09 July 2008

The Best Laid Plans

Well.....you may remember, I had planned to serve BBQ ribs tonight for dinner. I usually fix them in the crockpot and they are delicious. Well, I got carried away this morning making blueberry muffins for breakfast and forgot to get the ribs in the crockpot on time. No worries though, right? I'll just fix them in the oven (which I've never done before). So I looked through my recipes and found one that I actually had all the ingredients for and put that rack of ribs on to marinate.

The cooking instructions were to bake for 2 1/2 hours OR you could grill them for 45 minutes. Well, since it's incredibly hot and humid around here these days, I consulted with my husband (who is in charge of the grill) and we decided to grill them as opposed to heating up the kitchen for hours. So the time came and we put them on the grill--on the lowest heat setting, too! We closed up that grill and headed back inside until basting time came.

The next thing I know, my poor hubby is tapping on the kitchen window gesturing for help. I rushed outside with the bowl of sauce, thinking he must be ready to baste those yummy ribs. Instead, he pointed to the grill--and the very black charred mass laying on it. I have to admit... I laughed. It was either that or get pointlessly mad at him for carrying out my exact instructions from the cookbook. It was just too funny! That sauce kept burning even after he totally turned off those burners!

Take a look:

My sweet hubby is now on his way to the local BBQ restaurant to pick up some sandwiches and hot dogs for us to eat. Hope ya'll have a memorable dinner tonight also!

10 comments:

Betsy said...

Oh dear...yes, laughing was the best thing to do! I don't know how many times keeping a sense of humor has kept things under control! So you don't like to eat charcoal? :)

Anonymous said...

Lora, I am trying not to laugh too hard, haha! You are not going to believe this, but we had ribs tonight too! We cooked them in the oven and they were tender and oh-so-yummy. But yeah, laughing was your best option in that situation. Love you, Sarah C.

Anonymous said...

HA HA!!! We cooked ribs at the Campbells tonight but we had slightly different results!! LOL!! I agree with Sarah......laughing was the best option!! Love ya, Megan

Lora said...

Sarah & Megan~
That's hilarious that ya'll had ribs, too! So glad yours were better than ours:) We WON'T be grilling them again-ha!

Heather & Reese said...

Yeah, what else can you do but laugh?! But I am sorry that you didn't get your yummy ribs...

Bless you!

~Reese

The Apron Queen said...

Oh no! Looks like some of my disasters! The secret to ribs is they need INDIRECT heat. I learned that the hard way too! :D

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Angela said...

Oh wow! I am laughing too, and I'm sorry! My granddad used to make the most heavenly ribs. He did them on the grill, but it took hours and hours and I'm not really sure what the process was. It was his closely guarded secret, LOL! But I agree - I think the crockpot would yield delicious results and I would probably go that route. I am a grilling chicken; hubby is the griller in our family (and I don't think he knows how to grill ribs, either :-)

Nancy said...

That's hilarious! thanks for the laugh...hope the takeout was good!

Rachel said...

OH my! ha!

Songlee said...

well, I didn't have ribs with you, but at least you were able to enjoy yourself during the whole thing! It was good to see you last night!