Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dylan graduates to the saucer

There are certain steps in life that show we are growing or aging. For my kids one of the first is the graduation from the bouncy seat to the saucer. All 3 of my kids have used this saucer that was given to us 2nd hand while we were in seminary. (One of the best gifts ever!!!) I just can't believe that Dylan is ready for this. He will be 5 months old in a few days. Where has the time gone? He was in his bouncy seat screaming and I picked him up and put him in the saucer. He wasn't sure what to think at first.
But then..... He LOVED it. The crying stopped and the jumping started.

We all love the saucer!!
Anyone need a well used bouncy seat? I think we are officially done with it.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Superman

Knox: "Girls love Superman"

Sunday Picnic

We had a little break in the heat one Sunday and decided to go have a picnic. Here are a few pictures of the kids enjoying the day.

Mmmmmm toes!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sleep standing up

This is how I found Knox the other night. Not quite standing up but on his feet, leaned over the bed and yes, very much asleep.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Crockpot Carnitas

OK I have been slackin' on posting good recipes but that is because I have been slackin' on trying new recipes. But my friend, Molly, made this for me and I had to have the recipe because it is soooo good.

2 - 3 lb pork roast
1 can rotel
2 cans El Pato tomato sauce (this is in a bright yellow 8 oz can in the Hispanic section of the grocery store)
1 tsp cumin
dash of garlic salt
1 can chicken broth
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Dump all of the above in a crockpot (this is an exact science, folks). Set it on low and let it cook about 5 hours.
Then add a can of pinto beans. (This is optional)
Cook another hour
Then take roast out and shred it and add it all back to the pot and cook another hour or until you can't stand to smell it another minute without eating it. It will be soupy so either drain some of the liquid or use a slotted spoon.

This is a build your own taco sort of thing - serve with soft tortillas, cheese, sour cream, rice or whatever topping you want. I made a cilantro lime rice like they have at Chipotle:
Cook rice as directed then add chopped fresh cilantro and 2 caps of lime juice (again, exact science here).
This is such a yummy dish and would be great for a casual dinner party or for just yourself with lots of leftovers...hmmmmm!!!

Update: My friend gave me another great tip for this. If you don't want to eat all the leftovers immediantly you can put them in the freezer. Then the day you want them just dump the frozen block back into the crockpot and cook on low all day. She said by that night it will taste just as good as it did the first time...... Awesome!!