Ribs

Last summer I received a 60-day Costco membership.  I had cancelled our membership close to 10 years ago because I just couldn’t see paying a store an annual fee for the privilege of giving them even more money.  Not to mention the fact that they just don’t have a lot of things I want to buy.  We just don’t need industrial-sized drums of the national-brand stuff they sell.  Besides… I read ingredient lists.

Once upon a time we would buy paper towels, toilet paper, laundry and dish soap there, but I found we could get just as good – if not better – prices at local grocery stores.  Without having to pay an annual fee.  The last time I was there, I literally walked every aisle and couldn’t find anything I wanted to buy.

Except some ribs.

It was actually my second trip to Costco for the ribs.  I really liked the first batch.

I bought three packages – which translated to six full racks.  Twelve dinners for two.  I cut them and repacked them with my handy-dandy FoodSaver.

Tonight I cooked up the last package.  And were they ever good!

I cut them all into ribs and liberally doused them with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ancho chili powder.  I placed them in a 250° oven for a little more than 2 hours.  Victor noted that with our oven, it’s like putting them in a smoker.  I think I need to clean it, again.

I then liberally doused them with Peach BBQ Sauce and onto the grill they went. (I love the word “liberal.”)

I also made a batch of little sister’s baked beans.  They totally rock.

The disappointment?!?  The artichokes.  Tough and woody.  I was especially bummed because I was going to make grilled corn with cumin butter and at the last minute changed my mind.  I didn’t even eat mine.  Victor dove into the heart and pronounced it edible but I just wasn’t interested at that point.

But it’s okay because I’m saving room (and calories) for Nectarine Upside-Down Cake a little later on.