Hello people, I've been a bit busy this week...well, busy isn't really the correct word, more like occupied, keeping a close eye on Mocha. As you know, all it takes is the ring of the doorbell, a knock on the door, or even the sound of a car door being closed near the house and you have a dog jumping up and running through the house. Which we can't have. I may be totally off base but I'm thinking the first week or two are the most important in the healing process so the more rest, the better. So far, so good, except my back is starting to grumble about the trips up and down the deck carrying a 60-pound dog LOL.
Today, Mrs. TN kept an eye on Mocha while I got some me time, which consisted of taking two slabs of pork ribs and cutting them into St. Louis style ribs, putting rub on them, then putting said ribs in the smoker. I wanted to try a new recipe I found. Crank the smoker up to 275 and smoke the ribs on the racks for 2 hours. Then, lay 2 sheets of aluminum foil on top of each other, sprinkle some brown sugar in there and add some honey, then lay the ribs face down in the sugar/honey, and sprinkle some more brown sugar and honey on top. Then tightly double wrap and put back in smoker for another 2 hours. I went light on the brown sugar and honey because I didn't want the ribs too sweet, and goodness gracious, they came out pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.
And of course, I took some pics :2smile: Here are the ribs, smoking away. Notice that my smoking partner is missing, she had to stay upstairs and in the house. I feel bad, because she's so used to going where I go but in the long run, it's for her own good. Or so we hope.
Here's a pic of the rib tips
And here's one of the slabs of ribs. Personally, I don't get what the big deal is with St. Louis style ribs. I'd rather cook and eat the entire slab in all its glory...definitely less work and prep time!
Mel, that had me laughing out loud and I watched it 3 times LOL
Sure, why not? :grin2:
I call this one, "A Ninny and Her Squeaky Toy"
Let's coordinate our birthday parties.
I suggest we head on over the TN's place for a birthday feast.
We can corrupt Mrs TN while TN is smoking.