127. Pork Ribs and Apple Rings

Today is October 10 and it is currently 82 degrees out. At 5:30pm.

I am sick of this bullshit. It’s supposed to be fall now.

I want it to be fall so desperately that I am making an apple-pork dish regardless of how hot it is.

Cinnamon! Apples! Nutmeg! I want it to be all autumnal, damnit!

Believe me, I am only having the oven on for 2 hours because I have central air.

So, I decided to make this on a weeknight. I began at 5:30.

After the first hour of the ribs being in the oven, I put together a “scalloped potatoes” of sorts. I used ingredients that I had in the house–a bag of Simply Potatoes, a can of cream of potato soup, a 1 oz packet of sour cream from a Hello Fresh dinner, some shredded Australian cheddar, a sliced green onion and then a Parmesan/bread crumb topping.

Yeah, and of course, this is when I totally stopped tracking things. It was going to be a late dinner, so I made Mr. Sauce, Esq. a cheese plate to tide him over.

And I started setting up things for the photo.

I also made the salad (butter lettuce with radishes, assorted tiny tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, and blue cheese), and did all of the glaze-making, and glazing, and the topping of the potatoes, etc. etc.

So, that took me to about 8 pm. Which, honestly, is when I typically eat dinner anyway.

OK, here is the finished product:

This is one of the best recreations I have EVER done. So it looked good. But how did it taste?


I loved it.

The combo of pork and fruit can’t be beat. In Dinner Is Served 1972 alone, 2 of my most favorite cards are Pennsylvania Baked Spareribs and Fruit-Stuffed Pork Loin.

The potatoes were bland but edible. There needed to be more onion or some spices to jazz it up.

Mr. Sauce, Esq. liked the dinner as a whole. He said it was “bodacious.”

I just realized that I have no idea exactly what bodacious means….brb gotta google…



  1. excellent, admirable, or attractive.
    “the restaurant serves bodacious grilled lobster”
    • US
      audacious in a way considered admirable.
      “those bodacious dudes have an excellent time playing games with death”

OMG. I love that the google dictionary referenced Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey.

So, yes. The ribs were indeed bodacious.

After dinner we decided to follow up with a double feature of The Prowler (1981) and Black Christmas (1974).

I’ve already established that I’m big fan of Black Christmas and Margot Kidder. And if you click on that link, you will learn how Miss Lady Girl Margot got her name.


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4 Responses to 127. Pork Ribs and Apple Rings

  1. Mum says:

    Looks delicious! I am also cooking autumnal (one if my favorite words!) dinners despite the temperature.

    • yinzerella says:

      It’s a little bit chilly here today, actually. It’s rainy and in the 60s. But it’ll be in the 80s on Sunday. BLARG.

  2. Greg says:

    Your “recreation” far surpassed the original! Great photo, great looking food! Bodacious indeed.

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