Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Dinner Served Made-in-the-USA Style

Lodge Dutch Oven with Dual Handles

I began a challenge of doing 30 days of new recipes.  In the process of collecting recipes, I came across this recipe from Teresa at Simply Heavenly Food.  If you are entertaining for Easter, this. is. the. meal. to make.  Hands down.

I know the title says Slow Cooker.  Try as I might, I have not been able to find any slow cookers made in the USA, so I had to improvise.  I bought this Dutch oven made by Lodge and used it as a slow cooker.  Now, if you have never owned a cast iron Dutch oven {or anything made of cast iron}, please read the instructions because there is a particular way to care for them.  I had bought a cast iron grill pan and did not read the instructions and it rusted to the point where I threw it out.  Now, I know better and that I could have contacted Lodge to help with that.   

As for the recipe: Teresa's pictures and instructions are fantastic and I followed them up until she starts the 8-hour slow cooking process. At this point, I covered the Dutch oven and let it {barely} simmer for about an hour.  Just before that hour was over, I preheated my oven to 250° and then transferred the ribs to the oven, where they cooked for an additional 2 hours.

The aroma that comes from making this recipe leaves your home smelling absolutely spectacular.  Words escape me as to how to describe how amazing this recipe smells from start to finish.  It becomes even more enjoyable when you have guests that you can delegate to and make it a party within a party.

Happy Easter Yall!  
{I was channeling Mrs. Paula Deen.  Did it work?}

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  1. I totally heard the Paula Deen in your accent. ;) Thanks for the share and Happy Easter to you!

  2. Hi Rosey,
    That makes me so happy that you heard the Paula Deen in my accent! Really, it does. I hope you had a great Easter. Thank you for stopping by. It's always great to have you back.


  3. Hi Nicky,
    The recipe is amazing. I cannot stress that enough.
    Thank you for linking up with us. I appreciate you leaving a comment and hop to see you back.


  4. The recipe sounds great!
    Hopping through with the Thumping Thursday Blog Hop! Hope you have a great day!