Sunday, May 14, 2017

Friday Friend Recipe #136 -- Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

Come with me as I continue to countdown my Friday Friend Cookbook!

What is it, you may ask?

In a nutshell...
About 17 years ago, 50 of my closest friends and family, who had been on an e-mail forum with me, sent in recipes in different categories and we compiled a cookbook.
I decided to count those down!

Because  one night I was looking thru the cookbook and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog"
The Handyman--who thinks he knows me better than I know myself, said,  "you'll never EVER do that."
Well,  maybe I will!  Maybe I'll show him!

Which brings me to recipe #136  Darleen's Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

Easy, tangy and good!  I love to be able to put things in a crockpot in the morning and come home to a meal all ready.

Sweet and Sour Ribs
Darleen Evans
Kennewick, WA

Boneless, country style pork ribs
1 bottle of BBQ sauce, your choice
1 small can of frozen lemonade

Thaw lemonade & mix with bbq sauce.  Pour over ribs in crockpot.  Cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-5 hours.
Serve over rice.

If Auntie Darleen had a nickname, it would be Darleen the illusive! Finding a photo of her is hard.  I don't think she likes her picture taken much.
This is Darleen's 4th appearance in the Friday Friend Cookbook Countdown, you can see them all here--just click.

Perhaps Auntie Darleen doesn't like her picture taken, because she is so old!  She is over 21 you know---her life is over!
At least  that's how I understand it.  It's a family known fact, that when Darleen turned 21, she was very depressed and cried, because she thought the best part of her life was behind her.
I do believe tho, she's had some very good times since then.  She hadn't even met the love of her live yet...
Her nephew, the Handyman, had a similar meltdown when he approached his 25th birthday-- the term QUARTER OF A CENTURY, kept him awake at night.

My husband and my favorite Aunt-in-Law,
Were kind of silly.
(There is only 3 years between the two of them)
I haven't been bothered by a birthday yet...and as far as I know, these 2-- 21 and 25-- have been the most traumatic for them both, so far.
40 and 45 years ago....

That's my Darleen story!
Old, not so old!

AND---I have some great news!  I was looking thru the FF cookbook as I often do and I noticed that there are a couple of double recipes. Same exact recipe turned in by the same person, accidentally put in 2 different categories.  I found 4. So I am closer to being done than I thought.

This was recipe #136 out of 298
minus the 4 doubles makes that 294.
So I now have 158 to go!!


bermudaonion said...

My family would love these!

Unknown said...

Do you lay your ribs flat in the crock pot? I had tried one recipe where they said to stand it up but the dang sauce just ran off of it. That was not cool at all. I usually make our dry rub, baby back ribs slow and low in the oven - 350° for the first hour and a half; then I take out the two pans (3 racks) and cover them w/foil, switch places, and turn the oven down to 300° for another hour and a half. Our ribs are so tender that when I use the kitchen shears to cut them apart, the bones come out.

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