Friday, January 23, 2009

Sweet Pork Heaven

All right, folks.
So I love Costa Vida's sweet pork, but I hate paying obscene amounts of money for it. So yesterday I decided I would look up knock off recipes on line and try a few out.... SUCCESS!! And the best part is the easier recipe tasted the awesomest. woot WOOT!

So if any of you are looking to try one out, here is what you need:

3-4 lbs pork shoulder butt
1 Cup Favorite salsa (I'm a wimp so I got the extra mild, but you can go as high as medium; I would recommend blending it so it isn't super chunky; I used pace which worked really well with taste)
1 1/2-2 Cups brown sugar (I went closer to two)

Put everything in the crock pot and slow cook it for all day (I didn't have as much time so I cooked it on high for probably 3 hours and then put it on low for another two)

Shred it and enjoy!
I used their nacho idea and used a foil pie pan. I put in white corn tortilla chips, put black beans on (heated up), put the pork on that then a cheese blend. Put it in the oven on broil for a minute until the cheese is melting. Then I put sour cream and home-made guacamole on top. You can also make a pico de gallo for it, but I'm not a huge tomato fan.

Anyway, there it is...and it is TASTY!

I'm going to figure out the dressing and the rice for the salad next...I'll keep you "posted"....
Get it? Posted?? Like blog posting??? HAHAHAHA :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Thought I would show the two pictures I have from the concert...basically they just show the excitement in our souls....That's mine and Laura's buddy Dale...our masculine support for the evening.


I know...I're all so pumped that I posted something!! :)
Sorry I'm not a very good blogger. I'm hoping to secure a digital camera so I feel like posting because lets face it...posting with out pictures is BORING...well...most of the time.


So this is more me thinking out loud, and I have no idea how to go about bringing it up, so I'll just bring it up.

I want to start a charity called Foot Rubs and Hugs. I got the idea when I was watching a french film the other night called the butterfly and the diving bell or something like that ( french...also it was edited...I suspect the un-edited version is not appropriate for ANY age group).
There is a man who is completely paralyzed from a stroke, and in one scene it shows them rubbing his hands and feet so the joints don't calcify. Laura just got back from Ecuador and she said they had to do that for some of the disabled children they looked after as well. So basically, it comes down to that I want to organize a group of people that if called can go and give foot rubs or hand rubs or just talk to people who are sick or elderly or whatever. Not sure how I'm going to make it all happen...but thought it was a good idea...

Anybody else have suggestions to go along with that or a way to make it happen??