Thursday, January 17, 2013

Register For Give-Away - Ring My Bell - Ribs

I wanted to mention there is still time to register for my give-away.  Go here, and comment on this screen before Friday, January 18th at 11:59PM and you’ll be registered for the Hi Mountain Jerky, Cure & Seasoning Variety Pack give-away.

Training Bug is a goal set for 2013.  I have this crazy idea, now that I’ve potty trained the pup.  Our pup runs fast past the back door, and over to you if you’re sitting in the lodge to let you know she wants out of the house to do her business.  But what if you’re not sitting in the lodge; and you’re somewhere else in the house?  My thought; hang a bell attached to a rope on the back door. When the pup has to go outside, she rings the bell.

The last time I went to the pet store to pickup dog food, I wandered into the training section and found exactly what I was looking for.  A cord with a bell to attached to the door knob; then I looked at the price and thought, that’s crazy: $29.00.  No Way!!!!  I refused to pay $29.00 for a cord attached to a bell.   I went to the local craft store and they were out of bells.  So I wandered into a sporting goods store and they had a bell, they called it a bear bell, for $3.00.  I went ahead and snatched it up, took the bag off the bell (bag used to silence the bell).  Then I stole borrowed some paracord from Bulldog Man.   Cut it into three pieces, braided it, and fed the bell loop through the paracord and tied a knot at the very top.  All I needed to do then was just hook the cord over the door knob and viola’……..I have a training bell for my pup, Bug. :-)
Bear Bell On My Dusty Table, lol

Bell For Bug and Beans To Ring To Go Outside

*****Have you ever had a craving for a something different with beef ribs?
                     I found this recipe here, and modified it to this:
Crock Pot Hawaiian Country Beef Ribs
3 pounds country beef ribs
1 yellow onion (use any kind of onion) chopped
2 smashed garlic cloves
2 inches of peeled and sliced ginger
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup low sodium soy sauce
7 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1 (8 or 12) ounce can of diced pineapple w/juice
*after when serving, sprinkle scallions or sesame seeds on each dish
Place all ingredients in crock pot and cook on high for 8 hours.  Remove meat and chop into bite size pieces.  Cook up white or brown rice, spoon the Hawaiian Country Beef Rib mixture over rice and sprinkle with scallions or sesame seeds.

Bulldog Man Rates This Recipe with 4 Paws Up!!!!!

Sorry, I didn’t have the camera at the time I cooked this last night, so I have no pictures L


  1. YUM! Sounds delish, I will have to check that out. :-)

    1. 1st Man,

      It was totally delish!!! My husband took all of the left overs to work today and didn't save me any :-(

  2. What a great idea for a training tool and a bargain when you make it.

    1. Gail,

      It is a great idea, I'm hoping the little one understands to ring the bell. Every time I go to open the door, I wait for Bug to get close enough. Then I wiggle the bell close to her nose, and say let's go out. She actually went up to the bell this afternoon and bumped it. She's a fast learner. Now I need to get the older one to follow in her foot steps, lol....
      Yes, it's a bargin to make your own training tools when ever possible.

  3. We think our kitty door bell (pretty much like yours) is the best! Can't blame you for not wanting to pay that price!

    1. How cute, you have a bell for kitty?
      I refuse to pay those type prices, especially when you can make the item for substantially less.

  4. I actually bookmarked this post for my next rib rage.

    Our furchild came from a puppy mill. He had never touched the ground and was so weak. But he wanted to please us SO badly that he never peed on the floor and became trained immediately due to HIS desire to "do right" I suppose. They grab your heart and keep holding on.

    1. I really loved this recipe with beef ribs, you could use it with pork too I guess.

      I love furchildren :=)!!!!!
      Oh yes they grab your heart and don't let go.

  5. good job on the bell!!

    i hate paying an arm and a leg for something simple that is marketed as something special!

    you can buy a lot of ribs for $23!!! ;-)


    your friend,

    1. Jambaloney,

      You sure can!!!

      Your Friend,