Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Now it’s back to the grind :) This weekend seemed like it went by really fast..but I think it’s because we were so busy. It was one of those weekends that wasn’t really relaxing, more go -go- go. You know what I mean? It’s not like it was a bad thing, just really busy.
On Saturday I spent the afternoon with my Mom & Aunt. They got to see where we are getting married- I showed them around & they both commented on how nice it was. The pictures online really do NOT do it justice. After that we went to lunch, & then they dropped me off at home so that I could pick up Craig to head to my sister & brother in laws to watch our nephew.
Along the way we grabbed some coffee- first coffee of the day- I couldn’t believe I made it until 4pm without a cup of coffee. Haha! :D Once we got to my sister’s house, she went over everything we needed to know. (feeding time, different things Ethan likes to do, etc.) I knew my sister would be nervous because this was their FIRST date out since before Ethan was born. I assured her everything would be ok & that we would take very good care of him. :)
Ethan LOVES to be in motion, constantly. You cannot sit on the couch with him on your lap- he wants you to hold him & walk around…or he loves to go for walks in his stroller. I ended up taking him on an hour walk around the neighborhood & he fell asleep for about 30 minutes during the walk.
(^sleepy baby- in his stroller :) )
Once he woke up, I took him back inside & we gave him his second bottle. Then we played with him some more- he loves bright colors & he LOVES when his Uncle Craig dances. ;) Uncle Craig kept him very entertained with his dances- Ethan was laughing so much…and he has the CUTEST smile!
(^isn’t he just the CUTEST baby you have ever seen???? I LOVE that smile :D )
Erin & Hank (my sister & brother in law) came back from their date night around 9:30pm. They said it was so nice to get out and have some couple time. :) I’m just glad they felt very comfortable with us watching him. I told them ANYTIME! I will watch my little nephew whenever it is needed. I enjoyed every minute with that little boy, he is perfect in every sense of the word. :)
Once Craig & I got home, I went straight to bed. I was pooped! I also knew I wanted to get up early to get my grocery list together for grocery shopping on Sunday morning.
Yesterday morning I was up bright & early. (total wedding brain– I think of things for the wedding ALL of the time– once I start thinking of it I just can’t get back to bed.) But it gave me time to get my coupons together & my list all straightened out for the week.
Before we went out to the pool I prepped dinner. Last night’s dinner was ALL for C-R-A-I-G. Definitely NOT something that I would eat, but I know he loves them. I decided to make him ribs. I just came up with this recipe for the sauce- just a basic rib sauce recipe. I figured that I would share it with you, since it’s SUPER easy & you use the slow cooker for most of the recipe.
Slower Cooker Fall Off the Bone Rib Recipe (<– anyone want to think of a shorter title for the recipe?! ;) )
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place rack of ribs on a greased oven safe pan, or greased baking sheet (use make sure the sides of the baking sheet is raised so that the grease does not flow off the pan).
2. Take the ribs & lay them on the pan or baking sheet. Sprinkle salt & pepper on both sides of the ribs.
3. Cook ribs for 15 minutes on one side, then flip to the other side & bake for another 15 minutes. (this helps to get some of the grease off of the ribs- makes for easier cooking in the crock pot.)
6. Let the ribs cook on low for about 7-8 hours, or until the meat is starting to fall off of the bone. About every hour I would go in & stir the sauce around, and rotate the ribs. I served the ribs with some extra sauce that was in the slow cooker, but Craig said they really didn’t need it.
Craig said these were really good- fall off the bone good. I was so happy to hear that, since I know that’s what you want when you eat ribs. Obviously I did not try them, since I do not eat pork…but they sure did make the house smell good :)
Instead of the ribs, I had some leftover Coconut Chicken Tenders & some of the sides that I made to go along with the ribs.
So, here’s random fact about me– I LOVE corn on the cob, but I will not eat it on the cob. I always cut it off cob. I just hate how it always gets stuck in your teeth..and I always feel so gross eating it. (you can call me weird, it’s ok ;) )
I also think it might be when I used to have braces– you know how you have to cut it off so that it doesn’t make the bracets fall off. I just really enjoy corn on the cob, but off the cob :)
Anyways, I’m off to conquer the day….I hope you have a good day as well! :)
Before I go, I have some questions for you:
1.Do you like corn on the cob?
2.Did you ever have braces?
3.Do you like baby-sitting?