my ribs were a success. i cooked them in the oven at 225 for 4.5 hours. then i made a sugar free bbq sauce and slathered them with that and cooked them for another 30 minutes. i wanted to get that crispy coating, so, then i tried broiling them for 8 minutes. i never quite got that crisp. perhaps need sugar to get that. but, they were delicious.
but, i didn't get to eat them til 10pm cuz i had a huge job to do. i wanted to make fauxtato salad too but didn't have the time or energy to do that. cuz of my big job......
we had a monster red leaf maple tree taken down yesterday. it's over the horses' corral and barn area. we didn't know when we built the barn that red leaf maples are poisonous to horses when the leaves come down in fall. so, i have had to take horses somewhere else for a couple months every year. so, got a guy to cut it down yesterday. oh my, a huge maple sure fills a corral. we had to clean it all up last night, cuz the horses had to come back in. so, my dh and i worked for about 2.5 hours cleaning up all the branches and logs. then i had to keep going because every leaf had to be removed. couldn't chance the horses getting any. so, i was raking and taking out wheelbarrows of leaves for another couple hours and then i had to finish the barn chores. all in all i was out there about 5 hours, working pretty hard. i'm a bit sore today. not too bad, except for my one ankle. but, i was sure done by the time i came in last night.
glad i won't have to do that again for awhile. although i'll still have to sort and organize the firewood, because we just threw that over the fence and now there's a mess outside the corral. we have so many trees you can't really even tell that this monster is gone.
| Pounds lost: 41.0