My friend has been kinda down lately (let's just say every bit of bad luck has gone his way), and when I suggested he come over for dinner, he asked for something meaty and braised with lots of mashed potatoes.
I can do that ...except that it's 100 degrees out. Not exactly seasonal.
But what could be? As in, instead of red wine-braised short ribs...would white wine-braised veal shank be as satisfying? Braised lamb shank with something fruity? Anyone ever braise a turkey leg or something?
Any ideas and/or recipes?