I bought the beef shanks (much like ox tail but cheaper) and braised them in a red wine sauce with two heads( yes heads) of garlic and one large onion. after searing the meat i added the potatoes. which by the way were from my lovely garden. i served it with corn on the cob (again from the garden) cranberry sauce and home made bread.
I made a coconut tapioca loaf for Sam. he decided a cranberry sauce sandwich was super yummy and all was well with the world.