Earlier this summer, I spent a week in the Outer Banks with my husband’s family. It was my second time there, and the food scene does not disappoint. Any time I am travelling, I always do lots of research to find the best gluten free places to try while I am there. For this trip, I had a couple places from our visit two years ago that I wanted to try again, but I was also determined to find new places. We stayed in Corolla, but ventured all the way south to Nags Head, and found places in each little town.
It is Prime Day-eve. How exciting!! Prime Day is essentially the Amazon equivalent of Black Friday. I was browsing the upcoming deals (because I LOVE DEALS) and saw a bunch of things that we use and LOVE that will be on sale. I wanted to hop on here quick and share. Good Luck! Let me know below if you ended up snagging a deal, or if you find a deal I forgot!
When Charlotte was born, the last thing on my mind was how we would make the transition to solid food. I knew I wanted to make a lot of her food myself, but my thoughts ended there. So when a good friend of mine asked if we were going to do purees or baby led weaning, I was perplexed…. to start with, I had never even heard of “baby led weaning.” Thankfully, Charlotte was only a couple months old at this point, so I had plenty of time to read up on my options.
What is “Baby Led Weaning?” I started my research by reading some blog posts and reaching out to friends on Facebook to get a sense if anyone had experience with this way of introducing solids. I also borrowed the Baby Led Weaning book from a friend and my husband and I both spent time with it. After we both read up this method, we were convinced we wanted to try it with our little lady. I highly encourage getting the book (and the cookbook by the same authors), but here are some other tips and resources to get your started! I will do most posts in the future as we continue our journey.
During a recent trip to Costco, I came upon the deal of the century on whole pork loin. I Their pork loin is usually a great deal ($1.99/lb), but on this particular day, they had an additional $8 instant rebate! Therefore, this nearly 8 lb pork loin was just under $8. I usually just buy pork tenderloin at Trader Joes, but at this price, I figured I would give this cut a try. I did a little research and realized I could butcher the piece of meat pretty easily to make a few meals. I found inspiration for this here.
So far, I used the first roast to make the Carnitas from Against All Grain’s Celebrations Cookbook and they. were. delicious. I highly recommend the recipe, but most importantly, I recommend giving the Costco pork loin a try. If you have suggestions for the other roast or the pork chop, let me know 🙂