Eat– for Good Health

Martin Luther King Jr’s favorite meal was barbecued ribs, turnip greens, and homemade (low sugar) cornbread.  At my house we enjoy talking about his beliefs on his special day at dinner.

Here is the trick to perfect Country Style pork ribs– boil them for three hours. Drain off water that contains fat before pouring barbecue sauce over them and baking them in the oven until brown on top, about one hour.  If you have the day off to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day, you have time!  There are delicious low calorie barbecue sauces on your super market shelf.


5 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Janessa– forget the pecans! Here’s my family greens recipe. First thoroughly wash turnip, mustard greens, or collard. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add about a fourth cup chopped onions, ham shanks or ham bone. Cook, stirring, until onions are wilted. Press a garlic clove over it and cook for 1 minute longer. Add a can of chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add greens, a few handfuls at a time, adding more as the first batch wilts. Reduce heat to medium-low; add Worcestershire sauce and a dash of hot pepper sauce. Cook, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Cover and simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes longer. Taste and add more pepper sauce, salt, and pepper, as needed.

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