Monday, July 5, 2010

Recipe for a Happy 4th of July - Baby Back Ribs, Pita Bread & Hummus

For 4th of July this year we decided to cook baby back ribs.  I never get tired of ribs, especially these ribs.  They are SO easy to make it's crazy. Thanks to Alton Brown for the recipe (and showing us how easy it was on his show many years ago). Link to recipe is below.  Along with the ribs I decided to make Pita Bread with some store bought hummus. This is only my second time making Pita bread and both times it's turned out fabulous. I need to do it more often! I used my bread machine to make the dough, then baked in the oven. Again, so easy, nothing to it really. Oh, and the sauce that you end up making by simmering the braising liquid of the ribs - try a little on some corn on the cob. yummy!  Happy Birthday USA.

Link to Alton Brown rib recipe


Pita bread dough right before going into the oven

Fritz watching us get the ribs ready in the kitchen. He doesn't like to sit on the tile, so he curls up like this with his arms tucked under himself on the door mat, as close as he can get to us WITHOUT being on the tile.  Silly dog.  One of the reasons he's the best.