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Okay guys, real talk.
I broke the driver’s side window of my car.
“How’d you manage that one, Amanda?”
Well, it’s a Wrangler so the windows unzip and the zipper broke.
Okay, fine, I broke both zippers. Which is okay most of the time since I normally have at least the back windows off anyway. But y’all, it’s cold in the mornings and at night in central Texas now. I was shivering on my way back from Austin last week.
An hour and a half at 75 MPH with the window down at 10 pm?
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Happy almost Friday, guys!
I’ve got the urge to get out of town this weekend but I have too many dogs and too many kids to just pick up and leave. So I’m probably going to settle for lying in a beach chair in my backyard and watching all of season 5 of New Girl.
Aaaaaand I bought a new grill this week so I’ll probably grill every meal. I’m pretty excited about that.
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Can you tell what my favorite combo is right now?
I’m obsessed with apple cranberry everything. By the weekend, I’ll probably be dipping apple slices into cranberry sauce and calling it dinner. That’s how obsessed I am.
I went to make my usual pork with apples and bacon last week and realized I could do apple and cranberry instead and practically cried. Happy tears, of course!
I used a Smithfield All Natural Pork Tenderloin for this recipe. These are my absolute favorite tenderloin (and pork brand in general!) because they are all natural, they don’t add steroids or hormones to their products, and they never add artificial ingredients.
I love that Smithfield is committed to producing quality pork with animals raised in the US and that the company itself partners and supports local farms all over the country.
I also love that I can get them at my local Walmart. Quality pork at a reasonable price? Sign me up!
This Crockpot Apple Cranberry Pork Tenderloin is scrumptious! Pork tenderloins just work so perfectly in the crockpot. They practically fall apart and I won’t like, I only sliced it for the photos. I shredded all of it as soon as I was done because I love it that way.
And then I covered it in sauce, of course. The sauce, you guys! So the pork cooks on top of apples and onions and then it’s covered in cranberry sauce. So just imagine how tasty that sauce is! I thickened it up with some cornstarch and it was perfect!
I’m pretty excited because I have a giveaway today! I’ve been trying to give away a cookbook every month – like, you know, a cookbook that came out that month. It was going to be my thing this year. But then the book I bought for March was kind of a dud. I still haven’t made anything from it.
And then I ordered the Whole 30 cookbook for April and just got distracted with the move and then being so sick. That one’s awesome though. Highly recommend it for anyone looking to eat healthier.
Now I’m back on track and I have a really great book this month!
I pre-ordered this one months ago because I loooove Kevin Gillespie. He’s probably my favorite Top Chef contestant of all time – mostly because everything he does involves pork!
There are so many delicious looking recipes in this book. I made Tacos al Pastor for Taco Tuesday last week and they were so delicious. My kids don’t like tacos (clearly there was a mix up in the hospital – 3 times) but they wolfed those down.
And then last night I made these Cuban Sandwiches. I’ve never actually had a Cuban Sandwich but between his cilantro mayo and the slow-cooked pork, I was sold.
These were probably the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. Ever. In my entire life.
I already mentioned the mayo and the pork – there’s also two kinds of cheese, pickles, ham, and rich, delicious bread.
I’m pretty sad that we have no leftovers.
Enter below for a chance to win a copy of the book! And good luck!