Friday, August 3, 2012

My Favorite Friday #2

I don't know about you guys, but I swear the summer does not move at an equal pace! June seems to stretch on for a while, then July zooms by pretty quickly, then when August arrives, it's like those first two weeks are gone in a blink of an eye! How in the WORLD is it Friday again so soon???? I mean, I SWEAR I just wrote my Monday post last night and now it's already time for Friday?!?!?

UGH! :)

With all that said... Welcome to My Favorite Friday #2 :)


I actually have two favorites to share this week...

My Favorite New Toy
First off is my brand new toy...


Isn't it puuuurrrdddy??? :) It's the Your Story laminator and binder from ProvoCraft. I got it from a guy on Craigslist for $20! It is a pouch laminator and the best part is that it laminates up to 12" wide! That means I can make 11x17 posters like this one:


FYI - the letters on the above poster came from Dollar General - they are poster post-its, so you can reposition them over and over until you get it right!

The letter sized pouches can be purchased for very cheap at Sams from what I've been told (200 pouches for $21) or on ebay. The 11x17 pouches were a bit more expensive at Office Depot, but I figure if I end up making a lot, I will buy them on ebay too :)

We have a roll laminator at school, but it's not convenient at times, so this will be an awesome alternative.

My Favorite Recipe
Last week, someone suggested that during the month of August we also share favorite recipes via #MyFavFriday, so here goes...

I don't have many favorite recipes... mainly because I don't cook. :) Hubby's mom was a Home Ec teacher so he learned how to cook and sew and all that stuff that I am clueless about! However, I am pretty good with a crockpot :) My brother-in-law often teases me that as long as I have access to a crockpot and a microwave, I'm a-okay.

Now before I go any further, you have to know a few rules that must be met before I "cook"..
  • No more than five ingredients
  • Only one dirty dish to clean
  • If the recipe is too long, forget it
  • No words like "saute" or "mince" - I have no idea what those mean and I don't care to learn
  • The end product must taste good

    So here's my favorite recipe... I have no idea where I first heard of this recipe, I'm sure it's from the internet some where, but it's my favorite because it's the only one I can quote from memory, it's delicious, and it always has leftovers that are delcious.

    Ingredients:
    Boneless Country Style Pork Ribs
    20 oz bottle of Diet Coke
    Bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce

    In your crockpot, put in the ribs, pour on the diet coke. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. I usually start it in the morning and leave it on all day. When I get home, I get out a glass mixing bowl and my slotted spoon an dip the very very tender ribs out. Pour out the liquid. Honestly, I usually use a Crockpot Liner and just tie it off and throw it away :) Using two forks, shred the pork and dump it back into the crockpot. Dump in your favorite BBQ Sauce (Head Country.. YUM!) and stir. I usually let it sit in the crockpot on low for another 20 minutes or so to let the BBQ sauce mix in well. I typically serve on buns or Hawaiian rolls, but I also just like this plain on a plate :)

    So there ya have it... My two favorites of this week :)

    Now it's YOUR turn! What is your #MyFavFriday?
    Post your link in the comments or tweet it out with #MyFavFriday!

    @Wyldbirman - Coordinate Grid Stamp

    @MsMac622 - In a Million Words or Less

    @AlwidaDaughter - Coffe Cup, Staples, and Wilted Lettuce Salad Recipe

    @_CindyWallac_ - School Spirit Magnets

    @MsKLaster - Favorite iPad Apps

    Simplifying Radicals - My Favorite No

    @JohnsonMath - My Math Lab and Cheesey Mexican Chicken and Rice Recipe

    @jreulbach - Dry Erase Bins

    @ray_emily - My Favorite Game

    @crstn85 - 3 Bean Salad Recipe

    @misscalcul8 - Favorite Websites and Homemade Hamburger Helper

    @gwaddellnvhs - Personalizing my Classroom

    @MarshaFoshee - Italian Beef Recipe

    @4mulafun - Friday Fab 5

    @luvbcd - Favorite Resource Books

    @pamjwilson - Beef Stew Recipe

    @superkookaburra - Sea World and Zucchini Burgers
  • 5 comments:

    Math-termind said...

    Those ribs sound yummy. I love that they're so easy to make. Definitely a recipe I am going to try.

    Simplifying Radicals said...

    Your lamintor looks pretty cool. I have the same problem at my school with the laminator being a hassle. I'll have to check out Craigslist, see what I can find.

    Here's my fav:
    http://simplifyingradicals2.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-favorite-friday-august-3rd.html

    Ms. Laster said...

    I had a feeling you would be posting about your new toy! :) I love the idea of post-it letters and will be looking for those. And any new crock-pot, easy recipe gets an A+ from me. Thanks!

    My post today: Apps! http://nolearninglimits.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-favorite-friday-apps.html

    druin said...

    @Math-termind - believe me, if I'm going to make, it dang well better be easy! LOL :)

    @SimplifyingRadicals - Thanks! I had looked at the laminators at Walmart and Target, but they only do letter sized... I like that this one does the larger ones and up top (where the weird paper is sticking up) is a binder so that you can make bound books by putting hot glue into the "spine" of your book, letting it dry, putting the paper into the book and the binder heats up the glue and binds it together.

    @MsKLaster - LOL - My #Made4Math will display some of the goodies... it's going to school with me today too I think!

    Jennifer Smith Sloane said...

    Of course I knew that you would love your toy! I've got hubby on the lookout for mine so I can dust it off and use it again! LOL!

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