12 May 2008

Rib Bone Temple

Do you want to take a picture of that for your blog? That was what my husband said to me after he'd finished pulling the meat off the ribs before dinner last night.

The ribs had cooked until the meat had pretty much fallen off the bone, which is why he went ahead and extracted the bones; why he laid them out like some peculiar musical instrument is beyond me. Pretty though, no? I think it looks a little like a temple, especially on that Asian-y plate.

I've not been cooking much at all recently. Not enough time, not enough motivation. But yesterday, when some ribs surfaced in the freezer, I made up a batch of barbecue sauce using a recipe I found on Smitten Kitchen. [It's really from the Barefoot Contessa, but Smitten's where I got it from.] It is an unassuming looking recipe - a jar of this, a jar of that, everything but the onion and garlic comes in a jar. But it is wonderful - tangy, sweet and a little spicy. Try it! The recipe makes more than you need - we've got three one-cup containers of it in the freezer, and I've got a jar to pass along to an office colleague who will appreciate it (and if I'm lucky, his girlfriend will reciprocate with tamales).

The good thing about him having pulled all the meat off the bones? We could eat the ribs with a knife and fork. The bad thing? We didn't get to lick our fingers.

12 comments:

MadMad said...

Oh, that looks yummy - I love her recipes, I have to say. They're always relatively simple but very good. I can't wait to give it a try!

Janet said...

hahaha perfect :-) mmm, and I love ribs!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That would be perfect for me--I'm not into the licking the fingers thing!

Janet said...

I love it when it falls off the bone. (Ooops! That sounds dirty.)

Nap Warden said...

Mmmmm...ribs *drool*

Angeline said...

*laugh* taste is sacrificed for convenience.

Awesome Mom said...

It looks like an old fashioned bee hive to me. I love ribs and wish I could afford to have them more often.

Mental P Mama said...

I swear I could eat that for breakfast. Love the pic!

Aunt Becky said...

My husband would move in if he saw this picture. Seriously, I'm going to have to remove your link so that he doesn't happen upon it ;)

Mayberry said...

We keep telling W. he needs his own blog ... but it's good when he supplies guest posts/ideas too.

Queen Goob said...

I see a number of comments about the ribs but not much about the fact your husband wanted you to TAKE A PICTURE FOR YOUR BLOG. He has it, doesn't he? Blogomania. He goes to work and unbeknownst to you has all of his buddies read your blog because he knows how funny your are but doesn't want you to know how secretly proud of you he is....or he would lose one of the tools he THINKS he has in his pocket to annoy you with - mocking you about your blog.

Well the gigs up, buddy. Next time he rags you can tell him you've found him out!

painted maypole said...

mmm... i love ribs!