Eric and I went to our church’s Service Scavenger Hunt this weekend. You take a list of outdoor chores house to house (sweep the porch, wash the car, etc.) and whichever team finishes the most wins. It was awesome. People were just so surprised that we weren’t charging anything.
My favorite was this little old lady named Doris. She was just so cute. I loved everything about her, from her nylons pinned neatly to the clothes line out back, to the 3 wheel bike (with a basket!) that she rides around town, to her repeated exclamations about how she’s lived here a hundred years and no one’s ever done anything so nice for her.
Every time I think of scavenger hunts I can’t help but think of my brother Eric and his teenage escapades. One time he and his friends took their dates on a scavenger hunt where they crossed off everything on the list right from the start except “a quarter” and “a Barbie doll leg.” Not too many people have severed Barbie doll legs lying around (although they did acquire a few) but most everyone has a quarter. They kept going house to house until they had enough quarters to buy Carl’s Jr. for everyone. Attention teenage boys: if you need to take a girl out on the cheap, you’re welcome.
Now let’s talk pork. I thought this recipe looked good enough to try, but since barbeque is not my favorite-est flavor, I wasn’t expecting this recipe to bring down the house. I was totally wrong. This was the best thing I’ve eaten in a long time. The pork was awesome all on it’s own, perfectly flavorful without being too spicy. But then throw it in a tortilla with some lettuce cheese and tomato…
And ranch… Now we’re talkin. Don’t hate on the barbeque-ranch combo. I was dubious at first but now I’m a believer. I used a light yogurt-based ranch and it was delicious. Really, don’t skip this part. Oh, and this was super quick. Getting the spices together for the rub is the most time-consuming part. I couldn’t believe it was so tender after only 30 minutes in the oven. I was tempted to throw this in the slow cooker but was glad I didn’t. This is a great weeknight get-it-done meal.
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