Tuesday, March 28, 2017

What's Your Love Language?

Dustin and I took this Love Language Quiz a couple of weeks ago and it was very enlightening!  I came across the website and thought it would be fun to take the quiz together!  So I texted Dustin a link to it and he of course asked why I was spamming him. Lol, well I took it and he took it and here are our results (ranked in order of importance)!

Words of Affirmation
Physical Touch
Acts of Service
Quality Time
Receiving Gifts

Quality Time
Words of Affirmation
Acts of Service
Physical Touch
Receiving Gifts

Dustin and I know each other very well, but this opened up a dialog between us that I don't think would have came up if we both hadn't taken this quiz.  It was great to talk about how I need to have Words of Affirmation--him telling me I'm doing a good job with work, with the kids, nice butt, or whatever!  He needs more Quality Time together (easier said than done with kids!)  We do need more date nights together, but I need to be more fully engage when we're having a conversation together (my mind tends to wonder because of all that I have going on!) 

So, this was fun!  An open dialog is so important! Let me know if you and your partner take the quiz (and for the record, neither of us have been spammed like crazy since taking this quiz!) LOL :)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Whole30 BBQ Sauce

You guys--I made my first ever batch of Whole30 BBQ sauce and it was AMAZING!!!  I made enough to jar up and use on other recipes and I'm not sure it's going to last very long because my hubby can't get enough of it!  Dylan's (our oldest son) has birthday party with family this Friday evening and we're going to serve some of this up with pulled venison (that he harvested on his own this year!) 
Whole30 BBQ or the bomb.com
I Googled some recipes and here's what I came up with on my own with what we already had on hand (score!):

-1 6oz. can tomato paste
-1 14.5 oz. can fire roasted tomatoes
-1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
-1 cup of pitted Medjool dates
-1/2 c. water
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
-1 tablespoon chili powder
-1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (Secret ingredient! Gives it a smoky flavor!)
-3 tablespoons coconut oil
All the ingredients merging together into yummy goodness!!!
1. Place all ingredient in a big pot & cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.
2. Turn off the heat and use an immersion blender or pour into your blender
3. Place back in your pot and cook a little while longer until you get the desired consistency.

For this particular dinner, we had mashed cauliflower, fresh greens with TesseMae's Ranch Dressing and I cooked chicken (from our own flock) in the slow cooker all day and shredded it about 1/2 hour before we were ready to eat! 

Husband and kid approved!