Thursday, June 22, 2017

Piggy Piggy Tacos

If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band) by Alabama
Today's post originated as I sat in a taco shop while visiting my daughter in Texas a few weeks back.  I was in the process of thanking the Lord that I was introducing corn back into my diet and that it was going well - and that I got to enjoy the end results of some really great culinary thinking!  A song about Texas was in order.  And this just happens to be one of my favorites!  And if you're gonna eat in Texas - you gotta really like to eat good food!

My daughter and her family
moved to the Dallas area about a year 
and a half ago.
They, in fact, live on the very 
southern edge of Plano.
It's a much further commute to see them
than when they lived in the Salt Lake City area.
And, for this reason,
I don't get to see them as often.
(Insert HUGE sad face here.)

The plus side of the situation
is that we're all getting to know 
a new part of the country - 
well - new to us.
We've visited before,
but only briefly.

Now, the strategy seems to be
that they search and explore
and then, when we come to visit,
they share the best parts of
what they've found.
That's a pretty sweet setup, don't you think?

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Honey and Spice Pork Roast

Free Fallin' by Tom Petty
My husband just fell off his chair in shock - I can guarantee that.  I can foresee the future!  I can already hear the "WHOA!" from the den when he reads this.  My children - and grandchildren - across the western United States most likely also issued words of surprise. You see it's a well-known fact in my family that I've never learned to appreciate Tom Petty's music.  But my husband is a fan in a very BIG way!  And because Father's Day is this weekend and he is an amazing father, I give this recipe and post to him.  And all the other men out there who seem to find an emotional connection with this song!

My husband's fierce love of Tom Petty's music
instilled in him the mission to be sure
his grandchildren were fans as well.
He starts young.
Like birth.