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Awesome pork and sauerkraut recipe for good luck in the new year

Ingredients : 2-3 lbs. lean boneless pork ribs 6 garlic cloves Small amount of olive oil 1 large jar of sauerkraut or similar size bag 1 large red apple 1 smal to medium red onion 2 shallots 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 cup chicken broth 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon corse black pepper
Preheat oven to 325. On stovetop pour enough olive oil in Dutch oven to cover bottom well. Fry garlic until tender and set aside. Salt and pepper both sides of pork and brown well, then bake uncovered in oven for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, drain sauerkraut and place in mixing bowl. Add apple cubes, chopped onion, chopped shallots and chopped garlic gloves. Add apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix ingredients 
After pork has cooked cover with mixed ingredients above. Add chicken broth, cover with lid and bake 3 more hours. I served with macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. Applesauce would go well and/or a nice dinner salad.
All I can say is yum, yum, yum! Perfect for the new year. We can alw…

2014 Pictures in Review

My Christmas Wishlist Fulfilled....and Fadra's too!

What a nice time I had continuing my laid back Christmas through my vacation. I cleaned house first off but then no plans other than dinner at mom's on Christmas Eve and I cooked breakfast on Christmas morning for my family. Other than that I relaxed, crocheted, edited some photos and watched tv mostly. Doing whatever my heart desired at the time was quite nice I must say. Christmas evening we watched the greatest movie ever set at Christmastime, Batman Returns, and I started watching the Mad Men marathon they are running on Sunday mornings until the final season. Not being much of a drama fan I am finding it surprisingly good. Sounds odd coming from me without any mention of witches, vampires, werewolves and the like! 
I was thrilled to receive the Apple products I hoped for, an iPhone 6 and an iPad Air. Pretty awesome I must say! I spent some time downloading some apps and setting them up which was extremely easy. A couple of games, some photo apps, a little social networking a…

Wearing boots previously owned by Sheryl Crow...how cool is that?

I am not one who would consider themselves all that lucky. Of course, I know I am for all that I have, my health, family, wonderful friends and all that other great stuff but on a day to day basis, like playing the lottery or buying a raffle ticket, I rarely win a thing. Who would have ever thought I'd be lucky enough to win a pair of boots pre-owned by my favorite singer, Sheryl Crow? Surely not me! She sings the songs of my life and I love her so much but these things always go way above my grasp since I am a poor working girl. Although as I watched the auction it appeared I might just be able to snatch a pair of her boots within reason. Wow, I couldn't believe my eyes!  The girl certainly has some good taste so I wanted them all and I was watching all the boots that came close to my size. I mean I had to be able to wear them or why bother. Her feet are a bit bigger than my own. One of about 20 items would be mine, if possible. I've been shopping on eBay for years and s…

My Christmas Wishlist

Here it is again already, Christmastime. How did that happen so soon? Time does fly by. This time last year I had been listening to 8 hours of Christmas music a day at work and sick to death of it. How do retail people do it every year? Since then I changed radio stations. Not due to the change over to Christmas music but because I could finally pick up the public radio station WNKU. Glad Santa brought them some new antennas! I became a member last week and there should be two cd's heading my way as a thank you gift. I am anxiously awaiting those. Anyway back to last year, I was also way too busy at work and otherwise to suit me with no vacation time in sight. This year I am laid back listening to awesome music while my bosses are both out of the office. I did all my shopping online and have all next week off work. Not a stressful bone in my body at this moment. Now that's what I would call a Christmas bonus! Although there has been some news in the family, I personally have …

Season of the Witch

This time of year everywhere you look there are ghouls, ghosts and, of course, witches galore. A time when the dead can converse with the living and all things seem magical or scary or both. The wind starts to whip and you swear you heard someone speak to you even though there is no one around. The days are shorter and darkness descends. I find things move from where I know they are to someplace they should never be. It takes me the rest of the winter or longer to ever find them again. I always find them though in some odd spot. I binge on scary movies and popcorn and dread the cold.
I don't normally dress up for Halloween other than the occasional witch or some cat ears. If nothing else I at least try to wear orange. This year as I was looking for cat food there out of the blue laid the pretty witch's hat I'm wearing in these pictures. I think it wanted me to buy it so who was I to argue.
I have always had an interest in witchcraft, the Wicca religion and there's not…

Back to work

I was back to work today in full swing and not wearing my black skirt. As bad as I just wanted to grab it and throw it on this morning I didn't. Yay for me. I hate coming back after a few days off. It seems everybody, and their brother too, want to talk to me. It's ok though, I am trying to stay busy to keep from thinking about how much it is going to cost to get my car fixed. Way, way too much! I'd rather it break down now than this winter in the middle of a snowstorm I guess. I was just extremely bummed because it died on my birthday. With any luck I'll be cruising this time tomorrow with no worries. I'm letting them fix everything. Main thing was the fuel pump went out. Not cheap.
I wanted to share some pictures I got of the moon last night and thought what the heck, how about a picture of my cute dress while I'm at it. I wasn't able to see the moon when it was supposed to turn red but it sure was bright. No blood moon for me but very pretty too look at…

My Hell Bunny Dress

I have really tried to not be such a clothes hoarder but I still find I am doing it. You know buying a beautiful dress or a pair of great shoes, or whatever, and putting it away until the right occasion. I've told myself time and again that I should just wear it because you never know when the right occasion will come, if ever. I received this dress as a gift last year for Christmas and just wore it for the first time over the weekend for my birthday dinner. Of course, the dress was perfect for the occasion and I was glad I had saved it but then again I could have been wearing this gorgeous dress all these months and gotten another. It's not like I can't find another dress I like. It's something I need to work more on. Wear the clothes I have!! It is the Sweet Temptations Dress in Strawberries from Modcloth made by Hell Bunny. I wish I had gotten a picture of the tie in the back. Very pretty! It appears I have waited so long to wear it that it is no longer offered. Yo…