Saturday, November 2, 2013

Clocks Back, Polar Bears, Animation, Battle of the Bands.

Don’t forget to put your clocks back before you go to bed tonight.

We were only talking about polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba, a Polar Bearcouple of days ago and now there is a report of people being attacked and two bears being killed. Poor bears, they are apparently returning to the area awaiting the ice to form on the water so they can go and hunt for food, the ice is forming later and later and they are hungry and agitated. Global warming is at fault once more. I don’t want people hurt by polar bears, but it’s our fault that the ice doesn’t form soon enough for them any more. Apparently earlier the trick or treaters were out and about and precautions were taken to ensure the bears did not come in to town.

IncrediblesLast night I watched The Incredibles. I did watch it some years ago but had kind of forgotten what happened. I enjoyed it. Matt walked off in disgust. I think it is a cute film. This picture must be from the second movie as the baby is in costume too.

Talking of supermen, I actually played some of the music on The Battle of the Bands, on Arlee Bird’s blog he had Iron Man played by Black Sabbath and The Cardigans. Where do they come up with these names? I said it wasn’t my kind of music but Lee wanted me to listen to The Cardigans so I did. Having decided it wasn’t bad I thought I had better listen to the Black Sabbath. I preferred The Cardigans. Understand I know nothing about Iron Man, so none of it means much to me at all, but from the point of view of sound, I chose them.

As I am on a slow cooker kick at the moment here is a recipe from Betty Crocker that I like the sound of.

Slow Cooker Barbecued Ribs

Slow Cooker Barbecued Ribs

These ribs are a great main dish for when friends come over.
Makes 4 servings

3 1/2 pounds pork loin back ribs
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons liquid smoke
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 cup cola
1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce

  1. Spray inside of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Remove inner skin from ribs. Mix brown sugar, salt, pepper, liquid smoke and garlic; rub mixture into ribs. Cut ribs into 4-inch pieces. Layers ribs and onion in slow cooker. Pour cola over ribs.
  3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 8 to 9 hours or until tender. Remove ribs from slow cooker. Drain and discard liquid.
  4. Pour barbecue sauce into shallow bowl. Dip ribs into sauce. Place ribs in slow cooker. Pour any remaining sauce over ribs. Cover and cook on low heat setting 1 hour.

Note: This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

Serve With
Ribs go great with deli coleslaw, biscuits and frosty mugs of beer.
Spraying the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray makes cleanup a snap.

Have a great weekend


  1. Jo, isn't it awful how we are destroying the world and all for cash - wonder where they'll spend it when nothing is left? Poor bears!

    Good for you over on Lee's post - I'm not into that music either, but it is fun to see what all the attractions is all about!

    1. Funny, I replied too this and it disappeared into cyber space.

      Trouble is nobody believes we are destroying the world. Or not enough anyway.

      Not music I would ever listen to.

  2. I think two of you voted for the Cardigans.
    The Incredibles is one of my favorite Pixar films!

    1. Maybe that's two of us who are not into that kind of music.

      It's great isn't it? I had forgotten how good.

  3. Looks like my comment did not post. Anyway, The Incredibles is a family favorite here. And we love boiling our ribs first, the cooking then slowly with Baby Ray's BBQ sauce.

    1. Good movie.

      I've never really cooked ribs as Matt is not keen on them.