever she wants, as long as she watches her salt intake.
Now for today's recipe, slow cooker BBQ beef ribs:
1 cup BBQ sauce
1 cup Mom's homemade beef stock
1/2 cup red wine
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
2 -3 lbs Beef Ribs
Place everything in slow cooker. Cook for 8 hours on low, 4 - 5 hours on high.
Serve with a vegetable of your choice.