Ever since I’ve been working as a flight attendant, I’ve started stereotyping the cities we fly to. You know what I mean– Portland has the hippies, Fort Lauderdale has the most “interesting” bunch of people, New York has the most attractive, Seattle has the coffee drinkers, Los Angeles has the most high maintenance, Las Vegas has the party animals, and Orlando has kids galore.
My personal favorite city to fly to is Dallas. Why? Well, the people are so nice and polite! You’d be surprised at how travelers are these days. A simple “please” and “thank you” goes a long way.
Another thing about Dallas passengers is they always ask for Dr. Pepper. I don’t think I’ve ever traveled on a plane that serves Dr. Pepper, but on every single Dallas flight, someone always asks. It’s like clockwork.
I guess Dr. Pepper’s big in Texas? They always seem extremely disappointed when I tell them that there’s no Dr. Pepper, too. Sorry, Texans.
I never drink soda, but I’m all about those crockpot recipes. Dr. Pepper with meat? That could work.
It definitely did! You don’t need to add any sugar because there’s already plenty of it in the soda. The meat didn’t come out tasting like Dr. Pepper at all, it just tasted like it had been sitting in the refrigerator marinating overnight. It’s great to try when you have some soda to get rid of in the fridge. I imagine Coca Cola would work just as well. Recipe from Add a Pinch.
I’m getting ready to head to work in a few… I’m also working on a new post later this week to reveal a new series of posts that I’ll be trying out! I can’t wait to share it with you guys!
I really need to try cooking with more veggies on my blog this year. My DF just makes that so darn difficult. Hence, another meat post. I left my meat too long in the slow cooker, causing it to dry out a bit. If I would have taken it out an hour earlier, it would have been wonderful. My fault.
This definitely isn’t one of those dishes that you can leave in the slow cooker on “warm” for hours.. turn it off or serve it immediately when it’s done!
Sometimes when my DF and I talk, I have no idea how we get along so well. I mean, half the time, he’s babbling on about some political issue, a world event, or something lawyer-y. Me, on the other hand, talk to him about fonts for the wedding, what I should bake for the day, and our grocery list.
We’ve been together for almost five and a half years now, yet our conversations never get old. We never run out of things to talk about (or maybe it’s just because he does a lot of talking). Isn’t that funny how life works out? I really think that opposites attract.
My parents are a perfect example of that. Growing up, my mom was very patient, sympathetic, and caring. My dad was more adventurous, strict, and hands on. My mom was the one you’d run to if you did something wrong and needed to confess. My dad was the one you’d run to if you wanted to go to the park and play. They had the perfect balance of fun and discipline.
This dish has the same balance that relationships do. It’s hearty without being too heavy and it’s healthy without feeling like you’re eating a plate of chia seeds. Another plus is that it’s made in the crockpot! I’m telling you guys, the crockpot is my best friend. I don’t know how I’d live without it.
I’m sure my DF agrees since half of his meals are made with it. I’m seriously such a novice cook. Any tips? Maybe I should start taking cooking lessons somewhere.