Happy Fathers Day to ALL the Dads out there! To those Dads who cook…and those who just show up to eat. Either way they deserve a party on their special day.
And speaking of parties…when we visit our son Nick and his family there is often a party on tap. I love to sit back and watch Nick as he prepares food for the gatherings they host. This time he chose ribs and chicken as the main event. And since other family members were bringing all the side dishes and the dessert I was banned from cooking that day! So I decided to take take off my apron and pick up my camera…and I took photos of all the prep work to share with all of you.
Nick started with chicken. LOTS of chicken! His girls love it…and it’s an inexpensive way to feed a crowd.
The ribs were brushed with a liquid concoction Nick created on the fly. He used the leftover dry rub, the drippings from the foil wrapped ribs, a generous amount of cumin, some red wine vinegar, some brown and some white sugar…and I have no clue what else! (Nick uses the “dump and taste” method of cooking just like I do…and I LOVE watching him be creative in the kitchen.)
And daughter “Lolo” was quick to offer to baste those ribs…so another generation of cooks in the making. (Be still my heart!)
Like they used to say in small town newspapers…
“A good time was had by all!”
And a DELICIOUS time as well…thanks to all those fine cooks. And I had fun with my camera too!