Friday, April 27, 2007

Goodbye Gamenight Group

Tonight was game night at our house. We have know these people for 11 years and have been meeting for game night for the past 8 years. Once a month our group rotates which house we go to. The hosts provide a main dish while everyone else brings potluck sides or dessert. There is always good food and good conversation (and its usually LOUD!!)

Tonight's game involved "would you rather" questions or challenges. My team won the game by completing the challenge of belly dancing for 60 seconds. We did not look cool but we did win the game.

I am going to miss these people. We'll try to coordinate our visits back around game night weekend so we can catch up with each other. They have an open invitation to visit us at our new house. I hope they come.

Our main dish tonight. Thanks to my darling twin sis for the recipe.

Christie's Awesome Barbecue Ribs


2 T oil
1 med onion minced
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
28 oz can whole tomatoes with juice
3/4 C white vinegar
1/4 Cup packed dark brown sugar
2 T. molasses
1 T sweet paprika
1 T chili powder
2 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 Cup orange juice

Heat oil add onion and cook until golden. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce hit to low and simmer uncovered stirring occasionally until thick for 2-2 1/2 hours. Puree the sauce. Transfer sauce to a bowl and use immediately

Pork baby back ribs
1/4 cup table salt
1/2 Cup sugar
2 racks baby back ribs or loin back ribs (4 lbs total)

Take salt and sugar and dissolve in 4 qts cold water in large stockpot. Submerge ribs and refrigerate for one hour until fully seasoned. Remove ribs from brine and pat dry with paper towels.

Take the sauce. Roasting pan line with foil. Put ribs in pan drench with sauce. Bake in oven at 300 for more than 3 hours, continually basting every 15-30 minutes. Try to turn them if you can. They're done when they start falling off the bone

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