Wednesday, June 12, 2013

DIY Flowers Spilling Out of Pot On Ground

Our yard took a beating this winter.  We had massive cold snaps all the way into May.  I am so glad I am not trying to grow a vegetable garden this year.

However, I do have some spots that need some help.  I am loving this image below from Sunstate Companies - Las Vegas, NM.
 I have this great pot shown below.
I have tons of dead space out front.  I think almost every plant froze to death.
I have this rock area right by the front door.

Now to decide.   I am leaning towards the rock area.  At the far right is a kind of large plant, but I could trim it down.

Decisions, decisions.  It is 100 degrees in the Southwest right now.  Too hot to plant.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Do you display Wine Corks?

Years ago at a friends house she had a big bowl of wine corks.  I loved it so much I had to copy it.
I do a big bowl.
And.....have started a jar.  Feeling like a wino.
Want to get yours started, but not a big wine drinker?  Look for a winemaking store/ beer making store, and call.  They sell them by the bag.  Or go online and buy a bag of corks.  Great way to get your bowl/jar started.

Just fun.  Smile.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork - Crockpot Cooking

I had to post this, even though I don't have the finished product pics.  -- We ate it all. Oops.

Anyway, I took a pork roast, just whatever I found at the grocery store.  Lots of people use Pork Shoulder/Butt -- but, (hehe) I just used a pork roast with very little fat.

Put in Crockpot, cover with a can of Chipotle Sauce, and Dr. Pepper, add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and cook, cook, cook, until done.  I cooked mine on high for 3 hours then low until it was falling apart.  I shredded it in the Crockpot, added 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce, and then cooked on low for another hour.

Serve on rolls, toast, rice, noodles. 

I am sure this could also be done with chicken.  I would use 4-6 breasts so it made alot.  Leftovers and all.  I will have to give it a try.