Monday, October 27, 2008

Other Mondays

I have a love/hate relationship with Mondays. Some Mondays I wake up depressed and overwhelmed by the week stretching out before me. Those are the Mondays where I have had a busy weekend away from home, where I procrastinated with my ironing, my schoolwork and my household chores. My house is a disaster, my kids cranky and my to do list endless. 

But then there are the other type of Mondays. Those like today, where I did an entire weeks worth of ironing last night while watching Gossip Girl online (yay! Carl actually has wrinkle-free work clothes for the first time in WEEKS!). On days like today I have a clean house (thanks, Mom!) our laundry is almost completely caught up, I have one child who is getting the hang of potty training, my schoolwork in almost completely caught up and dinner is easy, delicious and already started at 11:00 a.m. I love Mondays like this. 

We are having yummy shredded mexican chicken (recipe below), with this easy rice and this salad. Yum!

Shredded Pork:*

6-7 pounds pork tenderloin
3 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
2 (8 oz.) cans el pato sauce (in the yellow can)
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup water

Mix together sauce ingredients and pour over pork. Let cook in crockpot 8-9 hours. That's it!

I actually used frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts and thighs instead. This recipe is borrowed from one I found on Elizabeth Bryant's blog The Dish on Delish. However, I found it through NieNie Dialogues and can't seem to link directly to it, hence the writing out of the recipe. 


Kristen said...

Sounds yummy...might have to try that.

I love weekends/Mondays like that, too!

Sandra said...

That looks yumo! Dinner at our house is whatever Erin will eat since David works an odd shift and is never home for dinner and I don't see the point in waisting too much effort if Erin won't eat it. I'd love to try this recipe though. Maybe on David's day off. :)

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Sounds like you had a great Monday! This recipe looks good - I'm sure my boys would like it.