Fight with the Ultimate Chopper – baby back ribs

Elise worked somewhere around 734 hours over this past weekend while yours truly made sure nobody came into our house and stole the TV. I came home from work on Friday evening, mowed two strips in the front lawn and noticed that the yard didn’t need mowing. I flopped down on the couch and finally watched the Boondock Saints DVD I borrowed from a coworker.

Elise went to work at 4 a.m. on Saturday. I woke up (much later than that) and mopped the kitchen and swiffered the hard wood. I rode over to Victor’s could-be-new-house to put in my two cents on the notion of a purchase. It’s a cool little house. I told him I thought he should buy it. There are a few repairs that are needed but it’s an 11 year old house.

I came home to find Elise taking a nap on the couch. I kicked my feet up onto the couch and fell asleep TV. Elise went back to work and I re-edged the garden with the stones we recently purchased. We both agreed that a curved layout would look better than the straight design if using naturally occurring rocks. I watched more TV for the rest of the evening.

I called Mom to wish her a happy Mother’s Day on Sunday. I picked up some baby back ribs, Coke and beer and headed home for the one-man barbecue and basketball. My plan was to watch game three of the Lakers Vs. Spurs series and eat baby back ribs and drink beer. I should have started this meal on Saturday.

While at a stop light on my way back from HEB with my small amount of groceries, the 2 liter bottle of Coke leapt out of my backpack. That was mildly amusing. I then got into a huge argument and choking fight with my Ultimate Chopper. My UC has decided to no longer relinquish its S blade. I was in the process of mincing garlic, onion and ginger when the fight occurred. Without going in to great detail, I had to spend half an hour cleaning aforementioned minced vegetables from all surfaces of the kitchen.

I watched the Lakers finally beat the Spurs yesterday afternoon.

I marinated my pork ribs in Coke syrup (a reduction of the two liter bottle that flopped out onto the street earlier), rubbed them with garlic, cayenne, cumin, salt and pepper and smoked them for a couple hours. I took the surviving post-fight chopped vegetables and made a spicy orange and ginger barbecue sauce. I also made a chipotle ranch potato salad. Elise came home just in time to eat watch a movie and go to bed.

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