June 18, 2017

Green Chili Pork

4 large butterfly pork chops (make a couple of them bone-in for super duper flavor)
2 large or 3 small white onion, quartered
1 large poblano pepper
2 large jalapeno peppers
1 large anaheim(chili) pepper
10 To 15 small tomatillos-depending on size
6 garlic cloves or a couple of teaspoons crushed garlic OR 4 cubes of frozen
salt, pepper, olive oil 
1/2 cup chicken stock
Juice of 2 limes
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 TBSP. onion powder

In large skillet, brown chops seasoned with salt and pepper in olive oil(just long enough to brown, not cook through)

Salt and pepper the veggies and line a sheet pan with foil. Lay out veggies on sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil and roast at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until skins are blistered. Let cool for a while and put in blender and blend until smoothISH. I like a few chunks in mine.

Spray the inside of your crock pot with cooking spray, lay chops in and pour the verde mixture over it. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10. I PREFER the low cooking method as it seems to make the pork more tender.

**You can also use chicken with this recipe, instead of pork.

January 23, 2017

January 15, 2017

Cabin Fever

We are stuck inside because of ICEAGEDDON! Not really..not even close. But the whole world is shut down because the weather forecast all week said it was going to be the worst ice storm we had ever seen. Schools closed, businesses closed, activities were cancelled and here we all sat while the slight, NOT FREEZING, rain fell outside. Four days....4.days of nothing, 4 days of laying around, 4 days of eating (cabin fever is directly related to eating the house down), 4 days of  Lailey trying to figure out how to occupy her kid mind. I've been working on the oil business, reading, blogging, taking pictures, strategizing, etc. So, I'm actually a tiny bit thankful for the time to get those things done. And cooking. Let's not forget the cooking. I made yummy chicken and noodles and ya'll...I'm here to tell you, that is one comforting dish of goodness. I'll share my recipe below! Here's a little something to tempt your taste buds. 

We went rebel though and got out for chinese last night. I couldn't take it anymore. I had to see some natural light, breath some fresh air. When we returned home, the wee one talked me into board games. It was actually really fun. She is such a great game player. I remember kids, when I was young, that you hated to play with because A) They cheated and B) They cried or flipped the board over if they lost. UGH!!! Lailey is just funny which makes it totally fun! For Christmas, she got some of the old school games; Trouble, Sorry, Connect Four (3 of my all time favs as a kid). And I have to say, she held her own. She genuinely whipped me...some. It was pretty equal. 

Today, we build a fort. I promised, there is no getting out of it. She recorded me on my phone saying it. She has an actual verbal contract. Not sure how I feel about that. But, it's gonna happen. I treasure these times, as hard as it is to get into it at times. And so my word for this year, FOCUS, comes into play. I'm going to focus today on being home with her, having these days to make memories, laugh and be silly. Peace out ya'll. Have a happy, blessed Sunday!

January 20, 2014

Martin Luther King day or MILK day as my 5 year old called it. We are out of school and home getting things "done."

Today is a good day. I feel good, which is becoming more and more rare.  I hate being unhealthy. I am attempting to change that. I started a medical driven program through the clinic I'm working for. I will report as time goes on. Right now I am taking 4 supplements and doing "medical food" supplements for Diabetics. I am excited and I am motivated. I pray it lasts.  I am tired of feeling sick, I am tired of having no energy and I'm tired of not being the parent I always envisioned I would be BECAUSE of my health! I am TRYING. I am HOPEFUL. I am GRATEFUL!

I am thankful for Martin Luther King. He was a voice to a generation that listened. I pray more men and women like him will stand up for what is RIGHT in America. We need it!