Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fall off the bone...

.... and into my mouth RIBS!!! I LOVE making ribs... and hubs loves when I make ribs too! We celebrated Sunday with bbq ribs, coleslaw, grilled asparagus, and a salad!

It all started with a dry rub! Ground mustard, onion, garlic, cayenne, chili powder, salt, and fresh cracked pepper created the perfect crust on the ribs!

After a generous spicy massage, and long rest, this bad boy went on a 500 degree grill for a few minutes on each side!
After getting a seared edge, into the crockpot it went.
The slow cooker did all of the hard work- a couple of hours on high, followed by a couple of hours on low- and the meat was falling off the bone!
I pulled the ribs out of crockpot, slathered them in a bath of bbq sauce (Sticky Fingers is my fave!) and popped them in a 350 degree oven for a few minutes to get the sauce extra sticky!

While the ribs were doing their thing in the oven, a side salad was thrown together!

Dinner was served- and enjoyed! This dinner was great way to wrap up a long and emotionally draining summer. I decided I am DEFINITELY ready for fall! Bring on crisp days, warm sweaters, running with OUT humidity, pumpkins, apples, and butternut squash (in everything!) And definitely more blogging about eats and adventures!!!

Whiskey in the Kitchen

Everyone could use a little Whiskey in the kitchen, in my case Whiskey the new pup! She is lively, fun, full of unimaginable energy. One of her neatest traits is her lean- she will rest up against the wall, furniture- or my favorite me!

She was ever present in the kitchen tonight, while hubs and I had our 2 person party! We wanted to SPOIL ourselves with a fun date night in!

So we grilled up some lobster tails, corn, and red snapper- and made homemade mini crab cakes for our feasting pleasure. We brushed the lobster and corn with olive oil, salt, and a little pepper. The red snapper was dusted with garlic, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, and salt before going on a HOT grill!!

This went oh-so-well with mini crab cakes. When the decision was put before hubs-crab cakes or grilled scallops, he said hands down crab cakes always win!

Alongside all this food was Sierra Nevada Brown Ales- thank you brown ale gods! Music was going great, but went horribly wrong somewhere around 10PM... only to be remedied by David Gray's newest released album! His voice was PERFECT for our romantic night in!

This message brought to you by Whiskey- the min pit!