I didn't want to do it.
I didn't want to turn into one of them.
But I have to admit
it ain't half that bad.
I'm a Utah Mormon blogger.
Well, if you can still call me a blogger.
Since I don't really blog anymore.
I took the following photo yesterday.
It pretty much tells the story.
I set up the photo myself
on MANUAL settings
because I have just loved my photography class.
You can't be a good Utah Mormon lady
unless you are are enrolled in some kind of class,
And you definitely can't be a good
Utah Mormon mommy blogger
unless you know how to photograph.
I took the photo after running into the shot.
My camera was supported by a boulder
on the opposite side of the trail.
And look at us.
We are so cute.
Notice my Utah fashionable hat.
And my frame 35 pounds lighter
because I run every other day.
My kids are perfection.
Even my dog is perfection.
My husband is the bomb.
I love him so much,
and he's perfection too.
Just for me.
Now, I wonder how many people
I've managed to annoy?
What I don't want to tell you is
I set up the picture to hide my fat butt.
We went to the canyon
on a Sunday
NOT in our Sunday clothes
just to get a picture of the leaves.
Notice the photo
is lack of any oranges or reds.
My kids have rebelled against
family bike rides in the same canyon because
I made them ride all the way
to Bridal Veil from our house once.
Apparently 20 miles round trip is a bit much.
O.k. I don't think its that far,
I can't get them to want to go.
I threw the hat on because I took a photo
earlier that day at church
and my hair was atrocious.
Is that the right spelling of
I guess I have a ways to go
to be the perceived perfect Utah Mormon.
I think they all probably have a ways to go too.
I will however share with you a recipe
that screams Utah.
It's Cafe Rio Pork
and it's so delicious.
I made up the recipe
because I couldn't find one that was good enough.
Yeah, I'm an awesome cook.
What can I say?
I lived in the South for 10 years.
It gives me the advantage.
I also like to keep it simple in the kitchen.
Throw the following ingredients into a crock pot.
3 pounds pork roast
2 cups diet Pepsi
About 1 cup and a handful of brown sugar (just go with it)
1 cup water
2 cubes Chicken Boullion
3 Tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup dried onion
1/3 cup taco seasoning.
Cook for 6 hours.
Shred the pork into the liquids right inside the crockpot.
Cook another 2 hours.
Serve over hot fresh tortillas from Costco.
Try the recipe.
And come back and tell me how amazingly Utah I've become.