What a nice day this has been. Some of you may remember my penchant for smoked ribs. Sprinkled with the secret F&P Butt Rub, then slowly smoked for 6 hours till the meat literally falls off the bone. Well that's that we had tonight. Along with some home made potato salad, and Princess tomato salad .
BUT let me start at the beginning. The other day we had a few too many cucumbers (can you imagine that???) so i decided to try out a julienne duke and carrot salad. To make the juliennes i pulled out my hardly ever used Mandolin. For those of you who have never played with an all stainless steel french mandolin, you are missing a finger slicing experience. And the finger slices can be nice and thin, julienned, or even waffle cut. BUT you can't beat it for nice uniformed cuts that really make a nice presentation (minus the blood of course.)
The real danger comes when you go to wash it. I've started using a brush to avoid my fingers getting too near those very sharp edges (shiver just went through me).
OK, enough said about the Mandolin (and you thought there would be some nice Italian strumming in the background).
Since the Mandolin was out i decided to make the Potato salad in slices instead of the usual cubes. After a short boil, slice, dressing mix, and combine it was ready to chill.
To finish off, some boiled eggs and smoked Paprika.
Next it was rib time. Right after coffee this morning the ribs got washed and sprinkled with the "Secret F&P Butt Rub". Back into the fridge for a few hours and then into the smoker for 6 hours. I couldn't find my usual hickory chips so this time i used apple wood chips (only thing they had).
And there they are, from start to finish. And that is just what we did,,,,, finish them. I would put up the recipe for the potato salad dressing but this was a new one that was a combination of a few and I'm still not satisfied with it yet. When i am, you'll get it. Why a new one????? Cause i've lost my old one in our de-cluttering maneuvers.
So that was Fathers Day here at the Frog & Penguinn. Oh did i mention that we also had blueberry pancakes and bacon this morning. Then i took a hammock ride, finished cleaning the barn, and read a little. All in all it has been a really nice day. I hope all of you had a nice day also. HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL.