Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bowling, Isaac, Lottery Win, Kindle Freebies.

Regretfully, although I am a lot better, I didn’t feel up to bowling yesterday so Matt went on his own. He apparently bowled pretty well for his first time out.

I find it quite funny that Hurricane Isaac is going to ‘interfere’ with the Republican Convention in Florida, just saw a headline which said Isaac was forcing them to be nimble. Isn’t that what politicians do all the time? Beg your pardon, it’s the organisers who are being nimble. The article I read talks about the entertainment at the convention? Entertainment? Why do they need that, surely they are there for political reasoIsaacns not to make whoopee? Guess I’m wrong again. Reports are saying Isaac will strengthen to Category 2 by the time it hits land – its landfall being more or less where Katrina hit at this time of the year, 7 years ago. Look at this idiot in Florida diving into hurricane waves. People won’t be told. Having lived through a bunch of hurricanes when we were in North Carolina, we make damned sure to be as far as possible from where they are. Or at least to be sure to be in a strong building. Not jumping into waves caused by hurricanes.

An article about an Ontario couple who have just won $25 million and propose Lottery Ticketsgiving $12 million to their family. Way to go, would like to be in a position to do that for our family. Isn’t if funny how some people are lucky, apparently a few years ago they won $10,000 with a scratch crossword ticket. You can win $50,00 on those.  Meanwhile, the best we have ever done is $80 and that was years ago.

I have been enjoying some of my free Kindle books recently; considering they were free, there have been some very good stories, some being the first in a trilogy of course, but very often a very good book which is a stand alone. Found a couple of those lately.

I have never cooked spare ribs although I do enjoy them when I get the chance. Mostly I never cooked them because Matt thought they were more like sucking bones until he had some a friend made and he enjoyed those. The one’s in this recipe look delicious, maybe I will try them. I found the recipe on Cooking.com

Pork Spareribs with Red Currant Sauce

Source: Outdoor EntertainingRed Current Spare Ribs.
Serves 4
Click here to find out more!INGREDIENTS
For Marinade:
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3/4 cup red currant jelly
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 - 1 teaspoon chili sauce to taste
For Spareribs:
2 pounds pork spareribs

FOR MARINADE: Combine onion, garlic, jelly, honey, soy sauce and vinegar in a large bowl. Stir in the chili sauce and black pepper.
FOR SPARERIBS: Add spareribs and stir well to coat with marinade. Cover the dish and leave overnight in the refrigerator, or for at least 30 minutes so the meat can absorb the flavors.
TO COOK: Remove spareribs from the bowl (reserving marinade). Place ribs in a single layer in a baking dish and bake in oven at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Pour off the excess fat from the dish. Spoon on the sauce and bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees, turning the ribs occasionally and basting with the sauce. (If necessary, the sauce may be thinned during cooking with a little stock or orange juice.)

Have a great day


  1. Sorry you've been ill, Jo, and I hope you're well an truly on the mend now. I'm with you in the Lottery stakes - the occasional ten dollars is about my standard, and that only once every couple of years! Some people are born lucky, I guess!

    1. Thanks Satima, on my way.

      Someone on TV commented that you can't win if you don't play.

  2. The waves come in and every idiot with a surfboard heads to the beach...

  3. Do you watch Newsroom? I think you'd enjoy that. :)
    I've been through so many hurricanes in Florida. This one will hopefully stay a baby.

    1. No can't say I do. I assume thats a TV programme?