Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sweet BBQ Pork/Chicken

So I've done this a couple times now and it's so delicious and easy I had to share! First I made it with pork, then I made it with chicken. Both were good, but I do prefer the pork.

Sweet BBQ Pork/Chicken

2 lbs pork shoulder or 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups red salsa
1 1/2 cups agave

Put all ingredients into crock pot. Cook on low for 8ish hours, or high for 4ish hours. I always take it out a half hour or so before and shred the meat, then put it back in to let the meat soak up more goodness.

This is good on pizza (mine is gluten free), salad, burrito, all sorts of stuff. YUM! So so so easy and something both Clay and I really loved!

In other news...I have finished "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin. And I HIGHLY recommend it! Oh my goodness, I loved it and I really do think it's helped me in my life.

This was a sunset the other day. Oh my gosh it was so beautiful I had to try and capture it! My dad has mentioned a few times the sunsets of Idaho and how they're just amazing. Well living on the coast, seeing sunsets on the ocean, I thought he was crazy. But I have to admit, there are some REALLY stunning sunsets in southeast Idaho. YET- I have to say...having a sunset above the ocean is a bit better for me:) But seriously- the world is beautiful. 

I have been completely addicted to these two pandora stations: "Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra" and "Ella Fitzgerald". Oh my gosh! I was born in the wrong time. Clay is getting sick of it...but this music makes me so happy! I seriously just dance around my house while I listen to it. It makes dishes and cooking a lot more enjoyable. Like...the romantic songs are SO romantic, and the sad songs are SO sad. I love it! Makes me just roll my eyes at today's music. Not really though, I love me some beibs.

Conference was AMAZING today! Especially the morning session. For records sake, today the church announced that men may now go on missions at the age of 18, and women may go at the age of 19. This is VERY exciting to me. No longer women will go on missions just "cause I haven't gotten married yet"...they will go because they want to serve the Lord. Also, I just love that the gospel is spreading so quickly that obviously we need more missionaries! The gospel of Christ is such a beautiful, hopeful message and life to live. I'm happy more people are being exposed to it! I read that Elder Holland, when asked if they thought about allowing women to serve two years, said, "one miracle at a time...nothing is off the table". I love that the church has continual revelation, and I am happy to say that I feel so right about this decision. I feel like the gospel will spread even more quickly!

I particularly LOVED Elder Uchtdorf's talk. He basically put in words what I've been trying to figure out in my life lately. The road to happiness. Enjoying the journey. Not waiting until something is achieved to be happy. I've been trying really hard to live this way lately, and it really has made my life happier! I have a feeling I will go back and read his talk over and over to remind myself and keep myself in check.

Can't wait for tomorrow's messages!


Megan and Greg said...

I love you Dan. I'm holdin brighton so it's hard to type. I hve more to say, but wil later! Bye!

Grandma, Nonnie said...

I really loved conference and it was so right on par with the things I needed to hear right now. I love you

Shannon said...

Didn't he also give a talk a few conferences ago about waiting on the road to Damascus? It's kind of the same idea. Anyway, I need to add your blog to my reader because I am always late to read your great posts.