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My 3 children at our latest beach excursion!

Friday, August 19, 2011

An Easy Weeknight Recipe!

I wanted to post something, but not really sure what!  I don't have any creative juices flowing today (haven't had any in a while it seems)......I am DRAINED!  It has been a crazy week (like every other week), but I haven't been sleeping very well so I am DRAINED!

I digress.....

Anyway, I've been reading a lot of blogs lately from moms that do a lot of cooking and sharing of recipes.  I love to cook and I love to eat!  So, I thought I would share one of my recipes today.  I would love to hear your favorite go-to recipe during a busy, hectic week.

MEXICAN PORK (this is from my dear friend Cheri)
This is an easy recipe that takes about 20 minutes to prepare and 3 hours to cook.  Great for those days when I have a lot of things going on around the house and I don't have time to sweat over the stove.

Pork Loin (not tenderloin) - like the one shown here
1 packet of fajita seasoning
olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 carton of chicken broth
1 can Rotel

First, I drizzle a little olive oil in a dutch oven and heat on med-low.  Then I drizzle olive oil on all sides of the pork loin.

  1. I rub all sides of the loin with the fajita seasonings.
  2. Sear each side of the pork loin for a couple of minutes
  3. Set the pork aside
  4. Throw the chopped onions in the drippings and cook for a couple of minutes
  5. Pour in the carton of chicken broth and stir with the drippings and onions
  6. Place the pork loin back into the dutch oven and simmer for 2-3 hours
  7. 15 minutes before serving, pour in the can of rotel and stir, top off with fresh cilantro
I usually serve with brown rice and a side of either black beans or re-fried beans and serve a big crisp salad.  This is very easy and has been a big hit in my house.

I would love to hear your recipes/easy weeknight dishes!

-The Gypsy Mom

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fall Pumpkins!

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the Fall to roll around.  I am ready for the leaves to start turning, to hear the wind rustling the trees and for cooler days and nights!  With the temps in the high 90's (and indexes of over 105) it is hard to imagine that those days are really just around the corner!  But they are.....before we know it we'll soon start to see ads for Halloween candy & costumes; neighborhoods will be hosting Fall Festival festivities with pumpkin carving contests and giving hayrides, etc.  I'm getting giddy just thinking about it (the Fall is my FAVORITE time of year!!).

With that said, I wanted to list my newest Fall smocking design.  This is a Fall Festival Pumpkin design to be used on boys' shortalls, longalls, Girls' bishop dresses and pantaloon sets.  You can choose either a solid orange cotton fabric or a white/ivory cotton fabric.  Please see the details below.....

Girls Styles:
Bishop -$40
Sleeveless Pantaloon Set - $38
S/S Bishop Pantaloon Set -$40
Sizes Available:
3, 6, 9, 12 & 18 mths, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5yr & 6yr

Boys Styles:
Shortall - $35
Longall $38
* the boys pumpkins will possibly have a brown stitching edge
Sizes Available:
3, 6, 9, 12 & 18 mths, 2T, 3T & 4T

Fabrics to Choose:
Solid Orange Poplin
Solid Ivory/Cream Poplin

You can place your order by clicking the "email us" button below and sending your order or by visiting our facebook page (link below) and commenting beneath the wall post.  For my blog followers, I will give a 10% discount!  Just mention you follow The Gypsy Mom and you will get 10% off your total order.  And, as always, shipping is FREE!  But hurry!!  All Halloween orders must be placed by August 15th, I would like to get all orders shipped out during the last week of September!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011