whole-y cow.

We’re drinkin’ whole milk over here!

pork so good you won’t forget it.

I found this pork recipe that is out of this world good.  I am OBSESSED with this pork for 2 reasons:

1.  It’s deliciousness.
2.  It’s so stinkin easy to prepare.

I call it my 4 x 2 recipe.  It has 4 ingredients besides the pork and the measurements are all 2’s.

What you need:

–  1 1/2 pound pork [I usually use a loin but whatever you can find works and trim off the excess fat]
–  2 cups salsa [I use store-bought because I’m pretty lazy]
–  2 T dried oregano
–  2 T chili powder
–  2 T cocoa powder [unsweetened]

Combine the ingredients and stir them together in the crockpot.

Oh yeah, did I mention it’s a crockpot recipe?  Even easier.

Then add the pork and flip it to make sure it’s coated.  Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8-9 hours.  Easy peasy.

The recipe suggested pork tacos so we usually do that because who doesn’t like a good taco night.  It’s also awesome over rice.  Cilantro lime rice.  Really awesome that way.

*This recipe is approved by all members of the Morgan Family.

This recipe is from Real Simple and can be found here.

welcome to our adventures.

Hi and welcome to the Adventures of Jack and Me!  Thanks for being here and reading along with us.  Here’s a little background on me and how I got to be here blogging our adventures.

My name is Lauren and I love staying home taking care of our little guy, Jack.  My husband, Tommy, works really hard so that Jack and I get to have fun adventures every day. [You can read more about me and my family on the about us page.]

I’ve been writing on a blog for awhile now but with no real direction.  I love to write, I love to share, and I love interacting with others through blogging, so with the encouragement of my husband and some sweet friends, I’m diving in to this world of blogging, sharing what I have to offer.

I’m a Registered Dietitian and am learning that everything isn’t as easy as the books say and as we sometimes tell people, especially when it comes to kids.  As Jack has grown from a baby to a toddler I’ve learned several things:

–  it can be hard to make sure he has a balanced diet every day

–  it’s hard to prepare healthy meals for my family with a baby/toddler around

–  life often gets in the way of all the “how-to’s” I used to tell patients and clients

But I’ve also learned how much MORE it means to me now to prepare healthy, tasty food for my family.  How important it is to care for my little guy by providing the best nourishment I can for him.  And I’ve learned some easier, what I like to think are short-cut ways to do this.   Mostly, I’m learning more every day and I’m excited to share that here.  Thanks for being here.