Friday, February 20, 2009

cooking for a plain housewife

Now that i'm a full pledge housewife, i make sure that i am fit to be called a good housewife, and by that, i'm into cooking right now. Took all the recipe books from the book shelf in which my husband bought before i came here. Every dinner, i make sure i set the table with good and nutritious food for my husband. I found few favorites that we like, and i want to share some with you, hope you like it too. I copied these recipes from chinese recipe book and the other is from the internet, i forgot the name of the site alreday. So here it is:

Maple Glazed Ribs


3 lbs. baby back pork ribs

3/4 c. maple syrup

2 tbsp. packed brown sugar

2 tbsp. ketchup

1 tbsp. cider vinegar

1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. mustard powder


Place ribs in large pot, simmer with water for 1 hour or until meat is tender. Drain and transfer to a bowl.

In a small saucepan, mix all ingredients and bring to a low boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Let it cool for a bit then pour over to the ribs and marinate in the fridge for 2 hours.

Remove ribs from marinade. Prepare grill for cooking, grill the ribs in indirect heat. Transfer the marinade to a saucepan and boil for several minutes or until slightly thicken.

Lifhtly oil grate. Cook for 20 minutes, basting with boiled marinade frequently until nicely glazed.

* i did alittle adjustments. for me its too sweet so i lower alittle bit of maple syrup, then i boiled the meat with water and i put a boullion cube of pork or beef, just to add extra taste of the meat, boil for an hour then, together with the sauce i baked them at 300F for an hour and a half, or just enought that the meat is tender but not falling off the bone, with this it makes the meat so tasty with the sauce and then grill for 10 to 15 minutes with indirect heat and brushing more sauce while grilling. The taste is really good. You will love it for sure....just so thankful to the person who post this recipe, i forgot the site already, so i dont have the chance to comment on this yummy recipe.

I love salad, so i wanted to share to you one of my favorite. The spinach salad.

1 lb. fresh spinach, torn in pices
4 boiled eggs, sliced
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 lb. fresh mushroom

1 c. salad oil/ vegetable oil/ olive oil
1/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. ketchup
1/4 c. vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1 medium onion

Mix dressing ingredients and refrigerate. Combine salad ingredients, saving a few eggs and mushrooms slices to arrange on top. For a wilted salad, pour dressing on and toss before serving. For a crisp salad, leave dressing off and pass for individual serving. Makes 8 servings.

Bon appetit!


Anonymous said...

wow i will try it. Thanks

Dina said...

thanks for trying, hope you enjoy it!