March 16, 2012

i made a good dinner

I've been having a bit of a dry spell in the dinner department.
Nothing really sounds good.
I'm tired.
I don't feel like cooking.
We've been doing a lot of quick meals which is great, but tacos and spaghetti get old in a hurry.

But a few weeks ago I made a real good one....

Thai-Style Ribs with Thai Style Noodles.

My food pictures never turn out very well, but I had to share a couple to give you a visual.

The ribs are marinated overnight. You save about a cup of the marinade for dipping later.
They're actually from a slow cooker cookbook and are meant to be slow cooked, but I forgot to put them in the slow cooker and just cooked them in the oven instead. It turned out just fine.

The noodles were SOOO good! I ate them cold the next day.
You can find the recipe by clicking the picture below, but I did change it a bit.
Jack is really sensitive to hot things, so I didn't add the red pepper flakes. I served them with peanuts, shredded carrots, and cilantro...added some extra crunch that was super yummy!
Also they're supposed to be served cold, but we ate them hot...just as good.

Here's the recipe for the ribs...and definately eat them with the dipping sauce!!

Thai-Style Ribs

3 1/2 obs port baby back ribs, racks cut in half
1 can frozen orange-pineapple-apple juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
3/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. minced fresh cilantro
2 T. minced fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 tsp. sugar
Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs

-Place ribs in a large shallow dish or zip-lock freezer bag.
-Combine juice concentrate and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl. Reserve 3/4 cup mixture and refrigerate for dipping later. Pour remaining mixture over ribs, seal, and chill for 8 hours or overnight.
-Remove ribs from marinade, discard marinade. Cook ribs in slow cooker on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 hours.
-Microwave the reserved sauce for 1 1/2 minutes. Serve with ribs.
2-4 servings.

from the Southern Living Slow Cooker Cookbook


I'm linkin' up with Ms. Becky and then I'm off to the grocers and Target and the nursery (again!) to get stuff for dinners and birthday party and also my in-laws are coming today for a few days so ya....full plate here today.

Have a fantab weekend, girlies :)



Privet and Holly said...

I have been wanting
to try this style of
ribs in the crock pot,
so thank you for this,
Alicia ~ looks scrummy!

Good luck with all
that is on your plate.
Know you'll make all
your guests feel at
home : )

Happy Friday,
xx Suzanne

Blissful Blooms said...

I do love me some ribs!
I think I shall make some for breakfast!
Have a wonderFULL day getting ready for your guests!

Farmgirl Paints said...

and you linked to me! yay!! thanks friend. it looks so yummy. i need to try it. if you say it's has to be. thinking of you with the folks coming. praying a fun filled week and low stress for ya;)

Mary said...

i'll so have to try those noodles!
hope you have a great time with your fam. :)

Cailan said...

Way impressed, Lady! This looks very yummy indeed. : )

carissa at lowercase letters said...

oh mmm!!! my honey has been on a mission trip to thailand before and said there food is the best he has ever tasted in his life. i bet if i made these i'd score major points!!

Cottage Mommy said...

Yum! Last Friday I helped my sister make a Thai style dinner. She made the BEST peanut sauce and I made it again this week and did a noodle dish with it. I love Thai food but never think to make it...besides a bottle of premade curry on rice! Thanks for the dinner inspiration!

Barbara said...

Ooh this looks good I love ribs my Mom always make hers in the oven.

Have a great weekend!

Lora said...

Oh yum! Must be Thai food theme today on Feed My recipe is Thai Chicken pizza.

I think my husband would love these ribs -- I'm bookmarking the recipe!

Etheline said...

What a great looking recipe. My husband loves Thai, but Ive never had the cojones to try to it. Good for you!

Happy Weekend:)

Jaimie said...

Mmmm! I love Thai food and that looks so delicious!

Marissa said...


vromeeo said...

Yummy I can't wait to try these ribs they sound so good..I just put them in the crockpot for dinner tonight..thanks

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