Friday, August 29, 2008

Rib Week!

Well, we didn't plan it this way, but it so happens this weekend will be Labor day (in the U.S.) And, there are a ton of sales going on, not to mention Daniel (and I) have Monday off. Well... we are ready to sit back, relax, and barbecue, for the last hurrah of the summer (as school has started for me and autumn is on its way and I could already use a breather).
One of the cheapest cuts you can get for the money is country style ribs. They come in pork or beef... I prefer pork, Daniel prefers beef. We find 1-2 lb packages for about $1.99/lb, and sometimes they are on sale for even less. I've learned to make many things out of these ribs and expanded my repertoire of budget friendly foods.
From The Daily Pork :

Country-style ribs are cut from the sirloin or rib end of the pork loin. The meatiest variety of ribs, country-style ribs are sold either as 'slabs' or in individual servings. These pork ribs are perfect for those who want to use a knife and fork.
Well said... they do contain a good bit of fat, which can be rendered off (a little) by boiling in water before grilling, and/or cooked slowly for nice, tender, juicy bites. I have experimented with them in many ways, from marinating them to brining them to slicing them up and using them in stir fry.

Keep a look out starting Monday the 1st of September for our ideas on Country Style Ribs...
They are great for family dinners and usually budget friendly.
We'll be doing some:
on the grill
a braise
a slow-cooker meal
skewers
and a stir-fry

Keep your eyes open for them and we'll see you next week!Stumble Upon Toolbar
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