Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day! We've kind of had a Valentines Week around here, between classroom parties and card-making, love is in the air!:)
Fresh flowers are always appropriate...
I thought of this centerpiece at the very last minute. I just filled this glass vase with large sweethearts and put a small candle on top. I wish I had thought of it earlier!
I made my family a sweet dinner last night. Thai ribs, homemade mac n cheese, and steamed broccoli. It went over very well. The ribs are absolutely delicious.
Thai-Style Ribs
3 1/2 lbs of pork baby back ribs, racks cut in half
1 can of frozen organe-pineapple frozen juice concentrate (thawed)
3/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c creamy peanut butter
1/4 c minced fresh cilantro
2 tbls minced fresh ginger
1 pressed garlic clove
2 tsp sugar
  • Place ribs in a large shallow dish or zip-top freezer bag
  • Combine juice concentrate and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl with a wire whisk. Reserve 3/4 c mixture in refrigerator for dipping. Pour remaining mixture evenly over ribs; cover and seal. Chill for 8 hours
  • Remove ribs from marinade, discarding marinade. Place 1 rack of ribs on the bottom of your slow cooker, stand remaining ribs around the edge of slow cooker. Cook on high for 1 hour. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 hours.
  • Heat reserved sauce and serve with ribs.
  • (My husband ended putting them on the grill for a little while after they were done.)

THESE ARE DELICIOUS!!!


Of course, Valentine Day cupcakes for dessert.

We went to church this morning and this afternoon we are surprising the kids with a trip to play putt-putt. I'm excited!

I hope your day is full of fun and love. Happy Valentines Day!

xo, Chrissie