Before I get to the Triple D, I have to implore all of you to make this barbecue sauce – I swear you will NEVER buy store bought barbecue sauce again!
First you need to start with the dry rub for the Ribs:
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1.5 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1.5 teaspoons onion powder
- 1.5 teaspoons celery salt
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
Mix together in a jelly jar – this makes a lot and will keep in your refrigerator for weeks!
Next is the sauce:
- 1 tablespoon of the dry mix above
- 1.25 cups ketchup
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1/8 tsp. liquid smoke
Mix well – this also makes a lot and will keep in the fridge for weeks.
We’ve learned to slow cook the ribs – based on our schedule yesterday, I put them in the oven at 11:30 a.m. and they cooked until 6:00 p.m. at 225 degrees. I hit them up with dry rub, then wrapped tightly in foil and put the foil packets on a jelly roll pan, just to catch some of the juice if necessary.
My mom actually did very well at Baggo – she was teamed with Tony and I believe they won all but one game! Once it got dark out, we started a bonfire – such a relaxing night!
We got up at 7:00 today – Hannah and Nana are headed to Virginia! They flew out of Milwaukee airport – so much less hassle than O’Hare! We left at 8:00 and it was a smooth ride in – hardly any traffic.
Reason 1,000,001 that I know Tony loves me – we went to a joint in Milwaukee they featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives! It’s called the Comet Cafe in Miwaukee:
I should have ordered the special, still don’t know why Ididn’t! It was eggs with fajita peppers and pepper jack cheese and chopped tortilla! Sadly, I got the boring plate, it was just okay – I ate the eggs, 1 piece of bacon about 1/3 cup of the hashbrowns (those were good!) and 1/2 slice sourdough bread – maybe 20 carbs altogether?
Then we just drove around Milwaukee – I love all the different types of architecture!
And of course no trip would be complete without stopping ath the Mars Cheese Castle!
I ended up getting chicken sausages with bacon and cheddar cheese, that are surprisingly only 120 calories a piece! Also some jalapeno cheese curds and smoked mozzarella string cheese that is so smokey and good!
So Tony and I are empty nesters for the next week! Come on back tonight for Grilled Steak with Marinated Grilled Shrimp and Baby Romaine Salad!