This slow-roasted then grilled recipe for fall-off-the-bone pork ribs is famous in my husband Eric’s family. His grandma, “Nana,” has been making these ribs every 4th of July for decades. Her “Barb”-ecue sauce recipe (her name is Barbara) is absolutely incredible!
I just got back from an awesome girl’s weekend with my sisters and my mom. It was super fun, but first I have to tell you about Eric, slaving away at home with the kids. He was working in the yard, shaping our bushes with a hedge trimmer, and I get this text: “I cut another power cord.”
That’s right, this is the SECOND time he’s accidentally cut his own cord while doing yard work. I pretty much laughed until I cried.
Destroying power equipment aside, Eric’s pretty great at being a single dad while I’m off galavanting. Here he is with the kids. Aren’t they adorable??
Us girls had an awesome weekend too. Here’s part of our list of things to do:
small hikes every morning or evening
give each other pedicures
go to bed on time
arts and crafts
We did all of them, except for the “go to bed on time” part. Which is a real shame, because I think we were all looking forward to that part. But we’re just too darn entertaining. We kept each other up late every night, either chatting or watching Mr. Darcy fall in love with Elizabeth Bennett. I can’t say I have any regrets. Just baggy eyes.
We had a great time at the cooking class, even if it was a little disappointing (not very hands-on). The class was Fried Chicken 101, and basically all I learned is that even trained chefs can’t make fried chicken properly. We had to put almost all of it in the oven to finish cooking the center. It was still super delicious.
Let me tell you what else is delicious: these famous ribs (and they’re not even deep fried.) Instead they are rubbed down, slow cooked at a low temperature for 3 hours in the oven, slathered in a killer homemade sauce, and grilled to flavorful perfection. This recipe is from Eric’s grandmother Nana. Her name is Barbara, and the recipe card that she gave me years ago is titled ‘Ribs with “Barb”-ecue Sauce.’ How cute is that?
Nana makes a HUGE batch of these ribs every year on the 4th of July. We continue the tradition even when we’re not in Montana to celebrate with them. This year we were at my parents house, and I introduced them to the glorious thing that is Nana’s Ribs, to much moaning of approval. It’s just really hard to not like ribs. Especially when they are slow roasted, slathered, and grilled to perfection. This would be a great recipe to make for Labor Day this weekend!
Source: This recipe is from Eric’s grandmother, Barbara Johnson, or Nana. She’s also the contributor of this classic Beef Barley Soup.
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