Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy New Year! 2005

Well, a fine turn of the year for us.....Mrs. Duke & I enjoyed the company of two children, their mates, and two grandchildren at our place for the festivities.

I had a general feeling of more-then-usual celebration from the neighboring community as fireworks seemed multiples of years before.

We celebrated quietly with an outside fire place in action while we sat on our screened porch and enjoyed some fine German "Champagne" (I know it is not Champagne, unless it is from Champagne)...We found some Pieroth Sect Di Sect, and a Meister's Cuvee to sip and enjoy....

Today I am 62! Officially qualified to retire, but not doing so.

Oh yes, we also have those 25-30 people coming for "Duke's Almost-Famous Ribs" this afternoon. Most are family, with a few friends. ENJOY!


p.s. Had some requests for the rib recipe......They are simple!

Baby Back Ribs (whatever you need...I figure about 3/4 # per person with other foods that round the meal)
Aluminum pan and foil to cook them in...
Spanish "Mojo Crillo" sauce (Spanish Marinade)

Place in pan, douse w/Mojo, cook at 330-340 degrees, turning every hour til tender to the fork. Now take them out, let them cool and store in fridge until ready to grill.

I use a combination Bar-B-Q sauce.....use whatever you like! The flavor of the Mojo is already in there. Grill while coating with BBQ sauce for about 5-10 minutes and serve.....easy and Melt-in-the-mouth delicious!