Monday Randomness: A Holiday Weekend in Review

Well we have had a whirlwind of activity since we got home from Alaska last Sunday at 3:00am.

We were glad for just a 4 day work week because we really needed to catch up on our sleep (and four hour time change).

Of course Thursday we participated in some 4th of July festivities.

I made my Lemon-Lime sugar cookies and some sour cream deviled eggs with bacon to add to the Independence potluck at my parents’ house.

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Poppi, the fierce watch dog, kept an eye out for any firework shenanigans while I cooked.

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I also finished a slip-cover project for a desk chair that I had been trying to complete for weeks.

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The project will actually be featured on Goodwill’s The Good Life blog in a few weeks.. stay tuned.

Then Thursday afternoon I also whipped up a batch of Spicy Pork Carnitas to help feed teenage boys(plus a few extras) over the weekend.

I used the carnitas with my baked taco recipe.

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I love make ahead meals.

One pork roast will cover 3-4 meals, making each serving of  homemade carnitas only 25¢ each.

I put the two meals worth of carnitas in the freezer for a quick weeknight dinner.

I also put together some quick homemade mango and cherry popsicles with my new frozen treat maker.

Love this product!

I used a combination of Greek yogurt, fresh fruit and fruit juice. YUM.

Norpro Ice Pop Maker $18.99

Then on Saturday afternoon I also made a batch of Ham and Swiss Twisted Sandwiches from the blog Foodie with Family.

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 I served them for lunch on Sunday after church. They were a huge hit. (and super easy and cheap with deli ham and frozen bread dough)

Then we geared up for another 4 day work week because on Thursday we head out on a road trip to Michigan for 10 days to visit my husband’s family.

Once we get back we are going to tackle one of our bathroom projects…I can’t wait!

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