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Fall’s Beauty and God’s Grace


Fall is here and it brings with it a renewed sense of energy for me – I love the cooler temps, the beauty of the colored leaves, the bonfires, the fact that school is back in session and learning is in progress and with the falling leaves brings the sense of renewal.

Every year we see the splendor of beautiful colors, we experience the sadness of the falling leaves, but as our weather turns color, we get beautiful white snow that covers everything…

And while the earth lays dormant we strongly walk on.

As it is with God’s grace.

Through tough times, God continues to show us beauty and even if we don’t acknowledge Him, He lays dormant in our hearts waiting for us to let His light shine in.

And then Spring arrives and with it the beauty of renewed life.

It’s in that moment in our lives that we acknowledge that He’s been with us all along.

Our lives awaken just like the flowers bloom.

God is good.

Patty O

Comfort Food…Sweet Sauerkraut and Pork Ribs


With the onset of Fall here in Northern Minnesota, I decided to share one of my family’s favorite recipes.  It’s perfect for these cool days!

You can certainly replace the pork ribs with pork chops, but I won’t substitute The Zup’s Food Market sauerkraut with any other!

This serves approx. 8-10 people.  This is a large recipe which you can cut in half…however, you’ll love the leftovers too!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sweet Sauerkraut and Pork Ribs

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3# of Pork Ribs               1 Qt of Zup’s Homemade Sauerkraut

1/2 to 3/4 bag of Brown Sugar                Caraway Seeds

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Brown the pork ribs in your fry pan with a splash of olive oil.

Layer them in your baking pan (I use a 12×15 pan).

Sweet sauerkraut ribs 2

Cover with strained sauerkraut.

Cover sauerkraut with brown sugar (yes, a lot!)

sweet sauerkraut ribs 3

Sprinkle Caraway Seeds over.  I put them on fairly thick.

Cover and bake in 350 degree oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hr.

Sweet sauerkraut ribs

Serve with homemade mashed potatoes and enjoy!

Patty O

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