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4 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
6 slices bacon, chopped
1/3 cup sliced almonds
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Fry bacon in a large deep skillet over medium heat until browned and crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside on paper towels.
Add the garlic and almonds to the fat in the skillet and cook briefly over medium heat until toasted. Add the Brussels sprouts and quickly toss to coat with the hot oil. Sprinkle the red wine vinegar over the sprouts and toss again to coat. Cook stirring frequently, until sprouts are wilted. Remove from the heat, stir in the bacon and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Amy Recommends To-Do/Bucket List For Summer
Schools out for summer! One thing that I’ve found that a lot of my friends with kids do is create a summer “to-do” or “bucket” list. Having a toddler myself, sometimes I run out of ideas to entertain her. So I thought I’d share a few summer to-do/bucket list examples. Hopefully these will give you some ideas and you can create your own lists!
To-do list, having them do the following BEFORE allowing them to use electronics:
Make your bed
Brush your teeth
Read for 20 minutes
Play outside for 30 minutes
Help someone in your family/complete two household chores
Draw, color, or write in your journal
Make or build something creative (Legos, craft, sand, etc.)
Write down one thing that you are thankful for
Visit a farm
Go for a hike/nature walk
Build a fort
Make homemade ice cream
Have a lemonade stand
Visit the library
Plant a tree
Have a water balloon/squirt gun fight
Go through clothes and donate what you don’t wear
Go to a baseball game/sporting event
Picnic at a park
“We didn’t realize we were making memories, we just knew we were having fun” –Unknown
Sheri Recommends the T-Bone Trail
When it comes to outdoor gear and clothing, it can be overwhelming to know what to choose. When you want to make the right decision on purchases that will enable you to have once-in-a-lifetime experiences in safety and comfort and style, schedule a professional one-on-one consultation with Dom and his team at Pingora Outdoors in Ankeny.
I have gotten to know Dom through the Sakari Race Team, and have been very impressed with his vision of bringing the best outdoor gear to Central Iowa while also bringing the people of Central Iowa to the best outdoors. In a short period of time, he started Pingora Outdoors as a website and outdoor trip guiding company and quickly opened a storefront in Ankeny. His store carries quality outdoor brands such as Rab and Swrve that are made of durable and functional fabrics with timeless style. Pingora is unique compared to other local outdoor retailers in that you are invited to schedule a personal consultation with the expert Dom, where he can ensure that you choose the best gear for your goals and situation.
Pingora is also offering trips that will enable you to experience incredible outdoor adventures with a seasoned professional taking care of the details. An upcoming trip to summit Mt. Elbert, the tallest mountain in Colorado, would be an incredible experience for anyone. With all the logistics taken care of by Dom and his team, there’s no excuse!
Pingora also gives back to the community on a local level. They have hosted gear swaps at Firetrucker Brewery in Ankeny where individuals can resell their outdoor gear to other enthusiasts as well as hosting local cycling rides and other activities.
I highly recommend you follow Pingora on Facebook, sign up for their emails, and schedule a consultation next time you need an upgrade or addition to your outdoor gear. Oh, and don’t forget to sign up to summit that 14er!