120. Barrington EATS: Celebrate Dads with Ribs 2 Ways

Home Newsroom 120. Barrington EATS: Celebrate Dads with Ribs 2 Ways

At my church, Willow Creek this past Sunday, our pastor Bill Hybels was discussing the importance of celebrating Dads on Father’s Day. He claimed that being a Dad takes tremendous dedication and that, for years, the lack of attendance at church on Father’s Day weekend made him think we may not be appropriately celebrating the importance of this role. Willow Creek has changed Father’s Day to the most attended weekend of the year with an event called Dadfest.

Dadfest 2013 at Willow Creek
Dadfest 2013 at Willow Creek

This event includes a rib cooking contest, a car and chopper expo, and a performance by comedian Michael Jr. All are welcome and you can CLICK HERE to see Michael Jr.’s video invitation to Dadfest.

I included two recipes below for making delicious ribs at home, and you can also order ribs to go from Heinen’s or Ciao Baby, or dine-in on ribs at Pinstripes barbecue buffet, Coopers Pizza’s Iron Horse BBQ or Kelsey Road House.

Barrington EATS - Ribs for Father's Day
Barrington EATS – Ribs for Father’s Day

As I was getting rib-crazy in this post, I began to wonder if ribs were really what it’s all about to the Dads out there or if that has become a cliché for Father’s Day. I decided to ask 365Barrington’s resident Dad-Around-Town and father of two, Carlos Randolph. Carlos says he finds “…that being there for the family is the most important thing on Father’s Day. Just make the day about spending time with the family. A card from the kids and a happy Father’s Day kiss is good enough. While I do like to eat out and love Barrington Bistro, I’m quite content having normal family meals, and cooking steak, fish or just soup myself.”

Carlos Randolph with his Family
Carlos Randolph with his Family

Whether you decided to go all-out rib crazy this Father’s Day, or just enjoy a simple meal at home, I think the most important thing is to remember Carlos Randolph’s tip and just be there for each other in your family. Thank you Carlos, and Happy Father’s Day to all you Barrington Dads!

Ribs Two Ways; Sauce or Rub

There are two very popular ways to eat ribs. One is with barbeque sauce, the other with a barbeque rub. Following are two easy and delicious recipes to enjoy ribs either way…

Ribs made with BBQ Rub

Ingredients:

2 slabs of ribs
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine dry ingredients and pack onto ribs. Let sit, covered an refrigerated for one hour, up to overnight. Cook in oven, smoker or grill at approximately 300 degrees for 2-1/2 hours.

Ribs made with BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

2 slabs of ribs
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons liquid some seasoning
1 cup bbq sauce

Season ribs with dry seasonings and then sprinkle with liquid smoke. Let sit, covered an refrigerated for one hour, up to overnight. Bake or grill at 300 degrees for 2 hours. Baste with sauce and conitnue to cook for another half hour.

Photo Credit: disneymike via Compfight cc

………………………………………………………

 

About the Author

Kelly Donlea is a Barrington mom, chef, cookbook author the owner of Organizing Dinner, a company that brings sensible cooking solutions to busy people. She has published several cookbooks and one of her specialties is helping parents plan family meals with fewer trips to the grocery store. Kelly also offers cooking classes and demonstrations in your home or public facility. To learn more about Kelly, her recipes and her services, you’ll find her Facebook page by clicking HERE and her website at OrganizingDinner.com. Kelly is going to be sharing recipes, cooking tips and special features about chefs and popular menu items at area restaurants right here at 365Barrington.com.

Please join us as we discover local culinary treasures and new kitchen classics in our regular Friday food feature here at 365Barrington.com called “Barrington Eats” with Kelly Donlea!

If you’d like to us to feature you favorite chef, restaurant or food store or if you have a food related question that you’d like Kelly to answer, make a quick stop at the 365 Barrington Suggestion Box and leave us a note in the form which you’ll find by clicking HERE or simply leave your comment in the box below.

There are no comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Luby Group Listings

$550,000
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,350
SQFT
126 Waterview Court Lake Barrington, IL 60010
Townhouse For Sale
- Active

BEAUTIFULLY remodeled Augusta unit with the best golf course location in Lake Barrington Shores, enjoy open views of the 12th fairway and water views over large pond! This home has been tastefully updated with so much to mention. Let's start in the k

$660,000
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,629
SQFT
1 Burning Oak Trail Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- Active

Stunning home on 2.6 acre wooded lot with private pond and creek! Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout most of first floor. Gourmet kitchen with center island and adjacent hearth room with cozy fireplace are the hub of every day living. Great room f

$350,000
COOK
COUNTY
113 South Cook Street Barrington, IL 60010
Commercial For Sale
- Active

Retail storefront in prime pedestrian location in downtown Barrington surrounded by Village shopping, restaurants, and steps to the Metra train station. Great opportunity to own a high visibility space, currently vacant, ready for you to move in and

New Listing - 4 days online
$449,900
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,480
SQFT
19 Rivers Bend Drive Lake Barrington, IL 60010
Single Family Home For Sale
- New

It doesn't get better than this! Nestled in a cul de sac surrounded by conservation area and views of the Fox River. Beautiful home with so many recent updates inc. fresh decor, fixtures and fittings throughout (2019/2020). Large kitchen features cen