Two Happy Homemakers http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com Blog of authors Elyssa Andrus and Natalie Hollingshead Fri, 25 May 2012 17:30:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The Summer List http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com/the-summer-list/ http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com/the-summer-list/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 17:30:34 +0000 nataliehollingshead http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com/?p=256 Our family recently sat down and brainstormed ideas for our Summer List — a collection of some of the activities and events we want to be sure to fit into those lazy summer days. I wrote them on the chalkboard … Continue reading ]]>

Our family recently sat down and brainstormed ideas for our Summer List — a collection of some of the activities and events we want to be sure to fit into those lazy summer days. I wrote them on the chalkboard in our kitchen, just like I did last year, leaving space to add excursions as they come to mind.

This is a fun Family Home Evening activity and great way to get everyone excited about the summer. It’s also nice to have a fun, visual reminder where everyone can see it.

If you don’t have a chalkboard in your kitchen — this one was made with chalkboard spray paint and a cheap piece of framed art from the thrift store —you could write your ideas on a whiteboard or jot them on a piece of paper and hang it on the fridge.

Have fun making your own summer list!

(The original inspiration for our Summer List came from this blog via Pinterest)

 

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Crock-Pot Shredded Beef Tacos http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com/crock-pot-shredded-beef-tacos/ http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com/crock-pot-shredded-beef-tacos/#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 20:10:53 +0000 elyssaandrus http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com/?p=245 Continue reading ]]>

I’m obsessed with anything that can be made in a slow cooker, so I adapted this recipe using a rump roast from one I found on Pinterest. (The original version is on the blog cookingclassy.blogspot.com.) I like that this recipe uses consomme, and I love how easy, tender and flavorful the beef turns out to be.

Shredded Beef:

1 (2 pound) rump roast

¼ cup water

1 (14-ounce) can consommé

1 tablespoon chili powder

½ tablespoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

3 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon of salt

1 dash cracked black pepper

Combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Grease slow cooker (or use liners), then add roast, consommé, water and lime juice. Rub seasoning over roast and cook on low heat 8-10 hours. Before serving, let meat rest, then shred and return to slow cooker.

Serve beef on small flour tortillas with lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese, guacamole and sour cream.

– Elyssa Andrus

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Happy Homemaking! http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com/happy-homemaking/ http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com/happy-homemaking/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:12:12 +0000 cedarfort http://www.twohappyhomemakers.com/?p=19 Continue reading ]]> Welcome to the official website of authors Elyssa Andrus and Natalie Hollingshead, and their book, Happy Homemaking: An LDS Girl’s Guide.

On this site we’ll share tips and tricks to make homemaking fun and doable. We’ll post our favorite recipes, cutest crafts, best home decor ideas and inspirations, time-saving shortcuts, and secrets for a fabulous home and life.

Find out more…

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