Taxes and Tenderloins

Today, I had the joy of filing our taxes. Usually my husband does this, but he has been extra busy with school and work, so I told him I could handle it.

I always thought taxes were tricky, but thanks to good ol’ H & R Block, it really wasn’t hard.

Want to know what was hard? Putting in my own income and seeing that minuscule number. It’s disheartening.

I don’t even make 1/4 of what my hubby does, maybe an eighth. Probably not.

It was really discouraging to look at that number and see that annually, I’m really no help at all. In fact, my work only took away from our final return. Eek!

So, after that nonsense, I was feeling pretty low. What do I contribute to this family anyway was the loud thought in my mind.

I tend to get down on myself easily. After some time though, I did realize it’s not about the money.

I get to spend every day with my children and I do contribute, even though it isn’t much. Not all of life’s accomplishments are made in monetary gains. In fact, most are not. The way you leave others feeling doesn’t cost a thing.

I get to spend my days snuggling my baby, making him smiling, picking my son up from school and providing nurturing care that can’t really be bought.

I am so grateful for this and that my husband provides me with this opportunity.

After my taxes, I was tired and decided to use the crockpot to cook some pork (it’s on sale this week).

However, I didn’t want to make the same old recipe, so I went with pork lettuce wraps and they turned out divine. Plus, they’re healthy, so that’s a win.

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Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps with Mango Cilantro Dressing Recipe:

1 Pork Tenderloin

1 cup Spicy salsa

One head Romaine Lettuce

1 cup Shredded Carrots


1/2 bag Frozen Mangos

1/2 bunch Cilantro

3/4 c water

Place in crockpot one tenderloin with your choice of spicy salsa.
Cook on low for a minimum of six hours, until meat is thoroughly cooked.

After pork is cooked shred the meat and place on your pieces of lettuce that have been washed and dried.

Place carrots on top of the meat.

For the dressing place both items in blender, with water.

Blend until well mixed. Place on top of carrots and pork.

Then, eat up!

My son’s plate.


Dressing mixture.


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