We didn’t have much planned for Father’s Day – a rather made-up holiday where we are supposed to honor dad – something we should be doing daily as far as I am concerned. However, since summer is coming and we are ready to grill, I decided to make some ribs – just for Steve and me – to have a Father’s Day dinner. We were in the city so no grill was at hand. I made a rub of chili powder, cinnamon, allspice, cumin, cayenne, smoked paprika, salt and black pepper. I smothered the rack of baby backs with the rub, placed them in a double layer of aluminum foil, added some white vinegar, and wrapped them up tight. Put them in a 400ºF oven and roasted for about an hour. Opened the foil and let them crisp a bit and served them up with some sautéed cabbage and warm potato salad. It almost felt like a summer barbecue and tasted that way, too. The one thing we missed was a bowl of something to dip the ribs in. Next time!