I'm going to be making braised short ribs and mashed potatoes for dinner and was wondering if a veggie side would be too much or just right? The short rib recipe calls for some carrot and cipollini onions so those are out but I can't quite figure what would be a good addition. It doesn't have to a vegetable so any useful suggestion will certainly be appreciated. Recipes to be used: http://www.knorr.com/Recipes/12651/1/Braised-Short-Ribs-With-Gravy.aspx http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-mashed-potatoes/detail.aspx Also a side note type question: I was thinking of adding some red wine to the shorts ribs cooking process and using the same wine to drink with the meal. Is this type of thing okay to do?