Can kids become possessed?
I really think mine was today.
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Can kids become possessed?
I really think mine was today.
We’re a week into Whole30 and I am loving it.
And I might just kill you.
It all depends on any given moment.
All of our stuff arrived today!!!!!
I was so dang excited when that massive truck pulled up to the house.
The shipment was 2 days late so I was not that happy since I had to take a day off of work for it, but I was excited to have our stuffs! Yay stuffs! At least we got a $200 credit, but now I’m behind in work. Can’t win them all.
But for the next 4 hours I played air traffic control to the 2 guys unloaded all our stuff to the different rooms in the house. A lot of that was tricky since we are not really unpacking everything since we are living at my dad’s house while we a house is built. So there was stuff that was from Autumn’s room but shouldn’t go there now since we didn’t need it for the next 6-8 months so that and then had to go in the garage/other bedroom WIC. So I was trying to mentally cull them out as the guys had boxes as high as me on dollies to roll into the house and unload. They were great with my directions and setting things up.
And I might have hugged my box of shoes when they were unloaded from the truck. I missed all my Sperry’s. Okay, I totally did! ha!
But the unpacking will have to wait since I have 3 (insane) deadlines next week and Price is already traveling for work. I think I need to actually work both days because of stuff to do and from having to take yesterday off for the movers. Yes, I know Easter is Sunday. Oh well, a deadline is a deadline. Plus, yay OT. I’m gonna have to treat myself some more Sperry’s for the spring.
Anyway, I made a big batch of these Coca-Cola Carnitas this past weekend which is helping us get through the week since it makes life so much easier when you don’t have to cook dinner at night. Plus, they are dang awesome.
They are great to serve to a crowd since you don’t have to worry about someone saying they are too spicy. They are perfectly seasoned and kinda sweet without you being like ‘eww soda!’ Trust me. Aside from a few Sonia Limeades, I haven’t had soda in a year and a half. So I sorta felt wrong buying it, but this might just have to be my exception to the no-soda rule.
We always get bone in pork shoulders since I love how the bone gives the meat just a bit more flavor and keeps it really moist. Okay, I could be making that up, but that’s what I think so let’s go with it. So, in this case, I just cut the majority of the meat off the bone and adding the bone to the cut up meat in the pot. Super simple.
The carnitas are really versatile, so be sure to enjoy them in tacos, burritos, quesadillas, rice bowls, salads, and on nachos. You’ll love making, and devouring, these carnitas!
Makes 6-8 servings
For the Carnitas
*If you purchase bone-in pork shoulder, then you will want a large one to account for the weight of the bone, 4 – 4 1/2 pounds
Adapted from Chef Marcela Valladolid
I have major Wanderlust right now.
I don’t have the kind of life style that lets me travel as much as I would like, but I love to daydream that I could. I think that scrapbooker & designer Kelly Purkey leads such an adventurous life with all of her travels. I love to read her blog and check out what she is up to. You know when you type in the address bar and Google provides you with suggestions from previous seraches? Well, when I type in ‘K’ her blog comes up. Yeah, I guess I go there often…
Thankfully, I have a trip planned just next month to visit my best friend in Seattle. I seriously can’t wait to go. I haven’t seen her since she visited at Christmas a few weeks after Autumn was born. I miss her terribly ever since she moved away to Seattle, but knowing that she loves it there at least helps lessen the blow. Plus, it means I get to travel to see her!! We are going to cram so much damn stuff in that long weekend. Oh, and the food! And the drinks. I can’t even…
Anyway, back to reality…
I’m sharing such a wonderful, simple recipe today as it is my monthly Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day. I just love SRC as it gives me a little bit of an adventure to check out someone’s blog to make a recipe. Searching their blog for a recipe is like searching yelp for a great restaurant. It’s just a blast, I ask myself “I am in the mood for chicken? a dessert? a dip? should I make osmething with a slow cooker?” just like how you ask yourself ‘hmm, Chinese or pizza tonight.”
This month I took the slow cooker route with these Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas from Fantastical Sharing.
I was given Sarah’s blog this month. Sara is such a rock star with her role in Secret Recipe Club as a group organizer. She is so well organized, friendly, and just all around amazing. Sarah also has a blog full of recipes. FULL of recipes.
Plus, Sarah is due any day now!! I am so freaking excited for her. Her son Mason will be here soon enough.
I bookmarked so many recipes to consider, such as these Crock Pot Baked Potatoes, Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Bars, Kahlua Cake, and Buffalo Chicken Chili. I’m still determined to make those Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Bars!!
Ultimately, I picked this recipe because it was a Whole30 recipe! YAY! It made such great tacos. Plus, it was super simple. Which is fantastic all around, but made for such a great ‘cooking’ experience. I am getting burned out from all this Whole30 cooking. It just never ends! I want take out!! But this was refreshing as it took about 2 minutes to throw together. For real. Chop an onion, open cans, combine it all in a slow cooker.
This recipe is perfect when you know are gonna have a crazy day and need to get dinner on the table quickly. It will have everyone asking for more too!!
Sourced from Fantastical Sharing
Check out all the other great Secret Recipe Club posts this month!
And be sure to check out my 3 years of Secret Recipe Club posts!!!!
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