If you name her, she will come. That’s my theory. I’m in the final countdown until this baby joins our family. Hopefully this week. I so graciously gave my husband the rights to naming this baby girl but as the big day comes closer, I’m second guessing my decision. He’s in no rush to come up with a name. We usually decide after a couple days in the hospital with the birth record people breathing down our neck and I don’t want to do that this time.
I just don’t love any names yet. We’ve both made lists and only have one name that matched and we both weren’t ecstatic about it. So…any ideas? I like names that are not too crazy but not too common. I already have a daughter named Gracie Belle (after my grandma) so it can’t be anything like that.
It’s no secret that I’ve been all about meat this pregnancy. This Cuban shredded beef is moist and tender with a crispy flavorful outside. The meat is infused with garlic and onion flavor and brightened with fresh orange and lime juice. Eat it with a side of rice and beans or roll it up in a tortilla for a savory meal. I’m in the heart of Cuban culture here in south Florida and I would take this over any restaurant version I’ve tried.
After you’ve cooked the meat, cover it in foil and pound it with a meat mallet. If you don’t have a meat mallet, use a heavy saucepan and get some aggression out. I felt a little like a Stepford wife gone a-wall here. You can even see my son in the background doing his homework – probably thinking I had lost it as I splattered him with shredded meat.