Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday n weekend Humor

Screw the complaining and pondering of life....
it's just a day to laugh at the world!
Don't you agree?
Think this excuse might work??

And, not a holiday picture, but a nice swift kick in the pants, right??

Happy Friday!  Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Flash in the Pan

Good Evening, friends!  I hope life is treating you well on this sunny, brisk Thursday.  It's been a whole lotta running around in my world-but at the same time, I have no clue what I've actually been doing-anyone else ever feel like that?  I know I've been working lots...(and what a mess that one s-we finally hired someone new today, and I cannot WAIT for her to start!)....and I've had a few personal things going on....coupled with Christmas stuff and housework, hanging out with friends and working out....I'm pretty busy!  But....hey...that's just life.  It's nothing special.  Ever notice how we seem to fill those hours with something no matter how much or low little is on our plate?
And speaking of plates, I think it's high time for another recipe.  A wonderfully warm and comforting side dish recipe that highlights my German heritage and is delish on cold winter days.
Yes, it has cabbage.
No nose wrinkling :-p-it's pretty cabbage!
Check it Out!

Purple Cabbage Salad

One head Purple Cabbage, diced into thin ribbons
2 large Macintosh Apples, diced
1 onion, diced
1 tsp. garlic, minced
2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. cloves
pinch of black pepper

This is one of those awesome throw it together quickly dishes for a week night.  Take out a big sauce pan and fill it with about a half inch of water.  Add in the cabbage and onion, cook down for about 10 minutes, covered.  Uncover and add in the apples, garlic, vinegar, sugar, cloves, and pepper.  DO NOT STIR.  Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes.  Uncover, stir, and continue to cook on low until cabbage is soft (about 5 more minutes). 

Serves 4-6 as a side dish, though I've been known to pair it with some turkey sausage and call it dinner.  Sounds weird, looks pretty, and tastes delicious (even better the next day!!)'s the only way I know to use purple cabbage.  Have you ever had purple cabbage in another type of recipe?  I would love to hear about it!

And since it's been way too long since I updated...time for BCP numbers! (Burpee-Crunch-Pushup 1000)

B: 135
C: 325
P: 300
Need to work on those burpees :-P

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Today, my friends, is a very very sad day.
Today, I mourn the loss of dear crock pot.
This wonderful appliance served me well for the last 10 years....coming from a steal of a black Friday deal ($8 at Walmart).
Throughout the years, he has made some wonderful dinners.
Chicken Soup....Chili....Layered Hamburger....Shepard's Pie...Sesame Chicken...and so many other quicky week night meals.
It's been a holiday staple-keeping the grape jelly wieners warm on New Years....The Sauce warm on Christmas....and let's not forget the time where I thought it would be a good idea to put the insert with the plastic knob in the oven to keep the scalloped potatoes warm for Easter (um, it was a bad idea).
Good bye, old friend.
Cause of death- an overzealous washing job after the Buffalo Chicken I made last night.
Such a tragedy.  Sniff.
Motive-Well, I have a sneaking suspicion about this one.  See, 3 years ago, when we got married, we got a sweet programmable crock pot from Greg's Aunt.  And it's still in the box. (It works, I checked when we got it!)  See...I figured if I had a crock pot that worked, why open a new one while the old one was perfectly good?
Hmmm.  I think Hubs decided it was time when the insert....slipped.
Crock pot murderer :-P
Nah, just kiddin' (sorta).  I suppose there are many many worse things than a trip to the shower closet for a kick butt new fancy crock pot! 
So pretty.
Now I just gotta figure out a stunning new recipe to christen it....stay tuned....I may have something up my sleeve for this weekend!
Have you ever been illogically attached to a kitchen appliance?  Or am I just a weirdo?  (Maybe I don't want that