Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Little Foodies America - Happy Independence Day

Our July 4th 2007 Menu

Rack of Ribs oven roasted with homemade bbq sauce
served with
Homemade Coleslaw, Buttery Corn on the Cob and Anya Potatoes, boiled in their skins.

Raspberries, Blueberries and Vanilla Ice Cream...

I did think of making a key lime pie or a pecan pie. I love the name pecan pie it always reminds me of the film When Harry Met Sally when they start talking in silly voices peeecan pyyyyyy.... So I guess I have to make this before we move on to another country.

Hubby, Little and Small are loving all of this meat but I'm feeling a little over indulged in the meat department. Our next country is going to need careful consideration, I want lean and fresh. For a start my cousin is getting married in France in just over a month, we'll be there and then we're heading off down to Spain for a few weeks so I am rather desperate to be feeling a little slimmer. Note, I didn't say to actually be slimmer, just to feel it!

Little Foodies Homemade BBQ Sauce (I hadn't realised the time. I'll post the recipe later as off for a drink in my favourite country pub.)

6.20pm 5 July 07 - Where was I... yes the BBQ Sauce we made this time included...
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon english mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon runny honey
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
2 cloves of garlic crushed or crushed with a knife and a sprinkle of salt to make a paste
4 tablespoons tomato ketchup or 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
Mix all together in a medium size bowl and then pour over your chosen food ready to cook.
If you're going to be using this to marinade and cook with don't bother cooking it. However, if you want it as a dipping sauce you need to put it in a pan and cook on a medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes. Until it changes colour to a deeper red/brown colour.

I like to play with bbq sauce. I've made it with just sugar, mustard, tomato puree and vinegar and I've made it with an even longer list of ingredients to what you see above... The one above was very nice smothered over the ribs but I realise it's a lot of ingredients.

Happy July 4th - Happy Independence Day!


Steph said...

What a yummy blog ! I saved it to my favorites !

Asha said...

Happy 4th and thanks you!:))
Ribs looks fabulous.I made Pulled Chicken in BBQ sauce today ,check it out.Have fun Amanda.

Kelly-Jane said...

Happy 4th of July!

Your menu sounds yummy, my hubby would be so happy with ribs too!

We have been invited to a wedding in September, and I'm thinking dear heavens I need to loose a little podge! Well maybe a lot of podge, but I'll just focus on a little for now.


Cynthia said...

Oh baby :) Fantastic spread. Enjoy!

Nora B. said...

Amanda, what a grand meal! Fantastic effort. You deserve a drink or two at the pub ;-) I am looking forward to seeing your peeecan pyyyyyy...

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Steph, Thank you very much. Do you have a blog? If so leave the url and I can come and visit yours.

Hi Asha, Thank you. Now I found out recently what pulled pork is but need to get over to yours to see what pulled chicken is.

Hi Kelly Jane, Thank you. Should we do it together?

Hi Cynthia, Thank you, we had great fun.

Hi Nora, Thank you so much. I drove so only had one glass of wine. I'm looking forward to the pecan pie too - Might just have to watch 'When Harry Met Sally' again too.

Thank you for your comments.
Amanda x

Jann said...

This is truly an American feast~your photos are beautiful. I have not had ribs in awhile and my taste buds are in high gear now! Enjoy your vacation in France~lucky you!!Thanks for visiting my sight, always good to read yours,too. I will be away for a month,doing the Great Wall and tibet thingie~as one of the others has posted, I can do a post on bbq YAK~ how funny. Hey, maybe......??

Joanna said...

Looks good, Amanda ... thanks for the inspiration this week!


Pat said...

Ohhhhh Amanda you are making me a bit homesick. What yummy meals you have been cooking lately!!!! Definately go for the pecan pie!!! Very yummy!!!

Roz said...

Amanda Hi, gosh I've been away for too long, your blog has become even more amazing.... just looking at the photos alone is making my tummy rumble! And the photography is beautiful.

Remember you know where to come for Nigerian recipes. Nigeria does have a mixture of recipes where the origins come from the surrounding countries, so I'm sure that when you get round to doing some West African dishes, they will be familiar to quite a few!

The Cooking Ninja said...

I love BBQ ribs ... think I will try your recipe out when summer finally arrives in Nantes, France. We have been having rainy weather for weeks.:(

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Fabulous! Thanks for the tribute to July 4th.

And so what did the Yankees in King Arthur's Court eat yesterday? Well, due to a very busy schedule, it was that all-American export - McDonald's...heaven help me!

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Wow Jann, that sounds fantastic. Have a wonderful trip. Look forward to reading all about it.

Joanna, hope you're having a good regatta week - this weather is surely not helping!

Pat, I'm definitely on it! Definitely going to watch When Harry Met Sally too. Hubby is in agreement and may even watch it with me again.

Roz, Hi, hope the business is going well.

Cooking Ninja, We're having it too! We're living in a world gone crazy.

Caffienated Cowgirl, Hahahaha! Happens to us all. I thought it never would but find myself drawn there (a tiny bit) since I started blogging! How weird is that?!

Thanks for your comments.
Amanda x

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

While the ribs look wonderful Amanda, I'm eyeing the berries and cream!
Lucky you, enjoy France and Spain! Glorious!!

Cottage Smallholder said...

This is an amazing post. Fabulous photographs and a recipe for rib sauce. Just reading the ingredients makes my mouth water.

Thank you. We've been looking for a good recipe for ages.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi Tanna, thank you. It's a month away but I'm not counting down the days.

Hi Fiona, thank you. It's good and it's not as sweet as bought ones which I think is a bonus.

Thank you for your comments.

KJ said...

The ribs look delicious. If you are looking for a lean and fresh cuisine - how about Japanese - if you haven't done it already.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hi KJ, Sorry I meant to reply to this earlier. I really want to do Japan as it would be fun to try and make our own sushi and I love their clear flavoursome soups. I want to get hold of some bento things before we do it though.
Amanda x


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