Our peachy pork a bobs
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR A BENCH SEAT?
When we were car shopping three years ago, our final two vehicles were the Kia Sorento and the GMC Terrain. We chose the Sorento but we liked the styling of GMC back then. Apparently we still do. General Motors named GMC furthered its initiative to make GMC it’s premium main stream option to the Chevrolet trucks/SUVs. I think they have achieved this mission in the new lineup of vehicles. The Denali editions are top of the line but the regular 2015s are supposed to better than any Denali before.
My version incorporates sweet summer peaches in the smoky, fruity sauce, because I really don’t know of a better flavor combination than grilled pork and peaches. The pork is marinated in a simple, flavorful marinade, which means the sauce isn’t absolutely necessary. But I brush on the sauce after the pork’s off the grill (so it doesn’t burn) to give the meat an extra boost of flavor and to make it a fun, messy, lick-your-fingers treat.
Although I normally reserve pork shoulder for low and slow cooking preparations, it’s also fantastic cubed and grilled. This recipe keeps on giving because the pork reheats beautifully and the leftover sauce (which can be smeared on your favorite meats) will keep for up to a week in the fridge.
Dinner for tonight. It’s been marinating for a day. 🙂 I’ll post a pic of my final product.
Side Note: If you haven’t done any recipes from Nom Nom Paleo, you’re missing out
HITTING THE RESET BUTTON
The Armada changed things for our search. The two of us didn’t think that we needed that much space in a vehicle. But your stance changes when you’re able to comfortably put car seats in and out of a car without having to play Jenga in the process.
Cars taken off of the list:
THERE AIN’T NO ROOM FOR BORING, BUT THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE (Car seat in the back)
I love these commercials because I too ain’t got no room for boring. But The Muppets can’t put in another tether in the third row seating, which is only available in the middle seat of the back three. That means the car is out immediately. You could be one of those that just uses the seat belt and moves the seat to either side of the bench in the back but 1) I believe in using the technology created to keep my child safe, and 2) my wife felt carsick in the back. Now #2 could be because she’s in the third trimester. It could also be from the make of the vehicle and how the suspension rides.
Kelp! Kelp! Kelp! Kelp! Kelp! Kelp! Kelp! Kelp! Kelp!
I was seriously laughing when this came on. Didn’t help with putting the girls to sleep though.
THE PATH TO NOWHERE AND AN UNEXPECTED PLAYER
The Pathfinder was the realistic leader of the pack coming into this search. After getting into it with three car seats and playing around with it, it is not a reasonable option for us.
UNFORTUNATELY GOING WHERE PLENTY HAVE (Begrudgingly) GONE BEFORE
Now when my wife and I were newly weds we made a pact. There was no blood taken or lambs sacrificed. We simply agreed that under no circumstance whatsoever would we ever, ever, ever ever ever ever ever, get a minivan.
We were naive. Very naive. And we have come to accept that.
THE PIZZAZZ-LESS COCKPIT
Our first stop of this journey towards comfort and capacity sent was the Honda Pilot. A very capable vehicle. My parents have an older model, I’d say around 2000. It runs nice. No major repairs. Interior has held up well. It’s big but drives small.
THE SEARCH FOR A NEW NULLA RATIONE (Mode of Transportation)
We have searched high and low for a solution to our latest family dilemma. Now that we are expanding to three children, how in the world do we get all of those car seats comfortably into a vehicle that is NOT a minivan? Can we get enough storage capacity to take bags and our dog on long trips a few times a year? And it still not be a minivan?
So we’re having to alter from our current automobile situation since the family is expanding to a party of five. We’re going to need 3 car seats so that already limits our choices. Our choices started with the Pilot, QX60, MDX, Pathfinder, Highlander, Durango, Flex and Acadia. It shockingly did include two minivans but that has been squashed. Thank goodness.
Tender shrimp. Creamy grits. Andouille sausage. Red, green and yellow bell peppers.
Honestly, I don’t know much of anything on the rest of the players the Falcons drafted. I did see their positions and listen to a few of their initial interviews. I CAN say that I love the positions they drafted for: 1 safety, 1 corner, 1 running back, 4 linebackers and 1 defensive tackle.
What did the Falcons need? Another running back since Snelling retired, a replacement for DeCoud since he couldn’t tackle, depth at LB since Nicholas was dropped and they’ll be doing more 3-4 base sets this year, another corner since Samuel is gone, and more size on the defensive line. Looks like all boxes checked. Hopefully the majority work out to provide better depth than last year
Love the pick. I thought it would end up being OT Jake Matthews pretty early on. He was the realistic pick. There was nothing but good things to hear about him. Looks solid pass or run blocking, plus he had to deal with the wackiness of Manziel.
So my wife and I had a great idea to do a kitchen and bath remodel. Let me tell you. Not quite a bright idea with a 4, 2, and 10 month old in the house, plus two other adults. It gets, shall I say, a little cray cray. I am acting as the GC on the project as well so I’m dealing with pushed back deadlines and frequent let downs from the subs. It does look like the total project finish date will only be pushed back 1 day.