Monday, July 4, 2022

God Bless America!

Hello Everyone,

I thought this vintage 4th of July image was perfect!  I'll be sure and let you know if we see any dancing bears this weekend!

I do have a new recipe I'm going to share with you.  Our neighbors came over for dinner the other night and I served Chalupa Dinner Bowls.  This is an easy and very tasty dinner to prepare.


1 pound dried pinto beans

1 (3-1/2 pound) bone-in pork loin roast

2 (4.5 ounce) chopped green chiles

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 (32 ounce) container chicken broth

1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chiles with lime juice and cilantro - If you can't find it just use a can of diced tomatoes

8 taco salad shells


shredded iceberg lettuce, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, halved cherry tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream and avocado slices


Rinse and sort beans.

Place pinto beans in a 6-quart crock pot.  Add roast and next 7 ingredients.  Pour chicken broth over the roast.

Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours.  Remove bones and fat from roast; pull roast into large pieces with two forks.  Stir in diced tomatoes and green chiles.  Cook roast, uncovered, on HIGH for 1 more hour, or until liquid is slightly thickened and beans are tender

Serve in taco salad shells and top with toppings.

I purchased these taco shell molds from Amazon.

I love a taco salad too, so I think the molds are going to get a lot of use.

This morning we are heading to the Alameda County Fair to watch our granddaughters show their goats for FFA.  We visit the animals at the school farm every time we come to town.  We visit them just enough that we don't get too attached to them. 

There's nothing like a county fair and fattening fair food to get you in a patriotic mood.  It should be an interesting, and fun day.




  1. Hi Lynn! I used to have a similar recipe called Chalupa, but it wasn’t as interesting and it called for beef. I’ll have to try yours. Don’t you just love the crockpot?

    1. Hi Sanday. This is such an easy and tasty recipe. The leftovers make great nachos too!

  2. Happy 4th of July to everyone. The recipe looks so good! I’ll make it soon. Anxious to hear how the girls did at the fair!
    God Bless America 🇺🇸

  3. Hi Lynn, we love taco salads. I'd like to make my own bowls too. What is the diameter of the molds you purchased?