I saw this recipe and wondered what exactly "country style" ribs were and how they differed from the "western style" ribs that I always see on sale at the grocery store. Apparently, they're the exact same thing and are sold at a fraction of the cost of spareribs or baby back ribs. Don't get me wrong...by no means are they a true substitute for a good slab of ribs (nor are they actual "ribs"), but they are extremely meaty and quite tasty! I did add about half an inch of water to the bottom of my baking dish and I covered the ribs with foil for the first two hours. I then removed the foil, drained the juices, covered with BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Rays, might I add!) and recovered for all but the last 20 minutes.
In a shallow baking pan or roaster, place ribs in a single layer; salt if desired. Spread the garlic on the ribs, then place the lemon slices on top. Bake in a preheated oven for 2 hours - the ribs should be tender. Drain any grease and liquid. Pour BBQ sauce over the ribs. Return to oven and bake one more hour at 200 to 250 degrees F.
If you were to look up the word "picky" in the dictionary, you would see a picture of my husband off to the left. Growing up, I was exposed to all sorts of different foods and encouraged to experiment with different flavors, but after meeting my husband, I somewhat locked myself into an eight to ten meal rotation and was reluctant to deviate. I have since given birth to two of the least picky eaters on the face of the Earth, thus inspiring me to transform my cooking style. I know many people, like myself, lead such hectic lives, so I strive to find recipes that are quick and easy--especially those that you can whip up with ingredients that you ordinarily have on hand!
A bit about me...I married my husband, Marcus, on June 1, 2003 and we welcomed our son Jacob on March 22, 2005. Our daughter, Madeline, was born on March 1, 2008. I stay home with the kids for the most part, but also work occasional shifts as a registered nurse at a local hospital. I truly hope you enjoy my blog. A special "thank you" to my sister, Sarah, for giving me the idea! Her creativity is hard to live up to, but I'm a very determined person and hope to make her proud :)