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Accountability

I keep seeing this meme on social media about holding people accountable. You know, making sure we keep track of those who are/were Trump officials or as this recent Forbes article explains - holding the liars accountable. I have no problem with holding people accountable. I'm all for it. I just want accountability for everyone, not just one side of the aisle. There is a

Accountability2021-01-09T19:11:14-06:00

I Guess I’m Gonna Start Blogging Again

What a long strange trip it's been. We're only one week into 2021 and already it's outdone its predecessor. Pretty sure there's no need for a recap, we've all been glued to our screens while the Capitol was stormed and breached by a bunch of dumbass Trump supporters. Chaos All those who stormed the Capitol and entered it to cause harm, fear and chaos should

I Guess I’m Gonna Start Blogging Again2021-01-09T11:27:43-06:00

Favorite Holiday Memories

Christmas is a time when I try to impart on my children the traditions I grew up with. Yes, I've made them try lutefisk and there's always some pickled herring in the fridge, but those aren't the traditions I'm talking about. Growing up, Christmas was celebrated twice. Once with extended family and once with just the four of us - Mom, Dad, my brother and

Favorite Holiday Memories2020-12-23T18:47:30-06:00

Julekake

Julekake is a traditional Norwegian Christmas cake. We've had one on Christmas morning for as long as I can remember, usually store bought and always delicious. Store bought until I forgot to order one and was forced to make my own - or go without. Oh the horror!! We simply could not have Christmas morning without a julekake, so after consulting with older relatives in

Julekake2020-12-15T10:26:05-06:00

Easy Thanksgiving Sides

Like all things 2020, Thanksgiving is going to be a little different this year. Odds are you're scaling down the celebration and doing a low key event with immediate family or those in your pod. I still plan on doing a whole turkey - mostly because I like the leftovers - but I'm not going all out on the sides this year. Usually I start

Easy Thanksgiving Sides2020-11-18T12:42:54-06:00

Rest In Peace

I visited my dad at the cemetery today. It was a beautiful day, just like the one when we buried him 14 years ago this month. I told all about the pandemic and what a crazy ride it had been since he died. The cemetery is a beautiful place with markers laid in the ground rather than standing up at the head of the grave.

Rest In Peace2020-10-10T21:04:21-05:00

Chicken Pot Pie

We're currently experiencing some warmer than usual temps in Minnesota., but last week when I made this we had a hard frost. There's nothing like a delicious chicken pot pie on a cold evening. If you're looking for comfort foods to feed the family this chicken pot pie is sure to please and you'll still have plenty of leftovers. I could have made three pies

Chicken Pot Pie2020-10-07T10:12:55-05:00

One Month Orangetheory Fitness Update

It's been one month since I did a free class at Orangetheory Fitness and subsequently signed up. I've been going twice a week for four weeks and feeling pretty good about it. At 54 I have all the aches and pains of people thirty years older than me. I recently had wrist surgery so that mucks things up a bit too. Mostly, at 54 I'm

One Month Orangetheory Fitness Update2020-09-30T12:39:02-05:00

K-Tel’s Music Express

K-Tel's Music Express is the first album I ever purchased with my own money. I was 9 and had saved my allowance for what seemed like forever so I could purchase this album. I had other albums - I had the soundtrack to American Graffiti, the soundtracks to all the Disney movies from that era - Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks,

K-Tel’s Music Express2020-09-24T13:19:58-05:00

Homemade Tomato Soup – Super Easy & Delicious!

I grew up on Campbell's Tomato Soup. It was the meal of the sick and infirm in my house. Caught a cold? Here's some Campbell's Tomato Soup. Get your finger slammed in the car door? Have a bowl of piping hot canned soup. Got dumped? Here's some soup - heat it up in the microwave. Nothing beats tomato soup with a grilled cheese

Homemade Tomato Soup – Super Easy & Delicious!2020-09-14T15:15:45-05:00

About Redhead Ranting

Redhead Ranting is the rantings of a frazzled, twice divorced mother of two who freelances and cares for two stupid dogs while writing her memoir against incredible and unbelievable odds (but will make a wonderful book one day).

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