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April 8, 2015

The best BBQ ribs I've ever had

Imagine coming home from a long day's work and welcomed by a wave of deliciousness so good it makes you close your eyes and smile? Or how cool you'd be in your children's eyes by making dinner time a memorable aromatic experience all day long?

Throw these ingredients into a crock pot, hit the 8 hour button, and forget about it. This is a go-to meal for my two growing boys.

Prep time:
15 minutes

What you need:
3 lbs. of baby back ribs
1 medium onion
Dash of salt, pinch of pepper
1/2 cup of water
1 clove of garlic (if fresh isn't available I've liberally poured garlic powder in with good results)

1 baking potato per person
Sour cream
Bacon bits
Chives
Monterey cheese

Sweet peas, asparagus, carrots

1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce

How you make the dish:
Place the ribs in the crock pot. Dice the onion and sprinkle it around the ribs. Add a dash of salt and pinch of black pepper. Press the time that works best for you.

That's it. Seriously.

Preheat your oven to 375º F. Take the ribs out of the crock pot, put them on a cookie sheet and smother them heartily with the BBQ sauce. Place the ribs into the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes.

Prepare the potatoes as you prefer. If it's winter time I'll place them in the oven 1 hour before the ribs are ready. I usually nuke them for 4 minutes before to soften them up and shorten the baking time. Sometimes I'll change it up and make Amy's organic cheddar macaroni and cheese.

Get the veggies ready and set the table with the meal. Sit down and dig in!

If you're feeling ambitious, top off the meal with an ice cream cookie sandwich or a slice of blueberry pie. Bon appétit! (pop!)

What's your favorite go-to meal? Please share it in the comments below. :)