Thursday, August 30, 2012

Crock Pot Ribs

I have been pretty lonely this week.  It's amazing how quiet {and clean} a house can become when all the other people are gone.  Oh, and when you're not forced to watch Nick, Nick Jr or Disney all day...there is absolutely nothing on TV either.

le sigh

The boys are adjusting well to school.  They even rode the bus home yesterday! {a milestone quickly overturned, then stepped on}  They decided this morning, they did not want to ride the bus anymore.

So, not only am I trekking to 2 different schools in the morning for drop-off, I'm adventuring to both schools for pick-up as well.  Drop off goes without a hitch, for the most part.  Pick-up in another story.  The middle school line is so confusing. Okay, maybe it's only confusing to me. I'm hoping to make it through this afternoon without a hitch.  I'll let y'all know how it goes.

Wow!  I almost forgot the most important milestone of the week!  Riley walked into the school alone.  WAH!  He let the 'helper' open the door, he got out and Mama drove off.  Alone.  Without him. He walked in to the school. Alone. Without Mama. I will not cry. I will not cry.

Okay, enough of that! On to the recipe of the day.  I had some ribs in the freezer and I wanted to have them in the crock pot.  I have made ribs in the crock pot before and we loved them, so why not try again.

Crock Pot Ribs


5# Country Style Pork Ribs
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon season-all
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons celery salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
brown sugar
1 bottle barbecue sauce (I used Kraft Original)
onion, diced


Mix the seasonings together and place in gallon baggie. Place ribs in bag, one at a time, and shake.   
Place ribs in crock pot
Cover with barbecue sauce and onion
Sprinkle brown sugar over the top until coated
Cook low and slow for about 7 hours

I know, I know, I will get slammed by all the barbecue aficionados out there for shaking my ribs and not rubbing them.  But, y'all should know by now, I'm a bit of a rebel. 

It turned my hungry bunch into a very happy family.  Even hubby, and I quote: "You have outdone yourself this time".  
My head has just now returned to original size.

Sharing with these wonderful parties: Weekend PotluckFoodie FridayFull Plate Thursday,Marvelous Mondays,This Week's Cravings,


  1. Hi Dana,
    Those Ribs look like they are just falling off the bone and melt in your mouth delicious. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Helen, Thanks so much for hosting such a wonderful party! These ribs were falling off the bone, too good for words. :)

  2. I saw your ribs on Marvelous Mondays, they look fab, love your blog. following you now as well!

  3. The ribs look mouth-meltingly delicious! Gorgeous photo! Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck. Please come again soon.

  4. The Crockpot did a great job on the meat but cooked all the spice out. Worth retrying though.