Monthly Archives: June 2012


2012-06-29 10.36.55 1 comment
WOW.  Did June FLY by or what?  I do not like how quickly this summer is going by…   We enjoyed our week, however.  My son graduated from his preschool program, and that was exciting for him!     Friday we drove up to Silver Lake, walked around, and then hiked up above to Twin Lake: The view of Silver Lake about halfway up to Twin Lake Twin Lakes (although I only actually saw one lake…not sure why the name […]

5 Things July 1st!


P1000099
Yay for pork!!  The other white meat, right?   I confess, this week’s delectable dozen isn’t something that health enthusiasts will approve of.  This is NOT the other white meat part of pork.  It’s a sinful, blissful, tasty side, however, and I was drooling while typing this list up.  Everything is okay in moderation, including bacon, right?     #1 JDawg Sauce for your hot dogs  #2 Ham and Cheddar Pretzel Bites #3 Bacon-Wrapped Li’l Smokies in a Brown Sugar […]

Friday’s Delectable Dozen – More Pork



417px-Frederick_Douglass_portrait
A few of my favorite Frederick Douglass quotes: (photo) “A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.”     “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”   “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”   “It is easier to build strong children than to repair […]

Thoughtful Thursday – Frederick Douglass


Orange Juice Concentrate
A few months ago, our local grocery store put oranges on sale in a major way.  Seriously, it was a 40-lb box for $3.99!  What to do with all those oranges?  Why, make homemade orange juice concentrate, of course!       We don’t eat a lot of oranges at our house, although we should, but I could NOT pass up that deal.  Am I a woman, or what?  But I have to give myself some credit, because I didn’t […]

Homemade Orange Juice Concentrate – 2 ingredients!



1 comment
Whew, what a week!   Munchkin is already out of school for the summer.  Buddy Boy is not.  He’ll be starting his last week of school tomorrow!  I’ve been so looking forward to it, but I confess that after this last week, I’m dreading having him home all day.  He’s been having high anxiety issues lately, and that usually means major meltdowns.  This week was no exception.  Hopefully this week will be a fresh start!  We did move a lot […]

5 Things 6/24


DSC_0638
It’s time for me to share another awesome dozen recipes that I’ve found from around the web.  This week’s focus is pork.  I’m focusing more on pork roast, loin, and chops, and then next week I’ll give some of the other pork some attention…you know, the ham, sausage, and bacon stuff.  Enjoy!!     #1  Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Pork   #2 Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin #3 Mexican Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas #4 Favorite Pork Chops […]

Friday’s Delectable Dozen – Pork




100_3171 2 comments
Ahh, another week of summer.  I gotta tell you, I’m LOVING it.  Time off work, my kids home…I know that by the time school starts again I’ll be glad to get back onto a schedule, but who can deny the joy of picking fresh raspberries for breakfast with the kiddos, and completing completely random goals (like “go to one park/week”, or “let’s try to build something out of that scrap wood”)?  Logan River, Rendezvous Park  My husband teaching the kids […]

5 Things 06/17