Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans

Dinner Tonight: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans

Had a light Breakfast to start the day. I had a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin
topped with Smucker's Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Along with the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I ran Mom to Kroger and on the way home had to stop by the bank and update our credit cards and change the passwords. Back home gave Mom a hand with a couple of loads of laundry. Then did some cleaning of the house. This morning I put our dinner in the Crock Pot. Tonight it's Mom's favorite Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans.

Mom's favorite meal is my Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs and she's been wanting some Ribs. So what Mom wants Mom gets! So Ribs it is for dinner tonight. So I picked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. And these were some Pork Back Ribs, 4 1/2 lbs. worth! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Black Pepper and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge.

Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and
sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. I would like to thank who ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Croick Pot.

For side dishes I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product
info and instructions at the end of the post. Then I heated up a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. For dessert a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole

Product Description

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation Instructions

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g

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