Happy Thursday Everyone; this week sure is zipping by and for some reason we aren’t slowing down. I almost feel like I’m a snowball and getting bigger and faster as the day goes by. I’m so thankful to my crockpot, it’s by far the best and most used appliance in our household.
It’s super hot outside and no one wants to stand by a HOT stove or slave over a hot grill for hours; yet we can’t afford to eat out every night. If you don’t have a Crockpot, be sure to check them out on Amazon.com or Wal-Mart or any other favorite store you shop at; They come in different sizes and are very affordable, $19.99 and up and trust me, the simpler the crockpot the easier to use.
I don’t need whistles and bells and electronic shut off etc; though I have to admit it would be nice to have some fancy stuff, BUT… in my experience the cheap “old” fashioned ones last way longer and get the job done. I bought a nice 5qt about a year ago, has auto shutoff, auto warm and some other features, was really nice the first 6 month and it hasn’t worked the last six month . So, back to our old faithful one that has been running for 8+ years now; see bigger isn’t always better.
If you are new to Crockpot cooking, it’s really simple; you can cook just about anything in your crockpot, from Breakfast to lunch and dinner and even Pizza and dessert, anything is possible. Don’t be scared, just give it a try and before you know it, you will be in love with your new found love.
The cool little appliance that will do all the work and you will get all the glory even after you spend hours goofing off, but no one would have know by looking at the home cooked meal on the table .
Well, I lectured enough today, lol… on to our Crockpot meal for the week. I had littlery no time this morning to fix anything, I barely got my hair done ( wait, did I fix my hair?? oh well, curly hair is always a mess… who knows..lol), kids ready and out the door, but I took 2 minutes to toss the dinner into the crockpot and when I got home at 5PM I had a nice warm supper waiting for me…
We had Simple Spare Ribs with Rice and Veggies…. perfect if you like Ribs; this is what you will need:
- Favorite BBQ Sauce
This is how to make it:
Toss everything into your crockpot, add spices if you like, fill the BBQ Sauce Bottle about 1/2 water and shake the rest of the sauce out onto the ribs, close lid and let cook on low for 8+ hrs. or on high for 4-6hrs.
I used some Aluminum strips that I folded up as holders for my Ribs, so they wouldn’t sit in grease, some are very greasy other’s aren’t; well last time I made this I had a bunch of grease so I decided to create a little “holder”; which worked great, but this time I had no grease at all..lol.. sooo be darned if you do and darned it you don’t..lol..
Oh, this is what it looked like, so simple.. but sooooo yummy….