It's a hard knock life, for Gus...

The "I love my dog Expo."  Otherwise known as the State Fair for dogs (minus the deep fried candy bars and treats on a stick).  Our Friends from Gretna (the Iskes, holla!), came down on saturday with their dog and we met up at this thing.  It was pretty much a treatfest.  Lots of booths with people handing out treats and trying to get you interested in their products/services.  Gus and Bailey had a pretty good time.  There were so many dogs there.  There were a couple of great danes that looked like ponies.  We also scored a free frisbee.  Stoked.  Nance (wife's mom) and her husband stopped in for lunch on their way back to np yesterday and we had some pretty tasty reubens (sorry no pics, forgot.) and a bombtastic wifesalad.  I also made pork chili over the weekend.  Tasty for sure.  It's actually closer to a "chili colorado," but delicious all the same.  
other newsy news:  I snapped photos for the bakery on saturday.  Got some good pics of bread and cakes, etc.  thought I would share the cream puff picture.  
DISH recommends:
The Gentle Leader.  You can see this on gus in the picture above.  It teaches your dog not to pull when going on a walk.  It's very humane and corrects them by holding their muzzle, just like the "leader" dog would do in the "wild".   around 20 smackers.

here's my pork chili recipe.  It's an older one, but a good one.  
2 lbs. pork, cubed
1 large onion small dice
1 red bell pepper small dice
2 pablano peppers small dice
1 anaheim chili pepper small dice
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 potatoes (russets, or yukon gold) diced
1 hefty bunch of cliantro, minced
1 cup beef broth
14 oz. chicken broth
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce (or 2 large diced tomatoes)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp cumin seed
2 tsp ground coriander
olive oil
salt and peps
3/4 c water if needed
In a large pot or dutch oven, add 2 tbsp olive oil and saute the onions, peppers, and garlic.  When the veg becomes translucent, add the chili powder, cumin, cumin seed, coriander, salt and peps, and  1/2 cilantro.  If they start to stick add a little stock or water.  Cook veg an additional 5-10 minutes, or until they start to soften.  Add the pork and stir, cooking for about 5 minutes.  Add the potatoes, stocks, other 1/2 cilantro, and tomato.  Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 40 minutes to an hour.  (remove the lid for the last 20 minutes to help thicken up.  add the water at the end if you've been a little zealous with the thickening:)
 garnish with cilantro. serve with tortillas, scrambled eggs, or make nachos out of this.  tasties.

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