Fall has arrived and all I can think of are the delightful things that come with it. The crisp fall air and crunchy leaves at my feet. Wooly warm socks and bigger-than-life clear blue skies. My beloved brown leather clogs. Hot chocolate and hot tea. The fact that you can walk for miles and not even feel tired or hot or sweaty. But the thing I love the very most about fall — braised meat.
Now this crisp air makes me crave comfort food. And nothing says comfort more than a big ol’ slab of meat that has been cooking in beer or wine for hours, all fork tender and delicious. So when I found some brisket at one of my new favorite places, Maple Acres Farm, where the cows are grass fed and hormone free, I knew some lovely braised brisket was in my future.
The braising process, while quite lengthy, is really very easy. I know you might be thinking, “Is it really worth it? That is quite a time commitment for dinner.” And the answer is a resounding “Yes”! Yes, by God, yes. I promise you will be addicted. You will think, What else can I braise? Can I eat this every day of my life? Yes, yes, you can.