the douglas' arrived with 3 suitcases full of decorations for the party
not little carry on suitcases
big huge suitcases full of stuff
it was so so good, i was going to put the recipe, but i don't have it
so if you want it, let me know
(you know it is a good day when you are running out for pinatas)
please note how much nicer that tree's planter box is
who knows why we are smiling! perhaps because we know we'll get a 3 hour break while the guests are actually at the party. then, it's back to work.
then the party began. we decided to really feed our guests
tortillas de arizona (thanks mom)
and lots of fixin's
holly and ben, most likely discussing how super-clean our backyard is.
no one would let us spin dianna around because there was too much potential for injury
and respect for the rest of their lives for staying
dave's hands were total prunes from washing dishes.
* the beef recipe
6 lbs of organic grassfed sirloin tip roast
8 cloves of garlic
3 cans of green chilis (diced)
1 C water
peel garlic cloves and shove into the meat. heavily dust the meat with adobo seasoning. place in crockpot. add green chilis and water (with about 2 tablespoons of salt). cook on low in the crockpot for about 10 hours
separate beef and juice. reduce juice to about half volume. shred beef. pour reduced juice over beef. serve.
**the pork recipe
1 organic grassfed pork loin roast
½ can apple juice concentrate (in frozen section)1 liter Dr. Pepper
1 jar chipotle sauce (preferably La Victorian brand)
*put these 4 ingredients in crock pot on low all day (10-12 hours)
when pork is done cooking, transfer to a bowl then shred with a fork. cook the juice down so that some of the water evaporates, to about half of the volume. pour over meat
*** the salmon recipebig hunk of wild salmon filet
2 cup fresh lime juice
3 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup olive oil
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
whisk together lime juice, salt, and pepper and add oil in a slow stream, whisking. then whisk in cilantro. if you can, let sit overnight.
wrap fish in aluminum foil but don't seal it off, leave the top open. pour on the vinaigrette...be generous. bake on 350 for about 35 minutes. until fish flakes. serve