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Sausage Gravy and Biscuits

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Recipe by: Bob Evans®

This is a hearty breakfast favorite. Biscuits served with hot sausage gravy are a sure way to stay satisfied until your next meal.

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Ingredients:

1 pound of Sausage
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
Salt and black pepper to taste (heavy on the pepper)
8 prepared biscuits

Directions:

Crumble and cook sausage in large skillet over medium heat until browned. Stir in flour until dissolved. Gradually stir in milk. Cook gravy until thick and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot over biscuits.
Refrigerate leftovers.

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Seconds! :D
made extra sausage ;-)

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Best Bloody Mary

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:D
recipe adapted from Culicurious
I chose the this recipe after Googling a few. And glad I did! It was absolutely GOOD!

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INGREDIENTS:

Bloody Mary Mix:
1 quart tomato juice (or V8 :D)
1 cup vodka
1/2 cup lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
3 tablespoons lime juice (about 2 small limes)
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon olive juice, preferably from Manzanilla olives
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Suggested Garnishes:
8 pickled green beans
8 Manzanilla olives,
speared two at a time on toothpicks
4 lime wedges
4 lemon wedges, seeds removed
4 celery stalks

METHOD:

In a large pitcher or mixing bowl, combine all ingredients in the Bloody Mary Mix section.Stir well, cover and refrigerate for two hours (up to overnight) until flavors meld.
When ready to serve, divide the Bloody Mary mix between four cups filled with ice.
Garnish liberally with your choice of suggested garnishes listed above. Add more or fewer garnishes depending on your taste.Note that this recipe yields about 4 servings which means each serving is receiving 2 shots (ounces) of vodka. Adjust to suit your taste from there.
Bloody Mary formula guided by Chow.com.

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I like tomato juice, but I like both so use your preference.

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Now….ready for game ;-)
#Arizona #Cardinals vs #Detroit #Lions

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LARRY FITZGERALD :D

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And THIS makes a great “breakfast in bed” ♡

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Well….until then? ;-)
Top Chef?
Uh...NOT WHEN UA WILDCATS ARE PLAYING
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WILDCATS

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ALRIGHT! Bloody Marys & Arizona Football!

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http://blog.azcardinals.com/2014/11/14/friday-before-the-lions-stanton-leads-the-way

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Ooops…I got distracted ;-)
It got me seeing RED!

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TUCSON…ROCK ON ~

BEAR DOWN!
#SCORE!
WINNING :D

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

A very good day…both of my teams won

http://youtu.be/mel7pAtQMTo


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Friday before the Lions, Stanton leads the way

dawnspitfire:

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A lot of love for LARRY FITZGERALD ♥

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LARRY FITZGERALD :D

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Congrats Patrick Peterson, NFC Defensive Player of the Week
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Originally posted on Cardinals Blogs:

Fitting, perhaps, that the first game of the defining portion of Drew Stanton’s career will be against the team he grew up watching and then playing for. Stanton moved to Michigan while in high school and later played at Michigan State, and then the Detroit Lions drafted him.

It never quite worked out with the Lions, and then Matthew Stafford showed up. He went to the Jets – briefly – until Tim Tebow showed up. He went to the Colts, and at least Andrew Luck was already on his way, and at least he met Bruce Arians. But then he came to the Cardinals, and while Arians warned him the Cards were likely going to bring in another veteran quarterback, none of the names Arians told Stanton at the time were Carson Palmer. So Palmer arrived, and Arians admitted Stanton was “pissed.”

Stanton is a pro, though. He’s been the…

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BBQ RIBS

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adapted from several recipes for ribs on AllRecipes.com, kitchenbliss @blogspot, along with personal preferences ;-)
Make it your own.
I didnt use foil but same method with cast iron dutch oven :D

3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp smoked salt (can use liquid smoke plus some salt) → better ways to get smokiness – using soaked wood chips, etc. However, for how those who bake in ovens and then grill for 5 minutes get smokiness!
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp paprika
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp chili powder
salt and pepper

For Grilling and Serving: 
1-2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce (We are partial to Sweet Baby Ray’s Original)
Directions 
1. Preheat oven to 300º
2. Remove the tough membrane on the bone side of the ribs
3. Apply the rub all over the ribs on both sides, using your hands.
4. wrap in foil to seal in juices
(I used some liquid in dutch oven for braising that included water, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, brown sugar, garlic. ..)
5. Lay the rib package(s) on a baking sheet meat side down and bake for 2.5 to 3 hours.
–  seeing the meat shrink away from the bone, you know it’s done. :D
6. Let ribs sit 10 minutes and preheat your grill to high.
Grill for 4 or 5 minutes on each side of the ribs, brushing on your favorite BBQ sauce for the last minute or two, so it won’t burn.
(Pics aren’t so good HOWEVER. ..I’m thinking you can still see how good they are ;)
Also, 2 &1/2 hrs would be good. Mine were falling apart too much to even pick them up. Hence the foil on grill…it kept them from falling apart with tongs.

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Then I put pot in oven, covered, about 3 hours on 300º.

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♡ with scalloped potatoes & I wanted simple iceberg lettuce salad for a refresher or palate cleanser ;)

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Leftovers ♥

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30 Relationship Red Flags That Most People Ignore

dawnspitfire:

Food for thought ~ :D

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

Have you ever disliked something about your significant other but not wanted to admit it to yourself? I’ve had that happen before. I’ve thought, “I’m really not sufficiently physically attracted to this person, if I’m honest with myself,” or, “I’m not very proud of my girlfriend and don’t really want to take her around my friends.” Hopefully you would never have those red flags. Some are more subtle, but just as toxic to a relationship. Looking through this r/AskReddit thread I found some good examples of relationship red flags many of us might overlook.

1. Dwarf-Shortage

When they never apologize or takes responsibility for bad behavior

2. Captian_Cocksmith

Being dependent on you to be happy or entertained. That is the calling card of a needy, insecure and possibly crazy piece of baggage.

3. helodriver87

I needed this tip back in college. Anytime I went out…

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Day of the Dead

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The timing on my being in #Tucson keeps being off!  I either miss the 4th Avenue Street Fair, the 2nd Saturday of the month for downtown or the #DayoftheDead
celebration! 
(Día de Muertos)
~ Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.
#Tucson has a very cool parade thru downtown.  It’s so interesting!  Fun ♥
It’s cooler, bigger & more interesting than photos portray.

All Souls Procession 
November 8-9, 2014

http://allsoulsprocession.org/

All Souls Procession Weekend – Tucson, Arizona – Arts … – Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/AllSoulsProcessionWeekend

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what you can do with Papier-mâché or paper mache :D

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ROAD TRIP

Tucson :D
Halloween aka October 31, 2014
Day of the Dead
Leaving town…

Random shots from on the road
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Original streetcar ;)

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Downtown #Tucson
Streetcar
University of Arizona
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