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Which Hair Salon I’m Hooked On…

17 May

I’ve been to a few salons during our time here at Ft. Hood, and really there’s nothing bad to report at all. Each hair dresser was very good. In fact, I’m glad to say I don’t think I’ve had an AWFUL haircut during our time here. I’ve also been everywhere when it comes to my hair. Very short (we’re talking Halle Berry pixie cut), the famous Posh Bob and the long layered look ( and not in that order).

Below is a pic of the bob I wanted and what I ended up getting.  Not bad if I do say so myself! 🙂

 

The reason I switched hair dressers over the past three years??? Sometimes, I just like to change it up. All in all, I’d recommend the following places to get your hair done in the Fort Hood area:

1. Highlights Salon and Spa – They are currently under renovation but they have great hair stylists and colorists. I am currently going to Melinda there.  She’s AWESOME and sooo sweet!  Brandon is also a great stylist/colorist there.

2. Shelly’s Day Spa and Salon – Very nice place. I used Garmil (yes that’s how you spell and pronounce her name) for a long time. I dont’ know what she’s like as far as coloring goes, but she gives great short hair cuts! I showed her two pictures and said I wanted something in between and by golly, when she was done, that’s exactly what I got!

3. EcoBlue Spa and Salon – Don’t know much about this place because I have never been. A few of my friends go and their hair always looks AMAZING! It’s an AVEDA salon so I’m sure you can’t go wrong! Probably more pricey than the places mentioned above.

4. ULTA Salon – I’ve never visited here either, but again have had numerous friends that have used their salon and have been happy with the results.

San Fran Pork Chops

17 May

This is a family favorite for sure!!! I know when I make this one, the kids and the hubby will EAT IT UP!

1 pkg pork chops. ( I prefer the thin, boneless pork chops for this recipe…they always come out more tender than the thick ones)

2 crushed garlic cloves

1/2 cup sherry wine

1/2 cup soy sauce

2 TBS brown sugar

1 tsp crushed red pepper (or more according to how hot you want it)

Olive oil

salt/pepper

In large skillet, place salt/peppered pork chops in olive oil and brown both sides. Once brown (approx 7-8 minutes) Take pork chops out and set aside. In a small bowl, combine sherry (you can substitute brandy if you don’t have sherry available), soy sauce, brown sugar and crushed red pepper. Stir well. Keep the pan with all the browned pork chop bits on med heat and add crushed garlic. The garlic will begin to cook fast.  Just before it burns add the liquid mixture. It will bubble up but that’s what you want. You want all those yummy, semi-burned pieces of meat to mix with the sauce (it’s called deglazing the pan). Stir well, put heat on low-med and add pork chops back to skillet. Put lid on and let simmer appox 15 mintues. Turn pork chops every so often so both sides get soaked in mixture.

Serve over steamed, white rice.

ENJOY!

Semi-Homemade Hot Sauce

17 May

1 can Rotel (Original)

1 small can tomoato sauce

1 can stewed tomatoes

1/2 large yellow onion

1-2 jalapenos (depending on how hot they are)

large bunch of cilantro

1 tsp vegetable oil

garlic salt to taste

In a blender, combine everything and pulse until it’s the consistency you want. Sometimes if  I have green onions in the fridge, I will put a few of those in there as well. This is really all about making it to your liking. Adding a little more of this or that until it’s how you prefer it. Enjoy!