Monday, February 22, 2010

Pulled Pork Tacos= YUMMY :)

I found this recipe in Health magazine and it is AWESOME!!!! Jason asked if I could make these every week for him! I ♥ this easy, healthy recipe :) Oh and I reallllly that it's a crockpot meal!!!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 4 hrs 15 mins
Makes: 6 servings

2 cups bottled salsa, plus more for serving
2 TBSP chili powder
2 TBSP dried oregano
1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 (2 1/2 lb) boneless pork butt or shoulder, trimmed
18 corn tortillas (give or take) we also tried them w/four tortillas, but really preferred the corn :)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro sprigs
3/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 limes, cut into wedges

Combine the first 5 ingredients (through salt) in a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Add the pork and turn to coat.

Cook pork, covered, on high for 4-5 hours on on low for 7-8 hours, or until the meat is tender and pulls apart easily.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 20 mins before serving. Stack the tortillas, and wrap in foil. Bake for 15 mins. or untul warm.

Shred pork with 2 forks, and str meat into the cooking liquid. Serve shredded pork with warm tortillas, cilanto, sour cream, red onion, lime and extra salsa.

I have failed many, many, many times at trying new recipes and was a bit nervous about this (pork and me... don't always get along) But this turned out to be forever in my "go to dinners"!! Next time I make these, I will double it for sure

We had a celebration this week!!

Such a wonderful, exciting, awesome week for Tatianna....

She stopped sucking her thumb!!!!!!!

We had a little party for her (cake, ice cream, going out for dinner) I can't even begin to describe how happy both Jason and I are about this! She has sucked her thumb constantly from inside my belly (i have pictures) until just last Sunday :) It was a little hard for her to fall asleep the first night, but I went and got her some glow in the dark stars for her ceiling to help get her mind off wanting to suck her thumb :)

She helped me make her beautiful, delicous strawberry cake... YUMMY :)

We let Tatianna know how proud we were of her after the 1st day of no thumb sucking, and said if she could do it for 5 more days, she could go to the Disney store and pick out any Barbie Princess she wanted!!!
A little incentive never hurt anyone :)

Here she is with Sleeping Beauty and her fairy godmothers!

Yay for not so many sicknesses, Yay for being able to play w/the other children in the play room in Ikea, Yay for her right thumb nail beginning to heal.....
Yay, Yay, Yay :)

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bird feeding time :)

This picture makes me laugh :) this is Tati's pretend cry/laugh...
she's got it down to almost perfection with all the practice!!!

Tatianna and I have been trying to get our "craft on" lately :)
Here's some simple bird feeders that we made last week when the weather was BEAUTIFUL!!
We need to take advantage of those days up here!
Super simple: pine cone+ peanut butter+ birdseed+ a little yarn= happy birds

We had a great time doing these...
even if the birds have YET to eat off of them :( ha ha