I've been majorly obsessing over the Spike the Punch necklaces recently, but the shop owner only posts them at like 3am EST...and they sell SO fast. Instead of waiting until 3am every night to stalk these down, I got these new necklaces from Forever21! I bought these with intentions of buying one, painting it similar to a Spike the Punch necklace, and moving on. Well, I accidentally purchased THREE of them. Woopsies. So clearly, I had to paint these up and show them to you guys (if i have any readers left....thankyou!)!
Ps - if anyone wants one, let me know and i'll order more to paint for you in whatever colors you choose!!
for those who want to do it themselves, the necklace is fairly new to Forever 21 and i just painted them with nail polish because I'm classy and creative like that (HAH.)
Directions: Place garlic, onion, lime juice, cumin, oregano, chiptoles, cloves in a blender.
Trim all fat off meat, cut into 4 inch chunks. Season with salt and pepper and brown on high heat in 1 tsp oil. Add liquefied spices, water, bay leaves and simmer on high in a crock pot for 4 hours.
Once cooked and the meat is tender, remove the meat and place in a dish. Shred it with two forks, and reserve the liquid for later (discard the bay leaf). Return the shredded meat to the pot, adjust salt and cumin (you may need to add more) to taste and add some of the reserved liquid back. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes to let the flavors penetrate."
note: i served mine with black bean and corn salsa, sofrito rice, and avocado slices. i suggest all of this. ah-mazing.
I hope you all had a lovely holiday season! i know i did! this is the super simple, yet super cute mantle that my momma puts up each year. we added a new stocking to the mix this year for my great aunt mary, who moved in with my parents a few months ago. you can barely see it, but, on the edges, the dogs have stockings too! :)