Father’s Day Feast – BBQ Ribs

We celebrated Father’s Day on Sunday, two weeks early.  We wanted to celebrate while all the kids were home.

Jim didn’t seem to mind since he got to have all of his kids with him!

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And besides having all four of his children with him we fixed  him a feast fit for a King.  In fact all three boys agreed that on the Man – O – Meter (which goes 1-5) this meal was off the charts!

On Memorial Day we had stopped by some friends, Rod and Carmen’s, to deliver something.  They were in the middle of a big family barbecue.  Being the lovely, gracious people they are they invited us to join them.  I am so glad we did.

Rod and his son Greg had fixed barbecued ribs for dinner and they were amazing.  We were licking our lips and our fingers – yum!!

I couldn’t wait to recreate them and I knew Father’s Day would be the perfect opportunity.  Thanks to Greg’s wife, Tracy I now know how!

The amazing part is they are so simple!  Our friends recommend using the  Pork Loin Back Ribs from Costco and your favorite barbecue sauce.  I used the Sweet Baby Rays from Costco also.

Step One:

Boil the ribs for one hour in a large stock pot full of water and a 1/4 cup of vinegar.  I used apple cider but you could use white vinegar also.

Step Two:

Remove ribs from water  and cover with barbeque sauce


Step Three:

Logan was the grillmaster at our house. Grill until glazed, gooey and yummy!    Turn several times and coat with more sauce.   Grill about 15-20 minutes.   Tracy told me that her kids have even eaten them without putting them on the grill – they are so tender when they come out of the water you can just add sauce and eat!

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Step Four:

Serve and enjoy!  Clark sure enjoyed them!  In fact there were 10 ribs on his plate when he was done!!

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So if you are looking for some menu ideas for Father’s Day that are sure to please the men in your family here is our off the charts Man – O  – Meter meal!

Father's Day Dinner

Barbequed Ribs

Baked Beans (recipe coming this week)

Broccoli Salad – email me through the contact form if you need a good broccoli salad recipe

Roasted Asparagus (we did it on the grill)

Garlic Knots

For dessert Jim requested something with strawberries so while we were at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday we bought some fresh picked Hood Strawberries and made this….

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It was divine – Strawberry Pie.  The same thing I made him for Father’s Day last year.  I guess it’s a tradition now!  We ate every last crumb and were tempted to lick the pie plate!  I think  I must have complimented myself on how good it was  two or three times – or maybe it was more….
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Stay tuned later this week for my yummy baked bean recipe – a perfect compliment to the ribs!  Let me know if you try any of the recipes for your Father’s Day celebration!

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Tauna says

    This week is my oldest son’s birthday and he loves BBQ ribs. This will be the perfect dinner to make for him on his birthday tomorrow. Mason will love them. They look amazing.

  2. Cherise says

    Wow, those ribs look really, really, good, we will have to try that recipe for Father’s Day – your post kind of freaked me out though, you said you celebrated one week early – but really it was two… I was about to have a heart attack thinking I was going to be late sending out our Father’s Day Love! Thank Goodness I still have plenty of time!

  3. Erin says

    This looks great; my brothers and I will all be home (in Portland!) celebrating Fathers Day with my dad this year (a first in 10+ years…). We’ll have to try the ribs. I’m always stressed when I look at ribs, trying to decide which cut to get – babyback, country-style, etc. Any tips? Also, I’ll be feeding 11 (9 adults, 2 kids) – any suggestions on how many pounds to buy? It’s always tricky for me to figure out when I’m trying to account for the bones! Thanks for the great menu ideas!

  4. says


    I wish I had paid attention to how many pounds I bought. I got them at Costco – they come two different ways. There is a large pack that is vacuum packed for about 30 dollars and then there is a pack that is on the meat tray with plastic wrap over it for about $20.00 I bought the $20.00 pack – there are two large racks of ribs in it – each rack is a foot long or so. We just cut then into two rib pieces – you could do one rib pieces. It was enough for my family – think there was one rib left over – so we fed 3 adult men and 3 young adult women. I only ate one of the double ribs. Clark ate 5. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

  5. says

    Thougth I’d just add the recipe to the comments – enjoy!Broccoli Salad

    4 stalks broccoli, peel and chop stalks
    1 medium red onion, chopped
    ½ cup sunflower seeds
    ½ cup currents
    1 cup mayo
    2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
    3 Tbsp. sugar
    Brown ½ lb. bacon and crush

  6. Emily says

    I am going to make these ribs tomorrow to practice for fathers day!! Yummy ribs two week in a row….sounds good to me. Thanks

  7. says

    Those ribs make me actually want to try making some! I think I’d earn favorite wife status for the day if I can pull it off for Father’s Day. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Sheri says

    Planning to bbq babyback ribs for Father’s Day and this looks like a fairly easy recipe. My big question is: Does boiling the ribs before putting them on the BBQ change the flavor? I’ve read that it pulls flavor from the meat and makes the ribs a little mushy. Want them to be crispy!?!

  9. Mindy says

    Thanks so much for the Strawberry Pie recipe!! Looks so divine I decided to make it for our Father’s Day dinner!! It is in the fridge waiting to be devoured!! I love your blog!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Heidi says

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes for the cheesy bread and baked beans. I made a father’s day dinner that was a HUGE hit with all the dad’s and the kids could not get enough of the bread! Love your blog!

  11. Debra says

    Hi, Leigh Ann!

    Getting ready to make these ribs … but just curious … what does the vinegar in the water do? Does it help tenderize the ribs? Just curious …

    As always, I love your blog! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us! :)


  12. says

    Thanks for including this in our blog hop last week, it looks amazing and I love all the photos that show the story along with it. So cute! Hope to see you at the next hop. :)

    Sarah @ RecipeLion


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