Ribs, pasta and chicken wings…from Sheila Lukins’ CELEBRATE!

Oh my gosh…I followed the directions for the sauces and the pasta…it was FABULOUS and delicious!

Alright…we invited people over for dinner.

 If you know our family, that is a shocker!  

Our home is sort of our sanctuary and with such busy lives, when we come home,

we sort of all come home together…just to ‘be’. 

However, my husband will be having ankle surgery soon and will be at my mercy for a few months. 🙂  Not to celebrate, but to share one of his last walking days, I wanted to have his friends family over for a good meal.

from Barnes and Noble…a fab deal for $14.99. All sorts of delightful, delicious and inviting meals themed around special events. Not just the entree….but side dishes, deserts and more!

I LOVE Sheila Lukin’s CELEBRATE Cook book.  

I can’t say that I have made many of her recipes..YET…however, the book just looks lovely and inviting.  I have made the ribs before and knew them to be good.  So off I went….

In addition, I made the noodles that went with the Awards Dinner night and coated chicken wings in the rib sauce.

I also made a summer salad…adding strawberries, carrots and apples to mixed greens.

Our guest brought corn on the cob which my hubby roasted on the BBQ and the meal was set.

The only change:  I slow cook my ribs as taught by my dad for 2 hours on 300C surrounded in whatever sauce you decide.  Then we place them on the BBQ for a few minutes each site to give them that BBQ taste but with the tenderness of slow cooking.  I did the same with the chicken wings and they didn’t get dry.  I think the secret is to keep them covered in aluminium foil.