We are starting to get a few hints of crisp cold air here in the Northeast and I love it. This time of year reminds me of not only of the fall but the football season and my Grandma. Believe it or not the biggest football fan in our family was my Grandma Brinson. Even though I’m not a big football fan, I know my way around the game. When it was time, we would all gather in my Grandma’s living room ready for kickoff. The coffee table was always decked out with snacks, most of which my she made, and the food wouldn’t stop until the game was over. She would put on her “Skins” sweatshirt and it was game on. Grandma was a tried and true Washington Redskins fan that truly disapproved of the Dallas Cowboys (big rival back then) always yelling what a “shit ass” they were. Even in her 80’s she would crack me up by having a six pack of tall boy Budweiser in the fridge, one for each game. Even if football wasn’t your thing, it was a fun place to be.
My Grandma Brinson was an adventurous woman her entire life and I can see why my Granddad fell in love with her. They never had a dull moment. Susan reminds me of her all the time.
So with the football season upon us and the crisp air outside, I have the perfect recipe for ribs with a dry spice rub that will warm your soul and feed the crowd as they cheer for their favorite team.
To Grandma Brinson: Go Redskins!
Makes enough for 4 racks of ribs
You can make the spice rub in advance and keep in an airtight container for three months.