Monday, 12 August 2013

What's for Dinner? Pork ribs, stuffed potatoes and corn on the cob

When I'm at home with the girls, they keep me pretty busy.  I always find the best time to prep dinner is in the morning right after we have breakfast.  This is the time where they are the most independent of me.  The 2 older girls will play with eachother (since they just got up, they're not grumpy and play well together, so they don't need a referee), and baby c will go in the exersaucer and entertain herself.

 I really like using the oven to make dinner, because I prep the food in the morning, put it back into the fridge, and when it's time, take it out and throw it into the oven.  My afternoons are usually crazy.  Madi is usually grumpy after lunch because she needs a nap, but since she's 3 she is kinda on the fence about needing a nap.  I would have to say she naps about 4 times a week.  The days she naps she doesn't sleep until after 11, and the days she has no nap, she's asleep by 8:30 (but she's grumpy all afternoon).  I guess we will have to wait and see what happens when September comes around when she starts preschool. 

Pork Ribs
  • Ribs
  • BBQ sauce
  • Brown Sugar

  1. Cut ribs into 3-4 ribs per portion
  2. Boil a pot of water, and place ribs in boiling water.  Boil for about 15 minutes.  This will cut the baking time in half
  3. Take out and place in a large bowl and pour BBQ sauce over.  Cover and place and fridge until ready to bake.

4. Preheat oven to 400 F, Place ribs in a glass baking pan (I like the glass pans because they are so easy to wash- I just throw them into the dishwasher)
5. Cover with aluminum foil.  Bake for 30 mins. Take out and remove foil and place back into over and bake for another 15 mins.
6. Take out and sprinkle brown sugar over the ribs and bake for another 15 mins. (this will give it a nice glaze, and give it a nice brown color)
Stuffed potatoes
  • potatoes
  • cheese
  • milk
  • butter
  • salt
  • mushrooms (or broccoli)
  1. Wash potatoes well
  2. place in baking sheet and cover with tin foil (or you can wrap each potato separately)

3. bake in oven with the ribs for 1 hour
4. Take our and check if the potatoes are soft.  Cut in half and scoop out the potatoes and put into another bowl
5. place the potato skins back into the oven

6. mash the potatoes and add butter, milk and salt (just as you were making mashed potatoes.  Now add shredded cheese

7. take out potato skins and fill them with the filling.  Sprinkle more cheese on the top

8. put back into oven and broil for about 5 mins. 

 The girls plate:

Josh's Plate:

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