By now, you’ve probably been to at least one Christmas dinner with all the traditional trimmings and in a few weeks you’ll be up to your eyeballs and ham, sweet potatoes, and stuffing. If you want something different, here’s a recipe my family loves. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for my Christmas title, A Texas Holiday Reunion (Book 3 in my Texas Cowboys series). Deadline: To be generous I’ll put everyone who has commented on any post on my blog up until Dec 15th, 11:59 pm central time, since it’s a Christmas book. If you comment on this post, I’ll put your name in the drawing twice.
My husband loves ribs. But most of the time, ribs are swimming in barbecue sauce, which doesn’t love him. So I set about out to find a recipe for ribs without the acid inducing sauce. As usual, when I find a recipe we like, I tweak it until we love it. And as usual, I take every short cut. I do not peel or slice vegetables.
Slow Cooker Ribs
1 pkg Boneless Pork Country Ribs: 3.6-4.8lbs
1 envelope Lipton Onion soup Mix
3 envelopes Ranch Dressing Mix
3 cans low salt Chicken Broth: 14.5 oz each
1 can low salt Cream of Mushroom Soup: 10.5 oz
3 cans sliced Potatoes: 14.5 oz each
2 cans sliced Carrots: 14.5 oz each
Place ribs in crock pot on high with 1 can Chicken Broth, 1 envelope Lipton Soup Mix, and 1 envelope Ranch Mix. Ribs will cook in 3 – 4 hours. Remove meat and cut off fat. Return to crock pot and pour in remaining broth, Ranch Mix & Veggies. Cook until flavors blend.
Notes: If you need it to cook slower, while you’re gone, set crock pot on low. If you want to use fresh or frozen veggies, pour in all the broth and veggies to start with. But save the extra Ranch Mix for last to get the full flavor. Use low sodium broth and soup even if you like salt since it turns out plenty salty with the Ranch Mix.
About Me: Award winning author, Shannon Taylor Vannatter writes contemporary Christian cowboy romance and has over a dozen published titles. A romance reader since her teens, she hopes to entertain Christian women and plant seeds in the non-believer’s heart as she demonstrates that love doesn’t conquer all—Jesus does.
She gleans fodder for her fiction in rural Arkansas where she spent her teenage summers working the concession stand with her rodeo announcing dad and married a Texan who morphed into a pastor. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her husband and son, flea marketing, and doing craft projects.
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About the book – A Texas Holiday Reunion:
His Christmas Homecoming
With her foreman out of commission, Resa McCall needs horse trainer Colson Kincaid to run her family ranch through the holidays. But having the handsome single dad back in Bandera, Texas, is unsettling. Colson broke Resa’s heart years ago, and she can’t risk getting close again. Still, working with him and bonding with his sweet little girl is making the ranch feel merry and bright. Being at Resa’s side stirs up emotions Colson thought were long gone. But he has a powerful secret that could keep them apart forever. Can Colson give Resa the one Christmas present that might finally bring them back together—the truth?
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Question for Readers: What’s your favorite Christmas dish? Tell me about it and I’ll put your name in the drawing twice.