Left over pork tenderloin becomes BBQ pulled pork

I made an awesome pork tenderloin dinner with spinach/arugula and mushrooms…mmmmm, pork-spinachbut didn’t want to eat the same thing again, so tried to find something on Pinterest and Google and not much came up for what I was looking for. So, I am going to wing it and make my own version.

Here’s the ingredients I used

1 box beef broth

1 onion cut into medium chunks

5 sticks left over carrots and I piece of celery I had in the fridge

1 pound of cooked pork tenderloin.

Directions:

I placed it all in a slow cooker on high in the hopes it won’t take too long i.e. 3 hours max. Then, I’m going to shred the meet with a fork and then….put some bbq sauce on it…Voila BBQ pulled pork.

Stay tuned for the final result image.

 

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Date night – Magic Show..so much fun

OMG, my man and I went on a date last night with 2 other fun friends Patty B and Jamie to see an adult version of a magic show. This was item #4 Go to a Magic Show on my bucket list. michael-magician

It was AWESOME, or rather he Michael Bourada from Turning Tricks Comedy Magic Show was. I was in awe and kept saying to my man “no way Bebe, did you see that?” Thank god my man is patient because I kept doing that throughout the show.lol

The guy entertained and got almost every area of the room involved in the show. I even got to take part and that was awesome.

If you still want to get a good deal, go to this Groupon link to get it. It’s $15 a person. SUPER cheap and so worth it.

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I’m bored! Where do I look to see what’s going on in the city?

I’m trying to find fun things to do in Ottawa that are not too pricey and are fun. I like to look for deals or coupons for dates, but when I do a search on Google, they come up with thousands of pages. Then, you have to go to each one because there isn’t one site that contains everything. I wish there was a site that contained ALL the deals and maybe it could be a mobile app? Hint hint for those that like to create apps. I would use this app for sure…if someone created it.bored

I remember there was a website for online coupons that compiled all the deals online into one location.  I can’t remember what it’s called. If you know of it, please share.

I like to try different things to learn, but with so many places to look, I forget where I found the deal or what the place was called. Then I have to go and start my search all over, until now. I am going to use this page to continuously update where I find things. No more trying to find things all over. It will be one click away.

Here you go. Hope it helps you as well.

Event Brite

Ottawa Tonight

Apt 613

Ottawa Start

Groupon (I LOVE IT.)

https://www.livingsocial.com/ca/cities/83-ottawa

http://www.wagjag.com/deal/ottawa (not really good deals)

Also, if you have other sites, please share in the comments below. I am always looking for new ideas.

 

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Updated – I have 136 things on my bucket list, do you?

NOTE: This is just to let you know I’ve updated my bucket list with things I’ve accomplished. I’m back to having some fun:)

Also, this is NOT for children!

the_bucket_list_movie_poster_onesheetDo you remember the GREAT movie the Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman? I do and it gave me a kick in the pants to make changes.

Is there a list of things you’ve been wanting to do, but never really wrote them down and forgot about them. Then, all of a sudden you ran into someone who talked about a painting class they took and how much fun it was, or maybe you ran into a fun party friend who told you she (you know who you are…lol) she makes homemade wine, and you suddenly remembered these were things you wanted to do. Well, why aren’t you doing them? For me, it was because I put the list aside and forgot about them, but I am reading a book from Jack Canfield called The Success Principles – How to get from where you are to where you want to be. One of the exercises in the book is to write out 101 lists of things you want to do before you die. Well, I went to town on this list, but at one point I couldn’t get past 30. I won’t tell you how to do it. You can get that from the book as it’s really a good book and, you can get it for free from the public library. Ya, they still exist and…FREE books. The best part I like about the library is it forces me to read the book from start to finish in 3 weeks or else if I don’t bring it back in time, I pay a fine PER DAY! No thanks.

Here’s my list and there are now 136 I think and counting.

REMEMBER…this is before you die. NOT get it done in a week.

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Do you want a make over? I know I do

Do you have any plans on Saturday, October 1st?

Do you have little me time to pamper yourself?

Or, maybe you have an event to go to and need a little help.

Well, I just got informed by my new friend Teri McCoy from  Digital Oyster that there is something wonderful going on.  Pamper Me is doing an event for Cancer. The event is called Pamper me for Breast Cancer. I don’t want to spoil it, so click on the link above to see what treats you will get that day:)

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Go out and pamper yourself and…why not support a great cause at the same time.

Have a fabulous time.

Tina

 

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3 Things you need to write a blog for your business

I found a great image from furman.edu that asked Do you love or do you hate writing.

Do You Love or Hate Writing?
Do You Love or Hate Writing?

Are you considering starting a business, or maybe you already have one, but you’re finding the writing hard. Well, it’s not hard at all, but it’s a bit of work. You need to have a plan and I’m going to show you 3 things I did to help me come up with my blog articles.

This is how some of you probably feel. Maybe you’ve been told you don’t write well. Were you an average writer in school? Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to listen to those people because….they are not who you are writing for. You are a writer. You’re just not an academic writer and sorry, who wants to be one of them. Not me. Sorry if I offended anyone, but theory for me is soooooo dry.

Here’s what I’ve learned from my mentors to help me come up with ideas for writing.

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Dates…I don’t have time for that

Does your day look like this….

You’re a mom or dad, or you have a partner you have to get the kids ready, make the lunches, you have to start the laundry before your day starts, make the beds, clean the dishes, vacuum or clean the house…and you have to go to a job where you work full time, and trying to find time in between to kiss your partner or make you know what loooove:)

You’re exhausted right? Well, I don’t have kids, so I am not as exhausted, but I’m already exhausted, but I have a different life. Here’s my day: Make coffee, prep lunches for us, read meal ideas, read training for business that I run, , write articles for blog, try to be intimate, watch tv because that’s all I have the energy to give.

Well, if you either of these, you really need a date night with your partner.

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I lost everythining on my computer!!!

blue screen

Has this happened to you? You’re working the night before on a story for your website or maybe you were surfing the net. You’re not thinking anything and go to bed only to wake up to your computer not working? Here’s my story of what happened last week. I got up on Saturday morning looking forward to write another story, but I need my coffee first. So, I poor myself a nice cup of coffee and when to my office to turn on the computer and…BAM!!! Blue screen of death. My computer died. I tried to reboot it SEVERAL times, but it wouldn’t start up. I unplugged it as that was one of the words I think it said on the screen before it really died, and still no change.  When the computer does come back on the words on the screen say “unmountable boot volume”. What’s going on. I just got the screen replaced the week before because I somehow dropped it and it cracked. By the way, you can easily replace the screen yourself once you buy a new one from a computer store. Save yourself $100 on installation fees.

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Recipe with chicken and peanut butter

OK, I haven’t been in the mood to cook or even go surfing for recipes, but I had a chicken breast that I didn’t want to go to waste. So, I searched online and found a few Asian recipes, but I didn’t have all the ingredients. However, if you’ve seen from my website I like to modify and use what I have in the house.

Here’s what my version of Peanut Thai chicken pasta salad looks like and the ingredients I had on hand.

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1 chicken breast

1/4 box of gluten free pasta

2 tbl spoon of thai paste

1 tbl spoon of ginger (now I have to go out and buy a new jar. I love this stuff)

3 radishes

3 baby carrots

1/4 red onion

1 big scoop of peanut butter, but next time I wouldn’t put so much

1 tsp sesame oil.

Here’s the original recipe link that I found. You can see the instructions that I used here too.

Hope you save money and have fun with this recipe.

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Did my veggies last 5 days with clear bags?

If you recall a week ago, I tried these bags called Stay Fresh. They were suppose to keep my veggies and fruits fresh for up to 10 days. Well, after 4 days, here’s what the banana’s look like. I also tried it with herbs cilantro and mint, and well….no good either.

overripe bananas       old mint

I’m not giving up. I’m going to try the green containers next to see if that works. Something has to work to keep my veggies for at least 5 days…pleeeeeease.

If you have something that works, please let me know in the comments as I think we ALL would like to know the secret:).

Have a wonderful evening.

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