How's that for a blog post title?
Before I get to the yummy recipe I intended to share with you all today, I need to ask a favor for a few prayer requests. I know many of my blogging buddies are the BEST PRAYER WARRIORS EVER!!!
Yesterday was a VERY difficult day for our oldest daughter Elie. As most of you know, she is a high school teacher and coach. A young lady attending her school lost her life yesterday, the circumstances are unknown, and we will respect the privacy of her family. God knows and that is all that matters.
While I was on the phone with Elie discussing the events of the day, her dad saw on the news that a student at the high school she taught at the previous two years had been hit by a car crossing the highway in front of the school. I relayed the news to her and she then made some phone calls. It was in deed one of her former students. Isaiah lost his life this morning.
Two young lives in less than 24 hours. Brings this momma to tears.
This is a week where I am reminded of how precious life is, and to not take a minute for granted.
This leads to my final prayer request. Many of you will remember my "cancer scare" from last fall. My scans in May were clear, Praise God!! My yearly routine mammogram is tomorrow morning at 9 AM. I would ask that you pray for peace of mind, and for clear scans.
I know God is fully in control and will be with me not matter what! Matthew 28:20.
Also a reminder to my lady friends, and to my male friends as well (you all have mommas, sisters, wives, etc)...GET THOSE GIRLS CHECKED!
Okay, now on a lighter note...another yummy Pinterest inspired crockpot dinner.
Crock Pot Ribs
Ribs (pork or beef) we used Pork
2 cups bbq sauce + extra to brush
1 cup ketchup
3 TBS apple cider vinegar (you can substitute white vinegar)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp Worcestershire
dash of hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Start by putting your ribs in a single layer on a baking sheet. Salt and Pepper to taste. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes, then turn them over and bake another 15 minutes. This process with render the extra juice from the meat so the ribs do not BOIL in the crock pot. In a medium sized bowl, combine bbq sauce, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire, and hot sauce. Mix well. Place browned ribs in the crock pot. Pour your sauce over the ribs, and cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours. After the ribs are ready, brush them with remaining bbq sauce. Broil in your oven until bbq sauce gets carmelized! Fall off the bone tender!!
Okay, I can attest to the fall off the bone tender because we omitted the last step of broiling them as they were melt in your mouth falling off the bone tender coming out of the crockpot!!
We served it with tater tots, but baked beans, corn on the cob, coleslaw would all be great to accompany this dish.
Thanks friends and I hope you enjoy!!