Drinks and Ribs

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I haven’t had a chance to update my little blog since I had a family emergency and had to leave town for a few weeks and I didn’t have anything prewritten since I tend to write  my posts  on a live basis.  However since I was gone and didn’t have access to my computer  or the internet I was able to get some recipes done and I will try to have those written up in advance that way if there’s ever an emergency I will have them all set up to be added without having to interrupt my timeline.

When I made the ribs recipe I jokingly asked my dad if we should make something to drink and he, of course, said yes but my mom was less than thrilled about that idea. I went ahead and looked for a drink that my dad likes which is called a Vampiro, I did look up the drink and how to make it but since this was the first time that I had ever made a drink  I wanted something simpler to make and so I went ahead and kept looking for drinks to make.  After visiting a few sites I went back to Pinterest and found a link for drinks to enjoy Tequila from Buzzfeed and found a very simple, two item drink called a Paloma. The link to the article is right here and I loved that it had a couple of drinks that were a little more complicated for a novice like me but for the most part they were very easy and simple to make. The paloma drink that I made was beyond easy to make and I loved that it used grapefruit soda instead of other kinds that are more common.  My dad really liked this drink but I think that I liked it the most out of both of us, so I will definitely be making this again even if my dad won’t drink it with me.

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I have wanted to try grilling in the past but have decided against it since it seems to be the one thing my dad enjoys doing when it comes to helping out around the house.  I was going to use the grill as a way to bond with him but he prefers to do it on his own or with his friends when they come over for a carne asada.  Therefore when we made the ribs this time, I decided to look for a recipe where I could make them in the oven since my dad didn’t want to use the grill and I believe we were out of propane if I remember correctly. So once again I went to the ever trusty Pinterest site and found a great recipe for ribs made in the oven.  I found the recipe on the Chew Out Loud through Pinterest, the recipe itself was very easy to make, since I’ve been cooking lately we finally have spices in our house so I didn’t have to go out and buy anything extra for this recipe.

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I really loved the sauce that went on top of this was beyond delicious! I know I always say that the food is delicious but this one was definitely one of my favorites in part thanks to the fact that this sauce used Sriracha and honey which are two of my favorite things.  I didn’t get to chill the ribs overnight like the recipe says but the ribs that I cooked where a lot smaller than the ones on the blog and for better or worse, depending on who you ask, I went ahead and baked these bad boys after only about two hours of having them in the refrigerator.  They still came out delicious. I actually ended up making a smaller second batch for my mom since she didn’t want her  ribs to be put on the grill. This recipe is definitely one that’s going to be going in my list for foods to make whenever we have company over.

 

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