It was supposed to rain all day Saturday. But it didn’t. The weather man was WRONG. Wrong, wrong, wrong. I was able to get an hour or so of sun and we ate lunch outside at the club. And then we had a cookout – just the two of us. Big Guy got the hankering for ribs on Friday – so he picked some up at The Meat House in Raleigh and gave them a good rub down with a dry rub he had picked up, too. He threw those suckers on the smoker and he worked his magic. They later got a nice steam on BQ along with a slathering of sweet, finger-licking good sauce. Ribs are one of my favorite foods. Watch out – things get a little messy.
As an appetizer, I made a hot corn dip I’ve been drooling over for months. Literally, months. Hot + Cheesy Caramelized Corn Dip. I halved the recipe since it was just the two of us (we did not need to eat 8 plus servings – though we probably could have). Big Guy ended up cooking the bacon on the grill so I added a small pat of butter to a hot skillet before cooking the corn (from our garden!). The only other changes I made were that I used fat-free Greek yogurt (because that’s what I had) and I used mozzarella instead of cheddar (because once again, I had mozzarella in the fridge). I could not wait to dip into this
Big Guy did not want to wait for me to take a picture. Served with gluten-free bagel chips and tostadas broken into pieces for dipping.
Thank goodness there was an hour or so between the appetizer and the ribs – I had a few more dips than necessary. Actually, it was very necessary.
The ribs were totally worth the wait! Finger-licking-good!!! Served with a salad so that I’d feel semi-healthy.
Such a summer meal. Thank goodness the weather man was wrong.