Monday, February 20, 2012

my little man's first shower!

My sweet cousin put on a lovely shower for little e last weekend, filled with fantastic {and health-friendly} food, friends, family & plenty of superhero paraphanalia for the little guy ;)

I was so blessed by the outpouring of friends & family who came to love on ben, me & little e!  Being around these people always makes me wish we lived closer!

Some of baby boy's new digs...isn't he going to be the cutest?

Preparing for this little guy to make his entrance into the world has been so fun & it was the icing on the cake to celebrate his impending arrival with friends & family--we are so blessed! 
 Thank you for creating such a memorable day for us :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

From the encouragement of this little lady, I decided to share with you today one of my favorite & EASIEST recipes.  Slow Cooker Shredded Pork Tacos.

  • 2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 4 to 5 chipotles in adobo sauce (less if you are not into spicy)
  • 1/2 medium white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2-3 large tomatoes, chopped or 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 2 pounds boneless pork roast (untrimmed)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • Corn tortillas, warmed, for serving
  • Assorted taco toppings, for garnish (chopped radish, feta, cilantro, & avocado are what I like to use)

Dump all the ingredients (sans tortillas & toppings) into a crockpot & cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.  When done, shred pork (it should pull apart VERY easily).  Warm tortillas according to package directions or over a gas burner, assemble tacos & top with your favorite toppings!

and for a little variation....

Shredded Pork Quesadillas!

Take leftover shredded pork & create a yummy quesadilla with whole wheat tortillas, spinach, tomato, Monterrey jack + feta cheeses & mushroom.  Easy Peasy.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

a {bump} update

It's amazing how quickly time is passing.   Little man is about the size of an ear of corn now & will be gaining about 6 oz. a week from here on out!  He is constantly doing a little dance in my belly & has even showed off his dance moves for friends & family now. 

Things I'm enjoying:

Prenatal Yoga
Decaf Coffee (french pressed, of course)
Making clothes for little man
Singing to him in the car :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Onesies for the Little Mister

I've been having fun lately making some smart little onesies for the little man.  I think this may be the start of a new hobby...or maybe a new baby boy line :)

There will definitely be more of these to come!