I want my baby back, baby back (ribs)
I had such a fantastic day today… I met my friend Amie today for a walk through Central Park which was so nice and the perfect way to start my day. It was a little chilly out, but I got a Starbucks latte to take the chill out. 😉
When I got back I popped in some gluten-free chicken nuggets into the oven, whipped up some homemade honey-mustard and a spinach & lettuce salad topped with tomatoes, feta & a simple vinaigrette and some Cape Cod potato chips on the side.
I made a little dessert of leftover yams mixed with some cinnamon and banana slices. I caught up on last week’s Top Chef while I had my lunch… does anyone else watch that show? I am seriously obsessed and am especially psyched that this season is filmed in NYC! Those people have some serious talent… I just love watching to see what they’ll come up with.
After a fun day of running around and getting things ready for Christmas I put some pork ribs in the oven that I had been marinating since last night. I’m not really a big fan of ribs, but the bf is obsessed so I researched a few recipes and decided to come up with my own concoction. The marinade was a mixture of the following:
- Johnny Walker (black label)
- Pure maple syrup
- cayenne pepper
- salt + pepper
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- BBQ sauce
Before I put it in the oven I spritzed it with olive oil and added some more of the dried spices. I slow cooked the meat to ensure that it would be fork tender at 200 F for about 3 hours… maybe a tiny bit longer.
The ribs came out a-mazing! Like I said, they’re not high on my list, but I couldn’t resist having a few of these bad boys. 😉 The bf was very pleased so Ichalked it up to a job well done.
On the side we had the rest of my Split Pea Soup w/ Carrots form the night before and a salad with a mixture of green leaf lettuce and spinach. I topped it off with oil, red wine vinegar, oregano and feta cheese. Such a good comforting meal for a chilly winter night!! Not too sure what my plans are yet tonight… maybe they’ll involve a little wine perhaps??? 😀 Enjoy your night everybody!!