Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday dinner for the family, planned ahead cuz' the Hostess is in the garden!

Sunday dinner in the Bungalow April 25th, 2010

On the menu:
Baby back ribs in BBQ sauce
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Heirloom Tomato Salad 
Scalloped Potatoes
Watermelon for dessert

One of my favourite cook books

An easy peasy tasty salad, full of goodness and looks wonderful

Cut in half Heirloom Tomatoes
add aged Balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
top with fresh grated parmesan cheese or feta

I spent the better part of the day in the garden so I prepped the 3 salads ahead and just need to put them together when the ribs are ready.
The ribs are easy too, just precook the ribs for 20 minutes, drain, place in shallow roasting pan, add bottled BBQ sauce.
 (I like Diana's sauce for chicken and ribs)
Cover with foil and let cook at 325 degrees for about an hour.
The scalloped potatoes take the same time so it all comes together without a lot of fuss.

I had time for a soak in the tub with my bath salts and feel much better although my muscles are sore and will be letting me know again tomorrow!
I was sifting soil, loading up the wheel barrow and moving it around the yard top dressing the beds.

I need to get some gardening boots, my socks and clogs do not keep my feet clean or dry....any suggestions as to what boots I should look for?
 Hunters are good, but there must be others that perform and last.

I hope that you all had fun this weekend.


  1. Hi Leslie,

    I was working in the garden all day today also. I can tell you that I swear by my rubber boots from my stall mucking days. Nothing penetrates them. They are taller and closer fitting than hunters. So nothing gets down them and I can wade through thick ivy w/o worry at all.


  2. Janet- My sister of stall mucking fame and horse ownership is on holiday in Palm Springs...Rancho Mirage to be exact, so do you have a name of these boots for me?