Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sometimes You Just Have to Have Ribs

   Like most of the world we are trying to get our eating habits back on tract after the heaviness of holiday gatherings, but sometimes you just have to have ribs. This Sunday was one of those times. Slathered in home canned sauce and let work in a crock pot overnight ribs tantalized our senses as we prepared for services..and lured us home afterward.

Simply Short Ribs

3 lbs ribs (I have beef short ribs here)
Barbeque sauce (I used 1 pint jar of home canned)
Drizzle of honey

Once rinsed an patted dry, sprinkle salt over the ribs and place in the crock pot. Generously coat with Worcestershire before pouring on barbeque sauce. Fill the jar about half way with water and add to the pot. Give them a final drizzle of honey before setting to low for a long overnight cooking.

  It just isn't proper to serve your ribs without a good batch of mashed potatoes, yet in our house there is some debate over smooth mashed verses lumpy chunks. The husband wins; six hearty potatoes cooked to fork tender and drained are given a bit of salt and pepper and a half stick of butter before making them a chunky mashed mess. Paired with some home canned green beans the meal is hot and ready.

   While this may not have been the leanest or most health conscious wasn't the worst. Everything was home grown and home butchered, made from scratch and eaten in proper it could have been worse. 
    Now it's your you have those times when you just have to have ribs? How do you cook them?


Clint Baker said...

They look Yummy, we have been looking for a good rib recipe! How have you been?

Hopewell Creek Designs said...

This looks so delicious!! My husband doesn't like barbeque sauce....crazy huh!?! So occasionally when I'm in the mood to make two dinners I make short ribs leaving his pain and boring haha! I don't have any homemade sauce I am very sure that makes a huge difference!

Simply Scaife Family said...

We are improving after a nasty case of the flu. Hope your family is warm and well!

Simply Scaife Family said...

Home made sauce might make a difference for him, but to me, once men get a notion they don't like something they won't like it no matter what.