I had such a great day yesterday! First of all, it was nice outside, even if it was on the cool side!
After breakfast Hannah and I met up with my Mom at the local Goodwill, then hit up Trader Joe’s. I went in to pick up some kind of dip as an appetizer, and ended up spending $4! One product I will definitely be using this week:
We also hit up the Entenmann’s outlet – check out the price of Thomas brand bagel thins!
My Mom had requested ribs for dinner and we were happy to oblige! Great ribs start out with a great rub!
We adapted this from Cook’s Illustrated – we left out the onion powder and the allspice. We left in the allspice one time and it made the ribs taste awful!
Rib Rub (printer friendly version)
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1.5 teaspoons celery salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
We’ve discovered the secret to fall off the bone tender ribs. After applying the dry rub, wrap really well in foil. Place on a rack over a cookie sheet in your oven at 240 degrees. Place a heavy skillet underneath the ribs and keep it full of water. This helps to steam the ribs as they cook. Cook for 4 hours. Remove, apply bbq sauce and finish them off on the grill.
I had a Georgia mustard bbq sauce on mine – nice and mustardy and vinegary! :D And my daughter, the vegetarian?
They weren’t good at all! :D
And Tony made a great pasta salad with Paul Newman’s light balsamic dressing. We loved the addition of edamame in this! There is no real recipe – its 1 box of rotini pasta cooked, some chopped salami, chopped fresh mozzarella, red pepper, orange pepper, edamame and right before serving, about 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese is tossed together.
And Hannah may have gone to Portillo’s to buy a slice of chocolate cake – my Mom had never tried it! Not gonna lie, I had a few bites too!
Thanks for coming over Mom!
After my Mom left, we hung outside for a while – but it got cold!
Until it got too cold!
Thanks to Hannah and Tony for a great Mother’s Day! :D
And guess what?? Hannah ditched today for senior ditch day! Even though that may jeopardize her almost perfect attendance – today is only the second day of her whole high school career she’s missed school! When I called to let them know she was “sick” the message box was already full! I had to send an email to her counselor! I think she is planning on going to Chicago with friends today – but she’s still sleeping, so I’ll find out later!
Thanks for all the Momma Day wishes yesterday :D
Alright – off to get my breakfast and lunch put together – have a great Monday! :D