Hannah + Time @Home = Lots o' Cooking. Hahaha it's true, I get up at 6:15AM with my hubby. I roll out of bed to make his lunch for the day and coffee for the road. He's out the door by 6:45AM. After that I'm pretty much left on my own to fill my day with productiveness. Hee hee
This week one of the things I made is homemade barbecue sauce. I've used this Michael Chiarello recipe before to make barbecue ribs and Mark and I both really like it. Originally I got it from the Food Network Favorites cookbook that I have. However you can get it online on foodnetwork.com, here. The full recipe as is makes about 4 cups of sauce so I usually make half the recipe. The sauce is awesome BUT unless you plan on using it within the next 2 weeks there's a good chance that it'll go bad. Remember it's homemade so there are no preservatives. Part of what makes this sauce so good is found in its name: espresso. The espresso coffee gives the barbecue rich deep flavor.
To make the espresso I used a Cilio porcelain coffe maker. It was a gift from one of Mark's groomsmen and it's pretty cool! Not practical for making 12 cups but it was great for making a couple of shots of espresso.
We didn't have any ribs at home but this awesome sauce doesn't just have to be on ribs. Being rib-less but being hungry for lunch I broke out a burger! Who doesn't love a barbecue burger for lunch? Unfortunately this is what I had for lunch and not Mark. :D Hahaha, sorry honey!