My sister is due on Sunday with her first child and I think I might be just as excited for this arrival as she is! :) This is the first baby, besides my kiddos, on my side of the family making me an OFFICIAL aunt! On my hubby’s side there are 8 siblings, 7 of which are married and all seven have/are having babies. Seriously, we have at least 3 babies a year on that side of the family, and it is AWESOME because every kid is guaranteed someone their age to play with at family get togethers. I love all my nieces and nephews all the same, but that being said, I think it is a little different for sisters having kids. I can’t wait to watch my little sister step into the amazing roll of mother. She is going to be absolutely fantastic. I also can’t wait to squeeze and kiss on that new baby’s cheeks :)
After having a couple babies, I know first hand how tiring it can be and what a LIFESAVER slow cooker meals are. Whether you are freezing them or just need to quickly throw a meal together, they are the best!
My family recently tried this recipe that I slightly adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking and loved it. I haven’t had much success with ribs in the past. I know, don’t ask me how you can ruin a meat that is only supposed to get more tender with cooking time, but I have had terrible luck… until this recipe. They were delicious and we will definitely be making them again!
ALSO: side note, I have recently started using slow cooker liners and I don’t know what took me so long! Saves on clean up DRASTICALLY. I highly recommend them :)
- 2 lbs. boneless beef short ribs
- ⅓ cup reduced sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1½ Tbsp. honey
- 3 Tbsp. pineapple juice
- 3½ tsp. minced garlic
- ½ tsp. Chinese 5 Spice powder
- Spray slow cooker with cooking spray or insert a slow cooker liner.
- Evenly distribute rib meat inside slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, pineapple juice, minced garlic and Chinese 5 Spice powder and stir until evenly combined. Dump over rib meat.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
(recipe slightly adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking)