Sweet and Sour Pork with Roasted Vegetables


1 lb. teriyaki flavored pork loin

1/2 chopped head of cauliflower

4 chopped broccoli crowns

1/2 head of chopped cabbage

7 button mushrooms cut in half

1 med. chopped onion

1 1/2 cups of steamed white long grain rice

1 bottle of sweet and sour sauce

season salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder








Pre heat oven at 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, put in all vegetables; add 2 tbs. of oil and a dash of season salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. Toss well. Spray a cookie sheet with non stick spray and put vegetables on cookie sheet. 

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Then set aside. 




Rinse pork, then cut into bite size pieces. Add to pork 1 tbs. soy sauce and 1 tbs. of oil; and a dash of pepper, garlic, and onion powder.

In a cast iron skillet add 1 tbs. oil. Cook meat on med. heat, until moisture is gone and browns. Add sweet and sour sauce to meat. In the sweet and sour bottle, fill 1/2 full with water; shake then add to pork. Let pork simmer for 10 minutes.


Mix together well all cooked ingredients. Eat and enjoy! So yummy!!


Beth’s Fiesta Nacho Enchiladas



1 can fiesta nacho soup

1 can mild enchilada sauce

1 lb. ground beef

1 pack shredded sharp cheddar cheese

mild taco seasoning packet

1/2 finely diced onion

veg. oil

12 corn tortillas

shredded lettace

1 diced tomato

light sour cream



In a pan, brown hamburger, then add taco seasoning, follow as directed.  Set aside.

On med heat, in a skillet, add about 1/2 cup of oil and brown corn tortillas. Drain them on some paper towels.  Add more oil while cooking if needed.  Set aside.

In a microwave bowl,  mix together fiesta soup and enchilada sauce. Heat in microwave on high for 1 minute and stir well.  Set aside.

Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray, then put a thin layer of enchilada sauce mixture on sheet.

Layer tortillas, seasoned hamburger, onions, enchilada sauce, then a layer of cheddar cheese.  Repeat the layer again.

Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.



Garnish with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and salsa!


So yuuumy!!

Hairdresser Adventures


They say only your hairdresser knows.  We know a lot of our clients secrets.

Neck strips and the sound of clippers;
Towel, towels, and more towels!!
Foil and perm rods,
Wax is sticky!!
Nothing is like a fine working hair salon!!
What a pleasure giving women modern beautiful hair styles, cuts; I like handsome groomed men.


Clean stations and relaxing professional shampoos.

Sharp shears and satisfied customers is a hairdressers joy!

Barbers and cosmetologist  working together for one common goal, making money and wanting to make people look and feel there best.
To move forward hairdressers learn the new trends in the hair fashion world.

Well I have worked in 15 salons in the past 30 years.
Wow! I experienced some kindness and drama!
If you stay in the same town people will follow you.
If you move to a new state you have to start your clientele all over again! Waa Waa!
Life in a salon, there are rumors, gossip, laughter, jokes, bad hair cuts, good hair cuts, great hair cuts.  Prayers, compassion, friends, and enemies.

Having no lunch break we would eat a meal in 15 to 10 minutes.
Competition between stylist for space between salon chairs; bumping buns so to speak!
Hair is everywhere; in your shoes, pockets, and bra.
Clients who tip and those who never will.
The smell of different shampoos, remind me of different salons, I worked at.
Greeting clients so they feel welcome! Making sure there comfortable. Offering them a refreshment.
Comfortable shoes are a must for a hair stylist.
Skunky perms; smell like money!!
Some clients weren’t happy no matter what anyone could do!!
Everyone would like you to do their hair for free! :( 
Make sure you keep your clients phone numbers. Just in case you move to a new shop in town.
Before and after pictures are awesome!
It helps to have a sense of humor!

What kind of hair style would you like today? 

Big hair, crimped, colored, flat, hi- top fade, bun, crop, slide cut, spiked, curly, straight, mushroom, wavy, up, down, fizzy, fried, layered, wedge, bobbed, stacked, one length, gelled flip- front, mullet, pompadour, bouffant, poodle, scrunched, finger waves, wet look, under cut, pixie, bleached, punk, side bangs, tapered, Moe cut, buster brown, dread locks, helmet head, fringe, Caesar, rat-tail, spiral, feathered, corn rolls, retro, rockabilly, weave, comb over, pin curls, wig, afro, shag, pony tail, pin curls, pin up, surfer dude, braid, flat top, mow hawk, crew cut, or maybe just a trim.
We like generous trippers:)
Keep mints on hand.

by -Beth Evenson

Beautiful Country Life

Red Neck close line


I have lived in big cities most of my life. My heart is now swayed toward God’s beautiful land, and sky! I want to enjoy that laid back country feel!

Let your hair down and kick your shoes off!! Listen to this country song! I adore it!

Randy Houser – How Country Feels

Ok! We must fish!!!


So beautiful! Sun set in the country :) 


Egg Rolls

DSC09730Homemade egg rolls take some work, but worth it!


1 lb. chopped pork-  marinate for 1 hour or more in, 1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger, teriyaki sauce,  and 1 teas. fresh minced garlic.

1 package egg roll wrappers (find in produce area at store)

5 chopped green onions

2 shredded carrots

1/2 shredded cabbage

bean sprouts (fresh or canned)

vegetable oil

1 beaten egg

Dipping sauce for egg rolls: sweet and sour sauce mixed with soy sauce and or teriyaki sauce.


Cook marinated meat in a skillet in 2 tbsp. oil.  Stir fry until fully cooked and browned. Chop up,  then set aside.

In center of egg roll wrapper, put a small amount of cooked meat, raw carrot, raw cabbage, and bean sprouts.  Brush egg on all edges of egg roll wrapper;  then roll up following package directions.

Heat oil on med heat at 350.  I used a cast iron skillet put oil 1/2 full. Drop wrapped egg rolls in oil, about four at a time. Fry, both sides until golden brown.  When taking out of oil, shake off excess oil, and drain on a paper towel.

DSC09729Eat and enjoy!


2013 in review

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Easy Gingerbread Man Cookies!


1 package Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Mix

1 teaspoon ground ginger

2 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1/3 cup molasses

1/2 cup unbleached flour


Combine all ingredients.  Refrigerate for 2 hours or over night.

Preheat oven 375.  Roll out dough 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface.  Cut with a small gingerbread cookie cutter.  Place on a sprayed cookie sheet.

Bake 9 minutes at 375. Cool 5 minutes.

Makes 5 1/2 to 6 dozen.

DSC09591So yummmy!



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