This scene is a combination of factors.
March has the big 12 college basketball finals in Kansas City. The evening news has been highlighting the event and mentioned how the finals and barbecue (something that Kansas City is famous for) have grown together when people come from out of town for the event. We live about 2 hours away from there.
About a year ago I got the ribs from Diane O’ Neill ( Dollshousefood). They were the most believable ribs that I had seen in miniature. I couldn’t get over the detail whenever I looked at them or pulled them out to show someone when they were visiting and looking at my miniatures.
So it got my wheels turning for a big rib dinner in my kitchen. I like to collect my family’s food favorites beside pretty desserts.
My husband is a big barbecue fan and KC masterpiece is our favorite sauce. I experimented to make a pastry brush and bowl of sauce so it looks like the ribs are fresh from the oven and just had the last coat of sauce. Naturally, baked beans accompany the ribs. The beans are by Betty Accola. The slice of bacon on the top is perfect! Also, a nice tossed salad and dressing to fill out the meal. Getting hungry yet?
Of course, on the back counter is a tasty angel food cake with berries – IF there is any room for dessert after this hearty meal!