I love to entertain. Preferably at my home. A couple of weeks ago I invited another family over for dinner. Papi scheduled a football game for the same night (getting him to look on the calendar is an exercise of patience), so the dinner needed to be rescheduled. We rescheduled for the next day, but I knew, I just knew, it was going to be a problem. What I had decided on for dinner was going to take at least 2 hours to cook. We had rescheduled the dinner for 6:30 pm. And the girls and I were going to a baby shower at our church….at 4:00 pm. Have I mentioned yet that Papi only cooks pasta and ramen noodles???????
Papi gracefully volunteered to make dinner….so then I had to find a simple recipe for him….I mean seriously simple….that he could follow. Google to the rescue!!!!!
I found this great recipe for Simple BBQ Ribs over at http://www.allrecipes.com . I left him with instructions on how to do that and some corn on the cob and to boil potatoes so that I could mash them. I headed to the Baby shower with much trepidation.
When I returned back to the house, the smell of BBq Ribs cooking was filling the house. It smelled so good. Papi had cooked the ribs, the corn, and boiled the potatoes. All I had to do was butter and salt and mash the potatoes!!! Our guests were supremely impressed with the ribs, saying that they were some of the best they had ever eaten. So PROPS to Papi!!!!
5 pounds pork ribs
2 tablesppons garlic powder
2 teaspoons pepper
4 tablespoons of salt
2 cups your favorite BBQ Sauce
Place ribs in a large pot with enough water to cover. Season with garlic powder, pepper, and salt. Bring the water to a boil and cook for 45 minutes.
Remove ribs from pot and put them in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour BBQ sauce over ribs. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 325* for 1 1/2 hours.