Wednesday, January 25, 2012



Did not post first thing this morning as I had to go and get my hair cut.. Well overdue... It is nice and sunny up here today so lets hope it continues for the rest of the week... not likely but I am hoping... On Monday I posted a picture of the newlyweds , Kelly and Lindsay , so today I thought I would post some pictures of Andrea and Adam's baby nursery... They have done a great job and are all ready for this baby to arrive.. Andrea being as organzied as she is just wanted to make sure that all of her ducks were in a row , or in this case her Monkeys in a row...

Granny has been busy doing some sewing ..I made the liners for the baskets in her change table as well as the cushion on the rocker and the straps for the little shelf that holds some of the babies animal stuffies... The rocker was given to me by Andrea's dad when she was born and it was a dark chocolate stained Bentwood wicker rocker.. Grumpy sanded it all down over the Christmas holidays and I painted it white to go with her furniture.. It turned out pretty good considering it is 35 years old.. All she needs now is the wording "No more monkeys jumping on the bed" over her crib and it is all done... You can see she already has her diaper bag packed ready to go.. This room was Adams " Man Cave" and he is just as proud of this Nursery as he was of the "Man Cave" and all of his model cars... Adam and Andrea you have done a great job and now the waiting has begone..

Maple  Brown Sugar
Pork Tenderloin

2 pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each
salt and pepper
1 small clove garlic, minced
4 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard or country-style
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme, crumbled
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water

Wash and trim the pork and pat dry; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place pork in the slow cooker. Combine garlic, mustard, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, thyme and maple syrup; pour over the pork. Turn pork to coat thoroughly. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours.

Remove pork to a plate, cover with foil, and keep warm. Pour the juices into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, or until reduced by about one-third. Combine the cornstarch and cold water; whisk into the reduced juices and cook for 1 minute longer. Serve pork sliced with the thickened juices

Well everyone have a good afternoon and chat with you later.. let me know if you have found me on pinterest and I would love to hear from you if there is any particular recipe you would like me to post..



  1. The nursery looks fabulous! Poor Asher still has Coby's name and butterflies on the wall of his room, maybe that should be my next project - oh, and yes he's 6 months, poor 3rd child. The pork tenderloin sounds delicious.

  2. Yes the tenderloin is real good... If you have left overs just use your fork and pull it apart and you can have pulled pork the next night... Yes the Nursery is real cute.. just need to add some pink or blue once the baby arrives.. How about you covering those butterflies with some airplanes or rockets... there are some cute ideas on pinterest...