I can’t believe it’s been a year since I wrote a post!
How is everyone? I’m great. Traveling for work, busy with my new passion, my Skoolie and on Day 16 of a Whole30 round. I haven’t done a complete Whole30 in a few years and even though I’ve remained gluten-free for nearly 8 years, I’m still having some aches and pains that I wanted to see what might be triggering them.
On Whole30 you cook A LOT. And that’s cool, since I love cooking! Last night I made ribs with my favorite homemade rub. And thought I’d share it with you. These can be made in your quick cooker (instant pot) fast or slow. I’ll include both here. Yesterday they were slow cooked because I love how it permeates the air in the bus 😋
1 pound of ribs (I used boneless country-style)
2 large onions sliced in chunks
2 heaping TBS of Ancho Chili Pepper (I used Penzeys Chili 9000 blend)
1 TBS ground espresso coffee
1 TBS smoked paprika
1 TBS roasted garlic
1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup stock (doesn’t matter what kind, use water if you don’t have stock)
Turn your quick cooker on brown/sautée and put in the coconut oil.
Throw your ribs in a gallon-sized zip-loc bag. Dump in the spices. Shake until completely coated.
Brown ribs on each side for 3 minutes (if using traditional slow cooker do this in a pan).
Throw the onions on top of the ribs.
Place lid on.
If slow cooking cook for 4 hours.
If quick cooking 45 minutes!
I had a side of sweet potato with ghee.
So there’s been a lot of progress on the bus! I drove it up to the Panhandle of Florida to get some work done with a fellow Skoolie who was generous enough to put some time into helping me get bathroom walls up, water tanks hung and some plumbing run! He also put together a […]
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I woke up after a wonderful sleep in an Airbnb house this morning. And called Mr. Walsh at the Culpeper school transportation depot and he came and picked me up.
The bus had been serviced and filled up. And after we did our paperwork he took me out and walked me through some of the special things on the bus. She looks fantastic! Besides four spots that need to be puttied up her body is in excellent condition. He gave me a quick lesson in how to use the airbrakes and then have me demonstrate that I knew how to use them.
I got on the road and headed east towards I 95. And met a friend of mine, Mary, who I’ve known via the Internet for more than 15 years. And then I got on I 95 south in Virginia and headed home.
I stopped for a complete fill up before leaving Virginia because the gas was so much cheaper than North Carolina. The truckers at the truckstop were really awesome helping me figure out the diesel pump and I checked the fluids and all were OK.
I’ve made it as far is Selma, North Carolina. I’ll get up early in the morning and continue my journey home.
Here’s some photos from day one: