Blog Shorts

Last night the Blue Jersey Devils didn’t lose.  We had a 9:40 game against the second worst team in the B-league.  The game before us was ten minutes behind schedule – not sure why.  They were at a 5 – 5 tie with 20 seconds left when the away team scored a goal.  I put on my helmet and started moving toward the bench, knowing that I game would probably start with little or no warm up time.  As soon as I put on my helmet, the lights went out.  We skated around the rink warming up for twenty minutes before they finally cancelled the game.  They warned us that the makeup game will either be obnoxiously late or on a different day, but at least we didn’t lose last night.

We went to the Balloon Glow on Friday night – the night before the big balloon race they fill up all of the hot air balloons, when the use the burners to heat the air, the balloons glow.  One of the balloons was blown up right next to where we were sitting, so the kids thought that was pretty cool.  We managed to beat the rush on both sides, getting down their around 6:15 and leaving while the balloons were still glowing.

Saturday I BBQ’d some ribs.  Diana suggested adding brown sugar to the dry rub I coat the ribs with.  When we made ribs at the lake a few weeks ago, she said that brown sugar and keeping the ribs wet was the key.  So I coated up the ribs, browned them over reasonably high heat, then slow cooked them for a couple of hours.  Every twenty minutes I bathed the ribs in a pan of water solution with the ingredients I use for my dry rud.  I had the pan of water sitting over the heat as well.The ribs were amazing, with or without Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce.