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A Bunch of Crock

My new Crock-Pot is so hot. For real. I could take over the world with this thing.

For those of you who like using a slow cooker (which I have been using a ton lately) I have two handy things for you to check out:
you have to try the Ginger Sherry Pork Roast – so good
My love for slow cooking re-started with the Low carb book which led me to asking for a larger slow cooker for my birthday. I was gifted the Giant Rival Crock-Pot and started using the cookbook that comes with that and mealtimes have been much nicer since then. I prepare dinner in the morning while Rito is happily playing alone and at the “witching hour” instead of trying to cook I can actually spend time with my family and look forward to a fresh hot meal.
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Today I had to finally take the GreenMachine (my car) to the body shop. I had an accident at the end of July and it finally got into the body shop this morning. I was pretty lucky, the other 3 cars involved were written off (including a brand new Honda Accord, a Saab and a Chevy Cavelier and I was the guy sandwiched in between all of them) yet my sturdy little VW Beetle had under $3000.00 damage and all that is obvious to the naked eye is scratches on the bumper. I guess that says a lot about how Safe Happens.
Some people think I am nuts for driving a little VW Beetle while having a child (“my god, you will get killed in that little thing!” or “but it’s so small!”) but this accident proved to me that not only is my small car safe but it is damn cute too. Right now I am driving a rental car (Dodge Caliber) which is OK, but I really expected it to have more room since it is so much bigger then my car. I guess space in a car is highly subjective because I can not get anymore items into this Dodge then I got into my little Beetle and the 4 doors are a real pain in the ass because they are so small. Getting Rito in and out is going to suck (there is a ton of room in a 2 door Beetle to maneuver a kid in and out because the seats fold forward and out of the way completely for access to the backseat) and I feel like I am driving a truck since the thing handles as well as a bulldozer. And the visibility is limited. The interior is cute though with some sweet red touches on the dashboard.
Anyways the GreenMachine will be out of commission for about a week, which is fine since I do have something to drive but I really want her back. 😦
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