Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Megan's Pulled Pork

These little suckers were goooooood!
Great/EASY recipe for parties. 
We served these up for the USC domination of UCLA this past Saturday!

Ingredients:
1 Pork Shoulder (3-5 lbs)
Liquid Smoke (tbl. per lb.)
1 Head of Chopped Cabbage
Soy Sauce (to taste)

Start with the pork shoulder and cut off the fat (this job screamed Shane, I need you!).  Once the fat is trimmed, put it in the crock pot on high with the liquid smoke.  You'll want to add a tablespoon of liquid smoke per pound of meat.  Let it cook on high for 8 hours.  After 8 hours, you'll want to drain the juice into a bowl and set aside.  At this point, your pork will be VERY stinky (good stinky, but stinky) and easy to shred.  Shred the pork and add chopped cabbage. Add back in a few ladles of juice and some soy sauce and let cook for 1 hour.  Serve it up on some Kings Hawaiian rolls.

Enjoy!
And thanks Megan for the wonderful recipe.  

XO, 
S

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Cravings.

I heard they would come and they've finally arrived- CRAVINGS. 
Nothing too out of the ordinary, but here's what BB (Baby Ball) and I are craving as of late:

Pasta, hot, warm, rich cheesy PASTA
Get in my belly. 
(side note: this craving is super weird because I did not fancy pasta prior to pregnancy, it didn't agree with my tummy, so I'd opt for spaghetti squash or sauce over veggies)

Next up, The Habit Charburger
(side note:  I used to like my burgers plain, now I like them with cheese and grilled onions)

Next- FRUIT, fruit and more Fruit! 

Loving FRESH citrus and berries. 
CANNOT get enough!
Lastly, I'm really diggin these little guys- Sour Patch Kids.
 I'm normally more of a chocolate, salty sweet kinda girl, but right now these are my jam!

That's all I can think of at the moment.  Yesterday, we had a standard appointment with our OB and we got to hear the heartbeat again.  I love that wa-wa-wa sound, it's like music to my ears.  Next week we have our 20 week screening and find out 100% what the sex is (that is if the baby is cooperating)! 
CANNOT WAIT to start decorating.
TTFN.

XO, 
S

P.S. 
19 weeks and counting

Monday, November 14, 2011

Knowledge is Power!

...or OVERWHELMING!
Here's my new library, mostly given or lent to us by friends. 
I think I bought two of these and have opened three.(insert ashamed face here)
The first 16 weeks were about trying to feel better, now it's time to get my read on. 
Do you have a favorite, must read baby book?
I must say Exploiting My Baby by Teresa Strasser is my fav!

Happy Reading!

XO,
S

Thursday, November 10, 2011

FINALLY... I am human again.

self portrait - weeks 6-16

Wow, that was the world's longest hang over and to think it wasn't even from drinking?!  Wondering what in the heck I'm talking about, well if you've ever experienced  "morning sickness" (let me clear my throat and say bullshit, all day sickness), it sucks, BUT the good news is it has finally passed (KNOCK ON EVERYTHING AROUND YOU, just in case).  I can finally enjoy my growing mid section and the little being inside me!  Yippee!

Bet you didn't know, I heart drugs!

Explanation: Unfortunately, before I could enjoy officially being nausea free, I caught a terrible cold.  Let me just tell you, being sick and pregnant double sucks.  I didn't realize what a druggy I was, until I couldn't take any for my recent cold. After a weekend of sniffles and trouble breathing through both my nose and mouth, I reached out to my doctor who said I could take Benadryl.  It dried me up real nice, but made the insomnia I was experiencing worse (gave me a whole new meaning to Up All Night, practice? Maybe!), either way- NO BUENO.  Long story short, I'm better now and happy, happy, happy.  Unfortunately I missed this 'happy' feeling on my bday, but que sera sera, on to greener pastures, there's always next year!

Next up, Thanksgiving and the holidays, woohoo!  My favorite time of year.   

XO, 
S

P.S. Stay healthy!