Zesty Short Ribs get popped into the oven for 2 hours and forgotten about. Make them any day you're home in the afternoon -- or reheat them any day you aren't. Add Romaine with Blue Cheese and Pecans, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, and Cookie Parfaits for quick and easy sides the day you eat the ribs. This parfait, with pudding, cookies, and fruit, is a great example of using anything you have on hand to make dessert -- whatever you¿ve got can be dessert if you layer it and make a parfait.
Toss romaine with balsamic vinaigrette. Top with crumbled blue cheese and pecans.
Stir prepared horseradish into hot mashed potatoes to taste.
In a glass or bowl, layer crumbled cookies, pudding, and fruit.