Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake Pear Ginger Upside Down Cake is super delicious. Made with juicy, sweet sliced pears and crystallized ginger from Paradise Fruit Co.. This simple, yet delicious upside down cake makes a small 8-inch square cake. Perfect to serve 4 people, each getting a …
Pear Lime Salad or Seafoam Salad Pear Lime Salad, sometimes called Seafoam Salad has been around for as long as I can remember. The first time I had this salad was at my sister-in-laws house when she was giving a graduation party for her daughter. …
Old Fashioned Pork Spare Ribs and Kraut
Old Fashioned Pork Spare Ribs and Kraut is something that I have been making for as long as I can remember. The recipe calls for making this dish in the oven but I have made this dish in my slow cooker with the same great results. I usually serve mashed potatoes alongside this dish of ribs n’ kraut with a simple vegetable such as fresh corn or green beans. Another thing I always serve with this dish is a dill pickle spear. The crispy, crunch and slightly sour taste from the pickle pairs great with the pork ribs n’ kraut.
Old Fashioned Pork Spare Ribs and Kraut celebrates my German Heritage. My German heritage comes from my dad’s side of the family. I can remember when I was a young girl, my dad making sauerkraut in our basement. He made the sauerkraut in these huge crocks that I think had wooden covers. I’m not sure how he managed to get those crocks down the basement steps because they must have weighted a ton. (I wish I still had those crocks) I can also remember canning jars filled with sauerkraut lined up on our lime green painted shelves in the “fruit cellar.”
In a Different Era
For some reason I don’t recall ever eating the sauerkraut, even though I’m sure that we did. My dad always seemed to get these food “ideas,” my mom on the other hand, not so much. Back then, if things were different or if my dad had been born in a different era, he might have been the chef in our family. Aggie would have no doubt been thrilled with that arrangement since she didn’t like to cook and certainly couldn’t. In fact, if Aggie would have been born in this day and age she would have been the “Queen of the Fast-Food Restaurant.”