Sunday, June 20, 2010

"Create" ... Crock Pot Pork Barbacoa

Okay...so easy...so amazingly yummy.  Dump in the pot, turn it on, and go to your scrapbooking room and have some fun.

Pork Barbacoa
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 lb pork loin roast
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
1/2 c. worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbs dried minced onion

Put in crock pot and cook 4 hrs. on high. Shread. Then add
1 can red enchilada sauce

Serve in flour tortilla with rice and beans, topped with more enchilada sauce and cheese.  Broil to melt cheese.  BEWARE...it's amazing!!!!!

Enjoy~~

Friday, June 18, 2010

"Create" ... a giftbag for my "Superman"

I made this giftbag for my hubby for Father's Day.  Emma at "My Creative Time" challenged us to use this cartridge on her throwback Thursday.    I cut him at 6" and it's on a lunch-sized bag.  The stamp is from my new Peachy Keen Everyday stamp set.

Enjoy~~

Thursday, June 3, 2010

"Create"...Roasted Tomatillo Chile Salsa

Okay...you have to try this.  So easy (really!!) and so yummy.  This is Tyler Florence's recipe. 

 You will need:  1 lb. tomatillos
1 white onion, peeled & quartered
4 garlic gloves
2 jalapenos
2 t. ground cumin
1 t. salt
1/2 c. chopped cilantro leaves
1/2 lime, juiced
 
Pull the husks off and quarter.
 
Top the jalapenos and cut lengthwise, using knife remove the ribs and seeds (do not touch eyes, can wear gloves and wash hands afterwards.
Using the back of a knife, lay knife on garlic glove, wack the knife with your palm.  The skin of the garlic will fall right off.  Cut cloves in half.
Throw tomatillos, onions, jalapenos, and garlic on cookie sheet
and roast at 400 for 15 min.
Transfer the roasted vegetables and any juices on the bottom of the tray to a food processor.  Ruff chop the cilantro and place in food processor.
Add lime juice (I didn't have a fresh lime so I used 2 T. of ReaLime Concentrate)
the cumin and the salt.
Using the pulse, run a few times, scrapping down the sides until chopped but still chunky.
This is great served hot or cold.
I also mix with Ranch Dressing and it makes a wonderful dressing for taco salad.
You can also put sliced grilled chicken, this salsa, and cheese in a tortilla, roll up and smother with more sauce on top with a little more cheese and broil until cheese melts.
Enjoy~~

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

"Create"...Graduation Gift for Graduating Laurels

This is a gift we are giving our graduating Laurels, welcoming them into Relief Society. (Our church's class for women).  We are giving them a manual, a Symphony candy bar and a card that has the following poem inside.

The card is made using SEI paper and a 4" cut of the Cameo3 from the "Heritage" cartridge.
The cut on the medium-sized Symphony candy bar is 3" wide using the "A Child's Year" cartridge.

I like the way this poem ties in Young Women's and Relief Society. 

Enjoy~~


Through life’s changes hold onto the beauty and truth
Of each Young Women value you learned in your youth.

Heavenly Father will guide you as your course you chart;
Walk by faith with each footstep, a prayer in your heart.

For it’s your divine nature you’re here to refine;
You’re a daughter of God throughout all your lifetime.

Individual worth is a principle true,
For your sins and your sorrows the Lord bled for you.

In this season of life you’ll continue to seek
Gospel truths, self-improvement and knowledge concrete.

For each choice you’re accountable, though hard to make;
Let your sisters surround you and lend you their strength.

Your excitement through transition years will abound;
With good works you will see that your joy can compound.

With integrity deep in your soul you’ll feel calm,
And be worthy of promptings to guide you along.

With your eye on the temple your virtue is sure,
And the Holy Ghost’s whisperings will lead to its door.

Now in Relief Society charity dwells,
And this value you’ll add to the ones you know well.
It’s the pure love of Christ you’ll devote now to learn,
So that into his arms you may one day return
(from TheIdeaDoor.com)

"Create"..."YOU ROCK" Father's Day Card

I've been blessed to have wonderful father figures in my life.  My loving father, my hard-working grandfathers, my sweet, compassionate and romantic husband, and now I get to see my own son take on this honored roll.  To all these men I say "Thank You".
Enjoy~~