Stick to the Ribs

Stick to the Ribs--platter of roast beef , potatoes, carrots, onionsI recently said I thought gravy was for the birds. J.T. Henderson commented, “Now gravy I like – ‘stick-to-the-ribs’ food.” My dad often said the same thing.

We usually like food that will stick to the ribs.

We describe it as:

  • Good to taste and good for you
  • Long lasting
  • Energy giving

Food that sticks to the ribs keeps us going, even on cold, snowy days. It offers comfort. Sometimes it makes us think of home.

Food often described as stick to the ribs includes:

  • Chili or thick soup (especially in cold weather)
  • Biscuits and gravy (even if I disagree)
  • Steak and potatoes

 My favorite foods that stick to the ribs include:

  • Roast beef with potatoes, carrots, and onions
  • Corn from my garden
  • Coleslaw
  • Cornbread
  • Chocolate covered almonds (or almost anything chocolate)

Some foods we say stick to the ribs are not really good for us.

We simply like to eat them.

  • We know we should eat whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Yet, we say, “Forget the salad. Give me something that will stick to the ribs.”

Perhaps a better description of many foods we like would be stick to the belly. Getting food to stick there is easy as pie. However, when we try to get it off, we have our work cut out for us.

“Therefore, whether you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV).

Thanks to J.T. Henderson for the idea. What is your favorite stick-to-the-ribs food? Comment below.

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Stick to the Ribs — 4 Comments

  1. I have always liked Stick to the Ribs food – I have several that I can think of to include – Fried Potatoes w/onion’s and yes – covered with Milk Gravy makes them even better and Homemade Biscuits. Barbeques Ribs are also one of my favorites! And agree with Diana – Fresh garden corn and coleslaw!

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