I’m a realistic person, in general. I know my chances of becoming a billionaire in this life are slim to none…which is why I’ve set my sights on becoming a MEGA MILLIONAIRE instead, muwahahaha!

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The Mega Millions lotto jackpot is up to an unethical amount of money right now – $330 million – so Ben and I cashed in a few dollars for some tickets to see if we could cash out big time. 

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Well, actually Ben got the Mega Millions jackpot tickets…I accidently got Powerball tickets thinking they were the same thing. Fail.

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I’m sure the guy at the store I bought these at was laughing his rear off as I left, most likely knowing I meant to buy the Mega Millions tickets, instead of the measly $34 million jackpot Powerball ones.

I know…measly?!

Anyways, you’ll know tomorrow morning if we strike it rich. Larabars for all if we do! ;)

In other news, I had to tell Ben to pipe down during dinner tonight – he wouldn’t stop exclaiming how “bomb” it was: Crock Pot Carnitas Tacos! :D


I followed The Kitchn’s pork carnitas recipe which slow cooks pork shoulder in a unique & exotic-tasting flavor combo containing orange juice, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and peppers in adobo sauce, until it turns outrageously tender & succulent!


I’m not kidding when I say that after 8.5 hours in the crock pot – the pork roast literally shredded itself. 8O


To make my tacos, I started with a corn tortilla,


then added the shredded pork on top. (FYI I should clarify – I DO like pork, just not New Years Day pork!)


On goes zesty coleslaw, courtesy of The Neely’s,


and you’re done!


Oh, I forgot. Repeat! :D




Crock pot carnitas tacos!


The pork has the most unique flavor – Ben was seriously spoon-drinking the cooking liquid – and the coleslaw combines cabbage with lime juice, rice vinegar and sugar which makes the perfect combo of crunchy, sweet & sour!


The tacos needed a little somethin’ somethin’ so I squeezed a lime wedge in sour cream and drizzled it on top.




Ben cooked up some potato rounds,

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and made Meat & Potato Burritos.


Tehehe, look at his little skewer!


It certainly never gets boring around here… ;)

Not only does Ben not like New Years Day pork, he just doesn’t love pork in general. I took a gamble on this dish (pun intended) thinking he’d like it, and he toooootally did! He was nuts for it, actually. Make it, mmkay?

Off to go stare at my lotto ticket until the drawing at 10. Wish us luck!


Finish this sentence: “If I won the lotto, the first ridiculously indulgent thing I’d buy (after doing the right thing and saving/donating/etc) is ______.”

A private plane!!