In return, I decided to make ribs (the large piece of meat pictured in my last post). The decision came from my realization that there was a long, spectacular night ahead, and we needed some protien to keep us going. A wise decision, for the night was long, but it was fun. What a day - the perfect transition into another year of my life. Thank you all.
2 small racks pork ribs, or one enormous one (such as I had)
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2/3 c. balsalmic vinegar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/8 c. Worcestershire sauce
3 dashes Tabasco sauce
2 tbs. dried tarragon
1 tbs. dried oregano
1/4 c. olive oil
pepper, freshly ground, to taste
salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Blend all ingredients together (except for the pork!) until smooth. Drizzle over ribs, until coated. Cover and marinade for 1 day.
2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake for around 2 hours, turning over once. Remove when done. Take out most of the sauce and boil on the stove until reduced to about half. Drizzle over ribs.
3. Pray. Eat. Enjoy. Realize that the most precious things in the world are those who surround you, and the relationships you form.