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Hey, y’all! Welcome to the Ostara Tarot Blog Hop. We had two themes. For this blog I chose Theme 2. Our wranglers, Sharron and Jay, asked us, “Shuffle and randomly choose a card out of a deck that you feel is connected to the Spring Equinox. Please briefly mention in your blog what deck you used and why you feel it conjures up feelings of Spring for you. Now, imagine cracking an egg open and you find the card that you randomly choose inside of it. The card is your secret ingredient. Your source of inspiration. The challenge is to create a recipe that describes the energy of the card.”
My deck of choice was the Merryday Tarot. I have to confess I have not worked with this deck until recently. It was just one among many in my collection. By the way, I am releasing a large portion of my deck collection. I will be updating this link with more decks so do check back.
The Merryday Tarot appeals to me as a spring deck because it is very bright in color. The suits are the elements and seasons with Swords being Air/Spring. The card I drew was the Elemental of Pentacles aka the Page of Pentacles. In this deck, it bears the name of Centaur/Satyr along with these keywords: Instinctive, Common Sense.
And I realized I had to share a recipe from October 2008. I deemed this a Page of Pentacles recipe because it is a cheap meal. The Page is often my young job seeker just on the market. He or she is rarely “deep in the pockets” so the next meal may be at the all-you-can-eat beer bust. Spend a buck on a beer and stock up on the nibbles.
Well, that’s how it used to be. I think they shut those down as they encouraged folks to drink. Not me. I would buy my one beer (okay maybe two) and fill my plate. Twice. Not shy about taking home leftovers either.
Now there is a secret ingredient in this dish so you can turn it into a spell. Here’s the recipe. I’ll give you the secret at the end.
Page of Pentacles Chips Are Down Pork Chops
- 2 pork chops, thawed, bone in (If they are thick, extend the cooking time accordingly)
- 1/2 C Miracle Whip
- 1/2 C Parmesan
- 2-3 dashes Tabasco
- 1 & 1/2 C Crushed Potato Chips
- 1 TB olive oil
Preheat oven to 350.
Coat non-stick baking pan (I used a pie dish) with olive oil.
Mix Miracle Whip, Parmesan, Tabasco and pepper in a bowl. Coat pork with mixture. Press into potato chips on both sides. Place in the pie pan.
Bake for 50 minutes. NOTE: Check on chops at 30 minutes. And no need to add salt. Those potato chips are salty enough.
What’s the secret ingredient? The potato chips, of course. When you put this together, see the potato chips as the pentacles/coins coming into your life. Let the pepper be your passion and the pork chops your own stability. As you make this dish, envision eating it at a fine restaurant as you treat all of your supportive friends and family.
Let’s eat, y’all! Now hop on using the links below. Thanks for visiting me. I’m Arwen, the professional Joy Seeker. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.
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