Showing posts from March, 2014

Rosemary Balsamic Pork Loin

This recipe is a real risk for my family. The Mister is not a big pork fan, but will pretty much eat whatever I make. I knew O wouldn't touch it and I had a pretty good feeling that P would eat it considering he eats everything. So what did my critics have to say? As I had expected, O turned his head to it. Shawn ate it with a smile and said, "It was a nice change." And of course P ate it. I am not sure he loved it, but he ate it without a fuss.

I enjoy pork, especially a pork loin. My mom use to make this often when we were growing up. Much simpler then this recipe, but it was still good. There are a few things I would do differently next time I make. I would not add the black pepper to the rub. It was just too peppery for my liking. I would also use regular bacon like the recipe calls for instead of the Turkey bacon I substituted.

So here's the low down. This recipe was adapted from the little leopard Book.

Ingredients (serves 6-8)

3 lbs boneless pork loin         3…

Busy Bag Play Date

We recently took part in a busy bag play date, well, sort of. We were invited, RSVP'd, made our bags and at the last minute couldn't go. We had a doctors appointment earlier that morning that ended up being a 2 hour process between waiting to see the doctor and actually seeing the doctor. What a morning. So needless to say, we did not make the busy bag exchange. Our good friend Kate was nice enough to drag all of our activities home with her. This weekend we actually had some time to pull out our activities and play with them. Owen had a great time and so did I. Check out some of our new activities.

Worm In the Grass- This is a great fine motor activity for the little guy. Basically the clothespin is your bird. Ours has a cute little feather on it to make it look like a bird or maybe even a butterfly should we let our imagination run free. This teaches the little ones to use their thumb and pointer finger to pinch the clothespin to open and dive in and pick up a worm out of the…

Pinterest Project Bust

I've been pretty fortunate with my Pinterest projects endeavors. I've had a lot of success with recipes, DIY projects, crafts and activities for the kids. This though, is definitely my first BUST! I had to laugh and then of course share.

St. Patrick's Day Handprint Craft


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right? Better luck next time, I guess.  Now do I dare attempt with P?