|Setting up the BBQ at 4:30ish...yes, already dark outside...|
Surely now you must be wondering why on earth we would take it easy on Christmas morning with a lighter breakfast. (By lighter I mean not much food. I am sure those cinnamon rolls were anything but light!) We have decided to BBQ for dinner! BBQ in the snow! We picked up these gorgeous looking steaks and some ribs!! Who wouldn't want to save room for that?? Of course BBQing in the winter here requires keeping the BBQ area clear of snow so you can get to the BBQ! Lucky for us we did that the other day!
|Three thick rib steaks....drool.....|
The day before you plan to cook your ribs, prepare the rub. In a bowl combine:
- 6 tbsp light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp chilli powder (sometimes I use paprika instead)
- 1 tbsp of any mixture of spices (this is where you can really alter the mixture to suit your taste):
- for example:
- ½ tsp cayenne
- ½ tsp old bay
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- (as long as you combine 3 tsp of spices, you will get the last 1 in your ratio)
|Remove the skin from the back of the ribs.|
Coat the ribs with the rub all over making sure to rub all of the tasty goodness into the meat.
Wrap the ribs in tin foil and let them chill in their own tastiness until ready to cook.
The next day:
Preheat the oven to a low temp such as 275F. Keep the ribs in their foil packets but open up one end and pour about 1/4 cup of liquid in. I like to use beer but oj, wine, stock, or even water can be used. Roll the end of the foil back up.
|So maybe I used a little more than 1/4 cup...|
|And some for the cook!|
Remove the ribs from the oven and let them rest.
Slather the ribs with your favourite BBQ sauce and heat up the BBQ! (Sweet!)
|Look at all that BBQ goodness!|
Our first sign that things were not going as planned was when the propane tank turned out to be empty! Enough gas to light the grill but not enough to keep it going! D'oh! Lucky for us the neighbours left their gate unlocked....also lucky for us these neighbours are good friends of ours and we do borrow things from each other when needed. Hubby got the new propane tank hooked up and fired everything back up! That is until the cold took over! D'oh, again!
I even had to bring the veggies inside! I wrapped potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrotts in foil with some butter, salt and pepper and threw them on the grill...again the cold prevails and I moved them to the oven....SIGH.
The mushrooms were sauteed inside with butter and garlic!
Creamed spinach also cooked