Wednesday, June 1, 2011

the goose loves ribs

A few weeks ago, Billy was watching Anne Burell's cooking show on the Food Network when she was making ribs. She said something like "If your meat is too thick, you need to pound it" or something, and Billy thought that was unforgettably hilarious, for not-so-clean reasons. So since he has been unable to get the idea of ribs out of his head we decided to make them for Memorial Day.We picked up a half rack of ribs at New Seasons - a little over 1lb. Billy found a tasty recipe online, which he altered only slightly. It included a dry rub, which you leave on the meat for as many hours as possible (like 8), then baking the ribs in a foil packet filled with a brining-type liquid. Once baked, the liquid is reduced to a syrupy consistency and spread on the ribs, which are then broiled for less than 10 minutes. The result? A sticky-sweet-slightly-spicy crust on deliciously soft and moist ribs. YUM.
In less-adventurous culinary style, I whipped up some parmesan polenta (super easy) and tried a new recipe called "Breaded Brussel Sprouts." It sounds like you heat a vat of oil and deep fry the normally-healthy vegetable, but you actually just clean the sprouts, boil them for 5 minutes, sprinkle some parmesan and breadcrumbs over them, coat them in a little melted butter, and broil for 5 minutes. Easy. And tasty! Next time I'll cut the sprouts in half before broiling, but otherwise delicious.

While we enjoyed our delicious dinner and tried to keep the dog away from our delicious dinner, we watched The Social Network. Best movie ever? Not so much. Should it have beat out The King's Speech for best movie or whatever? Not at all. Not even close. Averagely decent entertainment for our low-key Sunday night? Yeah, I'd say so.

Honestly, though, if you want a good show, though, you need to get your butt to Bridesmaids. BEST. MOVIE. EVER. High-larious, as Carolyn would supposedly say. Billy and I saw it with Jackie and WOW. That movie kicks butt. If you'd rather laugh throughout a movie than just sit there and watch it, go see Bridesmaids. But more on that later.

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