- Parallel parking my Tahoe in a Prius-sized parking space at school.
- Putting Big Boy Undies on DJ (little DJ) and then forgetting about them. And then going to Walmart. (Which is always a bad idea, in and of itself. Always.)
- Writing smart-alecky answers to the questions on my geology homework at midnight. (Why, oh why do I think I'm funny when I'm tired? Or ever?)
- Letting Olivia hold the bag of wheat we were taking to my aunt Mary's house to grind (because she has a really spiffy grinder and let us use it because she's awesome that way). I have wheat kernels all over my car.
- Eating Cafe Rio knock-off pork salads for, like, eight meals straight. Holy angioplasty, Batman.
Good ideas I had slash ripped off this week but mostly just ripped off:
- Six words: Cafe Rio pork knock-off recipe. Where have you been all my life?! I'm going to post it here...it's that good. And for those of you who are worried about the Coke--don't worry, the caffeine burns off when you cook it. (wink, wink)
- "Human progress never rolls in on wheels on inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co-workers with God..."--Martin Luther King, Jr. Good idea.
- Putting spinach and frozen broccoli in my kids' smoothies. I got this idea from my brilliant friend, Judi, who has been tricking her children into eating vegetables this way for years. Good parenting is all about trickery. And bribery. And starfall.com.
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for...
Cafe Rio Pork Knock-off Recipe That I Found On the Internet
2 lbs. pork (the fatty, delicious shoulder kind that comes in a net because it's bad for you)
3 cans Coca-Cola (NOT diet. Seriously? You're already eating pork.)
1/4 c. brown sugar
dash garlic salt
1/4 c. water
1 can diced green chilies
3/4 can enchilada sauce (medium-hotness Old El Paso)
1 c. brown sugar
Marinate the pork in 1 and 1/2 cans of Coke and 1/4 c. brown sugar for a few hours or overnight.
Drain marinade and put pork, 1/2 can of Coke, water and garlic salt in a crock pot on high for 3-4 hours. Remove pork and drain and leftover liquid. Shred pork.
In a food processor or blender, blend 1/2 can Coke, chilies, enchilada sauce, and 1 c. brown sugar. Put shredded pork and sauce in crock pot on high for another two hours. Voila!
And, as promised, The Ugly: