Beef and a garden

Took last friday off. Did some shopping. Picked up a package of beef ribs from Walmart along with some other items. Then stopped at Pinzone’s in Parma (they also have a stand at the West Side Market) for their anniversary sale. They had some nice bone-in strip steaks on sale along with some fresh brats and italian sausages. The sausages were only $2.50 per pound. I bought 4 large steaks (each one was 1.5 pounds), 6 brats, 6 hot italian, and three pounds of ground beef.

The beef ribs were done in Oakridge Black Ops rub cooked 4 hours on the smoker. They were not done yet so I wrapped them and stuck them in the oven at 250 for another 2 hours. Then they were finally tender and the meat seperated from the bones nicely.


Saturday we cleaned up the backyard and planted the garden. Picked up the plants from Rosby’s Garden Center which is right down the road.

  • 4 type of tomatoes (beefsteak, early girl, roma, and grape)
  • kale
  • Cilantro
  • Pickling cucumbers
  • Sweat cherry peppers
  • Hot cherry peppers
  • Jalapeno
  • Brussel sprouts

We also picked up a lemon tree from Petitti’s a week or so ago.



Monday it was steak time.