Happy Birthday to Me!

Yep. Today is my 34 birthday. Not very exciting. It kinda sucks how birthdays are no big deal when you get older. When you’re little, you cannot wait for your birthday. It’s filled with cake, presents, balloons, friends and fun. When you get older, it’s nothing. You’re lucky if someone remembers, but thanks to Facebook you get a bunch of generic “Happy Birthday” from people you barely know.

Anyway, it’s been the same ole’ same ole’ since my last blog post, which was like over a month ago. Maybe, after all these years, I just don’t have what it takes to keep a blog anymore. I don’t know. But lately when I have free time, I just don’t feel like updating my blog. Is it just a phase? A rut? Can I pull myself out of it and get back into the habit of regularly blogging? Not sure. I wish I had the passion for it that I once had several years ago. But I don’t think I do.

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Bullet Update Because That’s How I Roll

  • I, like the other millions of people, hated the time change . Add to the fact that it was another cold and gloomy day and you get one tired and worn out girl who just wanted to sleep.
  • Saturday was Mike’s birthday so we did the whole birthday thing. Took him out for breakfast, walked around the mall, gave him his gifts (book about JAVA, a year subscription to Xbox Live and a new/larger hard drive for the 360), ate birthday cake and took him out for dinner (with a couple of his/our friends). All in all I think it was a good birthday for him.
  • It was in the high 60s Monday and Tuesday! Loved it! Now its in the 50s and raining, which is still better than he bitter cold that it has been for several weeks. Unfortunately, its suppose to turn cold and snowy once again. At this rate, I don’t think summer is ever going to get here. I’m really tired of your shit Mother Nature!
  • I have been trying to get my new domain (MandaSue.com) ready. When (I should say if) it is ready, I think I am going to focus my attentions on that site more than this one. I want MandaSue.com to be my main, more personal blog.
  • The weight loss is at a stand still, which sucks. But at least I’m not gaining so that’s a plus I guess.
  • I am so looking forward to summer. Can we just skip back spring and go straight to summer? I want to open the windows, sit outside without freezing my fat ass off and grow my garden! I want the flea market open and yard sales happening every weekend. I miss summer. :(
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Recipe: Crockpot Pork

Crockpot Pork Tenderloin with Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds Pork tenderloin
  2. 1 teaspoon Ground sage
  3. 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  5. 1 clove Garlic; crushed
  6. 1/2 cup Water
  7. 2/3 cup Brown sugar
  8. 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
  9. 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  10. 1/2 cup Water
  11. 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
Instructions
  1. Mix together the seasonings: sage, salt, pepper and garlic. Rub over tenderloin.
  2. Add 1/2 cup of water in the crockpot; place the seasoned tenderloin in crockpot.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. An hour before the roast is finished, mix together brown sugar, cornstarch, balsamic vinegar, water, soy sauce in a small sauce pan. This is the glaze. Heat over medium and stir until mixture thickens.
  5. Brush pork with the glaze about 3 times during the last hour of cooking.
  6. Serve the pork with remaining glaze on the side
Notes
  1. For a caramelized crust on the pork, remove pork from crockpot and place on pan lined with aluminum. Brush glaze over the pork and set under a broiler for 2 minutes until it begins to bubble and caramelized. Repeat about 3 more times until desired crust is achieved.
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