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Me, Myself, and I

Hi. Welcome to my little adventures. Not the typically going out on trips, however my idea of crafting, cooking, experiences, and whatever I feel like doing. Follow me and my adventures and maybe you can learn some things. 🙂

 

❤ Rosee

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Remodel

Shoe Closet

We purchased our home in 2016, at the time, homes were expensive, he just started his job, and my credit was horrible so I couldn’t help, (not like my job paid me good anyways) but we were struggling. We have a pit and obviously, if you own one, you would understand why it was so difficult to rent. During our home search it was difficult trying to find a home in our budget in the better neighborhoods. Our house sits right on the other border of the “bad neighborhood”, but it was decently nice and so we decided to purchase it. (And our neighborhood is actually super quiet which I love by the way.) We weren’t looking for a forever home, we were just looking for a “just for now” home.

Anyways, long story short, we’ve finally decided to start small projects to fix things here and there. Our home is old and built in 1918. Minor updates here and there but it still needs a lot of work.

We started up small, by painting some rooms here and there. We started on the built in buffet in the dining room but gave up because we couldn’t agree on new cabinets or if we just needed to refinish the old ones.

Then here comes me, who decides, I need to update my closet in the foyer. Our foyer is decently big with pretty big size closet. Hell, its the biggest one in the house! I decided to remove the hanger rod and the shelves on one side of the closet and put up new shelving for my (our) shoes. 🙂

Here’s the pictures from the process, empty closet to drawing out where the studs were so I could make sure to put the shelf holders in correctly, to painting it white, staining the shelves, and with DONE!

And here it is with my shoes. Excuse the fabric. I had went to a textile yard sale and was too lazy to take it into my craft room (because its a big mess in there, maybe a new project for it soon. :))

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And… Just a few photos from my front foyer.  Thanks for stopping by! ❤ Rosee

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Cooking

Pork Belly Tacos

Hi All! I had a girl’s craft night last night and made this amazing Asian inspired Pork Belly Taco. I love experiencing with food and while we were calibrating who was bringing what, in my mind, I wanted Pork Belly something. Did a little pinterest surfing and decided on this. I wanted to share my personal recipe to you all. Please, if you’ve tried it, share your photos with me! I would love to see them.

I apologize that there’s no other photos of the processing because honestly, I did not know it was going to turn out so well! I will update with more photos when I get to remake this amazing recipe. 🙂 ENJOY!

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Pork Belly Tacos (everything was eyeballed)

Ingredients:

  • Pork Belly
    • 4 lbs of Pork Belly (Definitely skin on, but if you can’t find it, no skin is fine)
    • 2 tbsp of Chinese Five Spice
    • 1 tbsp of Kosher Salt
    • 1tsp Garlic Powder
    • Dash of White Pepper
  • Asian Slaw
    • 2 English Cucumbers (shredded)
    • 1 Daikon (shredded)
    • 1 bag of shredded Carrots
    • 2 Garlic minced
    • 1 tsp Minced Ginger (about a thumb size)
    • a few chopped up Mint Leaves
    • 2 tbsp Mayo
    • 1 to 2 tbsp Sriracha (depends on how spicy you want it)
    • 1 to 2 tbsp of raw honey
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grilled Pineapple Salsa
    • Half a grilled pineapple chopped up
    • 1 diced Jalapeno
    • 2 shallots chopped up
    • 2 Garlic minced
    • a handful of chopped up cilantro
    • Juice of half a lime or the whole lime if it’s not juicy enough.
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pickled Red Onion (optional)
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 2 to 3 tbsp of sugar
    • 1 sliced red onion
    • as many garlic slices as you want (I did about 3 to 4 garlic)
    • as many jalapenos slices you want (I did 1 jalapeno)

Prep your pork belly, wash, dry with towel. Make sure there’s no water.  Make score marks on the top of the skin.  Mix the other ingredients in a bowl and season the pork belly. I rub the seasoning onto the belly. Cook the pork belly skin DOWN in 400 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour, flip the pork belly skin side up, and cook for about another 15 minutes until the skin becomes crispy. Let it rest.

For the slaw, I had used a shredder however if you want it to stay crispy longer, I say chop the cucumber and daikon about the same size as the bagged shredded carrots. Mix everything together.

For the pineapple, I had slice the pineapple and placed it on a pan, threw them in with the Pork Belly. I let it roast in there for about 20 minutes then diced them up. Mix it with the rest of the ingredients for the salsa.

Bring to boil in a pot, the water, vinegar and sugar. Once it boils turn it off and throw in the red onion, garlic, and jalapenos. Let it cool.

Once everything is done, I just heat up some corn tortillas and throw everything on it. Enjoy!