That's just one goal of 2014. Now, I'm not one to make resolutions. I think if you're going to change something about yourself or your life, you should do it when you think about it and not wait until the first of the year to make the change. Less than 50% of the population make resolutions. Success rate? 8%. Yup. EIGHT PERCENT. Because most of those resolutions are unrealistic and there's too many of them to concentrate on. So, you want to succeed at your resolutions? Make one. Or two. Make them REALISTIC! Actual GOALS you can achieve.
So, while I don't set resolutions, I do have goals for 2014. Some people call it a bucket list. That's too much pressure for me. I'll stress having a list of things to complete. I'm a finisher. I don't like to leave things unfinished and will stress until it's done. I have goals. There aren't many of them, but they are rather large ones to tackle.
Goal number one - Make more delicious food like this!! How tasty does that look?? Let me tell you, it was YUMMY!!
Goal number two - Buy a house. Yup. That's a HUGE one. Thankfully, Dad has given us some financial support in that area. He has gifted us a decent down payment. We have added our own funds and will continue to do so until it's go time, but he did help out ENORMOUSLY in that respect.
Heh. S likes to sneak shots like this in my phone. This is Missy's dinner that night. That's Blue Buffalo kibble with air dried peppers and carrots. She eats healthy just like we do. She gets oranges and dried apples for snacks. She also gets anything and everything joint health related.
Goal number three - fix my feet and knees. They just SUCK! Seriously. It's not easy to exercise because my feet hurt after about 45 minutes. And my knees? Just painful. It's not that I don't like to exercise; it just hurts to do it. And has most my life. Personally, that's bigger than buying a house. But I won't bore you with my health issues.
Granted, pork ribs aren't the healthiest of meat, but MAN are they tasty! Especially this recipe. The chipotle peppers did the tango with the honey and spices and the result was this fantastic, sweet, spice, melt in your mouth slow cooker meal. The peppers and onions were making the music these ribs danced to. Yup. This meal is music in your mouth.
Seriously. Just LOOK at that sweet, succulent, tender meat. The green beans in the background are just a hint of healthy eating that makes it all worth while. And the corn pudding? It has some chipotle and some cheddar in. The perfect sweet and spicy compliment to these tasty ribs.
We are ringing in the New Year ....s l o w l y with some awesome slow cooked meals. Make sure to scroll down and visit all the other scrumptious slow cooked meals for this #SundaySupper.
Chipotle Honey BBQ Ribs
Recipe by A Kitchen Hoor (@flowerfroggirl)
- 2 whole chipotles in adobo, minced
- 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon instant smoke
- 1 cup onions, thinly sliced
- 1 cup green bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 pounds pork ribs, trimmed
- Combine first 11 ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
- Arrange onions and peppers in the liner of a slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
- Place ribs on top of peppers and onions and pour 2/3 of the sauce over top.
- Cook on low 8 to 10 hours or until the meat is tender and falls off the bone.
- Serve topped with remaining sauce.
Ease into 2014 with these great slow-cooker and crock pot ideas from the Sunday Supper Group!
Whet Your Appetite
Simmering Soups, Stews, and Side Dishes
- Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Low-Carb Chunky Beefy Vegetable Soup from Yours And Mine Are Ours
- Beef, Wine and Mushroom Soup from Noshing With The Nolands
- Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup from Foxes Love Lemons
- Beef Stew from The Foodie Army Wife
- Pot Roast and Portabello Stew from Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- Slow Cooker Black Bean and Polenta Stew from Mama's Blissful Bites
- Turkey Stew from Magnolia Days
- San Antonio Chunky Chicken Stew from The Weekend Gourmet
- Pumpkin, Chickpea & Lentil Stew from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Slow Cooker Chickpeas from Shockingly Delicious
- Football Sunday Teriyaki Pulled Pork from Family Foodie
- Slow Cooker Apricot Jalapeno Pork Chops from Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos
- Vegan Slow Cooker Hoppin' John from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Slow Cooker Coffee Glazed Brisket from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Chipotle Honey BBQ Ribs from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Crockpot Country Style Pork Ribs from Cooking On The Ranch
- Slow Cooker Jerk Pork from Curious Cuisiniere
- Slow Cooker Beef Daube Provencal from Momma's Meals
- Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore from The Dinner-Mom
- Chicken and Broccoli from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Tacos de Lengua from The Texan New Yorker
- Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken & Black Beans for Tacos from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Chinese Chicken from The Ninja Baker
- Slow Cooker Beef Brisket French Dip Sandwiches from Neighborfood