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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Lazy Babies Get Cooked in Oven.....For More details, Tune into The 11 o'clock news......Yes, I am Kidding!

My great aunt Mimi really enjoyed nibbling on baby back ribs; it was always such a treat for her. Normally my aunt would always get her baby backs at a local restaurant or at someone’s home if invited and baby back ribs just happened to be on their menu. Making them herself was a different story all together, you see and I do say this lovingly; “My aunt was energetically challenged”! If it wasn’t really, really easy to do, make, prepare etc…. then she wasn’t doing it. When any type of recipe was extremely labor intensive to make she would rely on my grandmother (her sister) to make it. Which in itself was fine because my grandmother always enjoyed cooking for the family plus she was and still is the complete opposite of my aunt, my grandmother is loaded with energy. To this day at age 88 she can walk faster than most of us that are much younger than her and still spends all day in the kitchen cooking. So whenever a recipe came along that listed very few ingredients and required very little preparation time, you would actually get to see my aunt make a mad dash for the kitchen.

Lazy Babies (baby back ribs with and oriental twist)

2-4 pounds baby back ribs
1 cup of honey (any)
1 jar hoisin sauce
8 cloves garlic

Chop garlic or press garlic. Place ribs in roaster pan. Pour hoisin sauce and honey over ribs, dot with garlic. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour

15 comments:

Vickie said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed looking at your pictures and will try some of your recipes! It is really a great site.
Vickie

Pam said...

Wow! These look good and really simple.

Patricia said...

My dad would go crazy for these, Julie!
And your aunt must be so adorable!

Carla said...

Mmmm ribs! :)

The pumpkin oatmeal is great for when you have a craving for pumpkin pie. I usually eat it as a snack rather than breakfast.

Julie said...

Thanks Carla, that's a great idea for a healthier snack.

Julie said...

Thanks Patricia, my aunt was the best, she past away about seven years ago. But she left all of us with so many great memories that keep her with us every day.

Julie said...

Thanks Pam, they are extremely easy to make.

Julie said...

Thanks Pam, they are extremely easy to make.

Julie said...

You are very welcome Vickie, I really enjoyed your blog. Thank you for visiting Noshtalgia, I am glad you enjoyed your visit.

Jade said...

This look really good and so easy - I might have to give them a try pretty soon. Always looking for fresh and easy recipes for during the week...

Julie said...

Thanks Jade, enjoy.

Chris said...

These look Scrumdelicious! I have never had Hoisin sauce...sounds yummy!

Julie said...

Chris, the hoisin is less sweet than any of our BBQ sauces and extremely concentrated in flavor.

Butta Buns said...

Oh yum! I get sad that ribs are only mentioned during the summertime and love that you showcased them in the fall. Warm or cold, gimme some lazy babies any time of the year.

Julie said...

I agree Butta Buns, nothing like a Lazy Baby.