This is a fine time to think of barbecue ribs, but when I saw that our local store had ribs on sale I just couldn’t help myself. However, I didn’t think of dragging out the old grill, but thought of turning on the faithful electric stove in the kitchen.

I am going to ask our son, Les, about dragging out his grill. It is right next to the kitchen door under the carport.

All of our boys are good cooks. I am sure that a lot of men are good cooks. They will tell me that they read my articles or that they used one of my recipes. Charles and I heard two men talking in the store last Wednesday. One was telling the other about a recipe he had used. Next time I hear such a conversation, I am going to ask for the recipe myself to give to The Record readers.

Different men like to use different seasoning. Most of the time they are like our sons and just say, “I used my secret recipe,” just like our 10 year old grandson, Jeremy. Not long ago, he was telling me how he prepared something and he used his “secret ingredient.”

If you want to use the outside grill, season the meat and place on a low grill, meaty side up for about 20 minutes, then turn over and grill another 20 minutes, the with meaty side up, add your favorite sauce. Keep turning and adding sauce about every 20 to 30 minutes until done, about two hours or so, total.

Now for my way, in the oven, set heat on 350 degrees, take baking bags and place your meat in it. Follow the directions on the package. This will also take about two hours or so of baking, what ever the package says. When the meat is done, remove from oven and bag. Add your favorite sauce.

Make some of my potato salad and baked beans along with your favorite rolls and pig out.

No need to wait until summer to enjoy a summer meal. 

It is Gooder’n Syrup. Von