Victoria Day long weekend unofficially kicked off summer and my family celebrated accordingly. It was also Little Brother’s birthday so I seized the opportunity to make boys food such as pizza and ribs. It must have been at least three years since I last cooked ribs at home. That is an awfully long wait especially for these succulent sweet and smoky oven spareribs. I may be an advocate for meat-lite diet but that doesn’t mean I should subject the boys to feel the same way especially for birthday celebrations.
A man may be able to live on ribs alone but this girl certainly cannot. I completed the menu with a full range of traditional and not-so-traditional side dishes that appeal to my taste. Thanks to my renewed interest in smitten kitchen recipes, I present you: