Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Coca-Cola Inspired Family Mealtime Memory

There is nothing more important than family.  Spending time with family and creating memories that are going to last a lifetime are worth more than anything else in the world!  No matter how tough or scary life can get, you can count on your family to help you through.

As a child I remember getting to choose what kind of ice cream floats we wanted, on special occasions.  You don't only have to make them with root beer!  That's right, there are so many different float flavors out there that are just as delicious, maybe even better!  Have you ever had a Coca-Cola and ice cream float?  My favorite part is the foam that gets a little crunchy on the top and the frothy, ice cold Coca-Cola!

Here are two of my favorite Coca-Cola recipes.  This recipe is super easy.  Your mouth will be watering and your taste buds dancing with delight!  It leaves the meat so tender and flavorful.  Perfect hot or even as cold leftovers the day after.

You will be licking your lips and your fingers.

Coca-Cola BBQ Ribs
  1. Thaw and soak your ribs in Coca-Cola in the fridge overnight
  2. Heat grill to cooking temperature
  3. Put ribs on the grill
  4. Brush Coca-Cola onto ribs or remove ribs from grill and dip into Coca-Cola every 5 - 10 minutes
  5. Repeat step 4 for 30 - 35 minutes
  6. Remove ribs from grill and put into baking pan
  7. Pour Coca-Cola and BBQ sauce over ribs
  8. Bake in oven at 350 for 1 hour
  9. Serve and ENJOY

Coca-Cola Cake
  1. 1 cup Coca-Cola
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 1 cup butter, softened
  4. 1 3/4 cups sugar
  5. 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  7. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1/4 cup cocoa
  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
Mix all ingredients into large bowl until smooth.  Pour batter into greased and floured 13x9 pan.  Bake at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes.  

I know there are die hard Coke fans on one side of the fence and those who swear Pepsi is the better choice.  No matter which you choose, I can promise that if you give Coca-Cola ribs or Coke ice cream floats a try, you are sure to love them.  Dare to be a little different and take a chance.  You never know, you might just like it.  Heck, maybe even love it!

Do you have any favorite Coca-Cola recipes or memories?

About Coca-Cola®

Created in Atlanta, Georgia, by Dr. John S. Pemberton, Coca-Cola was first offered as a fountain beverage by mixing Coca-Cola syrup with carbonated water. Coca-Cola was introduced in 1886, patented in 1887, registered as a trademark in 1893 and by 1895 it was being sold in every state and territory in the United States. In 1899, The Coca-Cola Company began franchised bottling operations in the United States.

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Rose-Marie said...
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Rose-Marie said...

These recipes sound soo good, I would love to try both of them! I had heard of coca cola cake, but forgot all about it - I must try both this summer!