Morning! Yep, I typed that title intentionally. Tired again today. I had a friend in college who played football that had a coach that used to say that it wasn’t the sleep you got the night before, it’s “the night before the night before” that affects how you feel today. I’d say I probably agree. Fact is, I don’t think I really slept very good the last two nights. Hope tonight is better.
I also am hoping to get the bulk of my job done in the morning so that I can be more present with John Michael this afternoon and get the evening routine kicked off sooner. Got the instructional video done for this week. Today I have to do some planning for the next learning target which is due in tomorrow. So fingers crossed I can get all the lessons with kids done, correspondence done, and that lesson planning done by then. JM can be needy so it’s all a gamble. 🙂
I made the BEST pulled pork tostadas last night. I decided to see if Mama Lupe’s shells would do well toasted in the oven. Tostadas are kinda fun because you can sort of pick them up like a pizza.
The good news is that they do! They have significantly less carbs than traditional tortillas, so if you are trying to cut back there, they are an amazing option. I put my oven at 450 degrees with a little oil on each side. Toasted them for 5 minutes and then flipped for another 5.
The pork took a long time low and slow in the oven. It took more into the night than I had planned on but I was patient and let it go. I knew it wasn’t done yet. Glad I waited. It turned out tender and perfect. I didn’t get a pretty picture of the whole roast because I didn’t sear it as I should have. But I put my thinking cap on and after I strained some of the fat out of the juices, I warmed the juices up. Put a little oil in the pan and then crisped up the pork. Not long to loose it’s tender juiciness (just a few minutes) but just enough to give it a little crisp. I added in some extra spices like cumin, cayenne, paprika, salt, and a drizzle more of the juices with lime. Topped the tostadas with lettuce, cheese, salsa, and cilantro. I’ll be dreaming about those. Since I made the roast, we will be doing pork tacos and bowls or nachos for 3 more days. Excited about that!
John Michael did some painting yesterday and helped me put together my instructional video. He even took the photos of me so I could demonstrate things to my kids. 🙂 Then he had to try out the trumpet…buzzing his lips!
And again with the dancing… What I love about his dancing right now is that he does not give a darn what anyone thinks and it’s an honest expression of himself. I love watching it.
In other news the house is trashed. Good times. I love that lamp shade turned over in the one picture. So funny. Also Remi just chilling in these all nonchalant.
This kid needs a bath and some energy burning this afternoon so off I go. Hope we get to the things we need to this afternoon. Time to teach some lessons!