Labor Day Weekend!

It’s Labor Day Weekend and I have been in the Kitchen all weekend 🙂  Strange, but it is complete therapy for me.  This weekend on the menu is baby back ribs, broccoli salad and bacon wrapped asparagus on Saturday.  Sunday is burgers on the grill.  Monday will be hot dogs and any leftovers!
broccoli salad 2 ribs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make the ribs, I took a small rack, washed then rubbed with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.  Then put in crock pot and cooked on low for about 3-4 hours.  I then put them on the grill to crisp up.  I basted them with a homemade BBQ sauce made of tomato sauce, tomato paste, worchestshire sauce, liquid smoke, diced onion, grated garlic, and yellow mustard – Yum!!

For the broccoli salad I took about 4 cups of chopped broccoli and steamed for 3-4 minutes until sligh tly softened and bright green.  I immediately put into a bowl of ice water to stop cooking and cool down.  Drain and let dry.  In another bowl I mixed 3/4C mayo, 1/4 sour cream, 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar and 1/2 packet Truvia sweetener.  Pour dressing over broccoli and gently toss.  Then stir in 1/2C shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 6 pieces of bacon that were cooked crisp and chopped, and 1/4C roasted sunflower seeds.  Toss all together and serve!

What are you chewing this holiday weekend??

Here’s my burger!

burger

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