Steve made ribs, I made Mackers and Cheese, BBQ rolls and grilled corn on the cob, while Hoover and Conchi provided salad, drinks and hosted their home for us to make a mess in.
We put Hoover in charge of finishing Steve's ribs on the grill and it seems that sometime between the time when the two racks of ribs were set on the grill and they came back inside about a half a rack went missing. When Hoover and the platter of finished ribs came inside everyone immediately noticed that the platter was looking a little short. We all asked Hoover what the hell happened and he sheepishly denied our accusations. We shrugged it off and dug on in.
After our divine comfort food dinner we said good bye to Hoover and Conchi and headed on out. Outside, I noticed the trash can was fairly close to the grill and I couldn't help myself, I had to lift the lid and peek inside. Our suspicions were confirmed. Seven or eight completely picked clean rib bones laid on the bottom of the trash can.
Next time we either need to bring another rack of ribs or hire a new grill man.
Step by Step instructions for tasty ribs: Rince ribs. Peel off white membrane along the backside (see pictures below for more detail). Place rack on heavy duty foil, season well with BBQ rub (get my recipe here, it makes enough rub for one rack), begin to fold foil up, pour in 1/4 cup of white wine for moisture, seal up foil and then double wrap it with a second piece of foil. Bake at 300 for two hours. This is optional, but if the weather is nice we take the ribs out after an hour and half and finish them off on the grill for wonderful char flavor. Five minutes on each side over high heat does the trick. Separate the ribs into manageable portions, slather in BBQ sauce and serve!
The corn was removed from the husks, rinced and individually wrapped in tinfoil with a tablespoon of butter and a pinch of sea salt per ear. Grill or bake at 350 for 10 minutes. For extra flavor, after they are done cooking, grill for for anywhere from a minute and a half to 3 minutes (depending on desired char) over high heat turning frequently.
Get the BBQ rolls recipe here. Get the Mackers and Cheese recipe here.