Tuesday, February 10, 2009

a delicious birthday

My mama's birthday was Monday {happy birthday}. And what a wonderful mom too, I might add since she accompanied me to my hair appointment and chatted with me as my ugly roots vanished and my blonde highlights returned. So actually we had two great celebrations that day.

Since my dad's retirement a few years ago he has traded in his blackberry for some baby back rib cooking and we are ever so grateful for this change. There have been many times where boy and I are at our own house and stop and discuss the deliciousness of these ribs and dream about our next visit with them because what's so magical about these ribs is that they get more delicious each time. They're just that good. So, in honor of mama's birthday dad felt some ribs where the only appropriate way to celebrate such an occasion.

Gotta rub those suckers down.

Yes, my dad still sports his WWJD? bracelet. Oh how we love him!

He's got those things timed to a "T" better than a surgeon operating. After basking in the glow of some BBQ sauce they are ready to be devoured.

And what BBQ meal would be complete without some baked beans. I have to be honest with y'all and say that I truly hate canned baked beans. They don't cut it. So, I'd been searching for a good recipe to try and I think I found one. They were delicious. It's from Paula Deen so you know this recipe means business.

4 (16 oz.) canned baked beans
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple drained
1 cup molasses
1 cup plain BBQ sauce
2 TBS regular mustard
5 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon
1 (6 oz.) can crushed Fried Onions
some salt and pepper

Preheat to 350. Mix all the ingredients together, but only use 2 oz. of the fried onions. Pour into a 13x9 baking dish, sprinkle remaining onions on top and bake for 1 hour.

I didn't say they were healthy, but they are good.

And that wraps up the birthday {and hair highlight} extravaganza.

Love you mom!


Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Those ribs & beans look amazing! The pictures made my mouth water :)

Whitney said...

Happy Bday mom!

Niki said...

Those ribs look so good! MMM...

Natalie said...

happy birthday mom!!!

Heather said...

YUM! I want a picture of the highlights, too!!! There is no better feeling than walking out of the salon a little brighter and blonder!

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday to mom

Beans and Rib oh my!

Megan said...

Happy belated birthday to your mom!

Those ribs look fab-u-lous!

And where's the hair picture? Hmmm?