There are some things about the nearing end of another school year for the kiddos that I’m looking forward to, and others, well, not so much. The upside to summer? Not dragging kids out of bed at dawn to argue, fuss and fight into getting ready to go to school. Most days in the dark since daylight savings makes sure we only get a finite number of days where we don’t feel like it is dark and dreary that early in the day.
The main downside to summertime for me is actually knowing that without fail, if we need anything from the grocery store, I will have to take all three kids with me. Keeping track of my kids in a grocery store is, as a dear friend of mine calls it, like herding cats. Willful, cute, cuddly, independent, infuriating little kittens to be exact.
Kayla is contained, but not happy about it, so she does her best to make sure she reaches every single thing on the shelves or in the basket and throws it out. Cole doesn’t stay with me so I have to shop and attempt to keep him from ending up out the door or who knows where (for real) and Aidan likes to ram the cart and ask for everything under the sun every 1.2 seconds. As bad as that is, it’s almost better than when the boys decide to ‘get along’ and ‘play’ – that involves fully on slip and sliding down the aisles in the store and giggling like maniacs. We get an awful lot of looks, thankfully most of them range from tolerant to amused to those few who must’ve had kids just like mine and are actually far enough removed from it to look on with fond memories.
I’m most definitely NOT there yet. In fact, to be honest, I can absolutely feel a migraine coming on and my blood pressure boiling. The rest of the day does NOT go well for us.
There are two reasons I’m telling you all this.
1) You know I love keeping it real here. After all that was the intent of starting this blog in the first place and in almost 5 1/2 years of blogging I like to give myself a reality check.
2) There is actually a solution available to me now! And if you live here in Utah in the Centerville to Eagle Mountain (and everywhere in between) area, there is a solution for you too.
What would it mean to you to be able to go online, shop for your groceries in mere minutes, and, here’s the best part, HAVE GROCERIES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR!?
Think about what that could mean. Go ahead. I’ll give you a second…
Yeah. I thought you’d like that.
That’s why I’m excited to give my local friends a chance at winning a full year’s membership for unlimited deliveries ($99 value). You just have to try this out! And actually, you can because they offer a free two-week trial membership. But seriously, when it works out to around $2 per week you’re going to see the savings.
Here are a few reasons should you give Daily Goods a try and other ways you could use it:
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- Late night, kids asleep and you realize you need something first thing in the morning? Have it delivered!
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- Single parent, or Mom or Dad on your own a lot, it’s valet service and an extra set of hands helping you out.
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I’ve done the math on this for me. I grocery shop for one reason or another at least once a week and often twice with how the trips have to be chopped up for time or budget. That means driving there and back usually 2 times per week, which is actually about a 5 mile round trip or more from where we live. Add in time to get the kids ready to go, load up (remember, we’re herding cats here), referee the various arguments, drive to the store, unload, get into the store and try to contain everyone, shop, checkout line, out to the car, load up again, more referee, go home, unload kids, unload groceries and put them away. No joke, any grocery trip with all three kids is at least a two hour outing for us.
The alternative? 10 minutes on the computer. Groceries at my door at a time of my choosing in the delivery schedule, bags into my kitchen, put away. DONE.
It’s worth saying again. DONE!!
Isn’t that worth entering the giveaway and checking out Daily Goods right there?
So what exactly is Daily Goods? Well, in their own words:
DailyGoods is Utah’s favorite online grocery store. Our mission is to save you time by bringing you the freshest selection of produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, and groceries straight to your door. We are committed to providing an amazing experience on every order, which is why we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
We offer over 12,000 grocery and household items. Our wonderful local supplier relationships mean that we cut and prepare meat and bakery goods to your order, ensuring that they are fresher than anything you can buy at the store.
Want to know more? They have a nice FAQ on their website that pretty much covers all the bases. And if you aren’t sure you are in the delivery area, you can check that out right here.
They have a couple of plans and pricing levels, but either way you can take advantage of their two-week free trial to check things out. Once you use the service though you are going to love it!
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I had the ingredients for this recipe delivered to me for my trial run using Daily Goods. I often find I want to make something but am missing a particular ingredient. How nice to actually make my list, menu plan and shop all at once. I felt so organized!
I was able to shop on Daily Goods and have a nice pork roast brought to my door, along with some other items I needed, including a nice big bottle of mustard to make this Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce. It was so worth it! The first time I had a gold BBQ sauce was early last Fall after a friend’s afternoon wedding. We went to THE BEST BBQ place (which is unfortunately around an hour from home so not somewhere I can visit any time I want). It was amazing, but my favorite item of the night was the different sauces to choose from, in particular this golden, mustard based sauce that was pure, sweet and tangy heaven, especially on the pulled pork. I’m so glad I was finally able to come close to recreating it at home!
This recipe is a real winner. You just have to try it. The pork is tender and so flavorful. The sauce is such a nice change from the usual tomato based sauces. This recipe is ridiculously easy to make too. Just make the spice rub, put it on the roast, put it in the slow cooker with some onion and a bit of water and go about your day. The sauce takes about 5 minutes to put together later when you’re ready to eat and that’s all there is to it!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Adapted from A Fit & Spicy Life
1 4-5lb pork butt roast (not loin) (bone in or out)
3 tablespoons smoked paprika
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped into quarters
2 cups warm water
8 6-inch hoagie rolls or other buns for serving
Place the pork roast on a large plate or piece of foil or even in the slow cooker. In a small bowl stir together the paprika, brown sugar, pepper, salt and garlic powder. Rub half the mixture into one side of the roast, turn it over and repeat on the other side and ends. Place the roast in the slow cooker on about half of the onion. Place the remaining onion on top of the roast. Gently add the water to the slow cooker (along the side of the roast, not pouring right on top and washing most of the rub off). Set the slow cooker on low for 8 hours or high for 5. The pork should be falling apart, the fat marbling all melted and the meat tender enough to easily pull apart with tongs or a fork. Remove the pork pieces from the slow cooker and place in a shallow baking dish to shred and remove any large, remaining chunks of fat. Shred into bite size pieces by pulling or pressing with a fork or tongs. The meat should be falling apart and this is easy to do. Place all the nice pieces of meat into a bowl and add a 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Stir to help break up any big chunks of meat and shred for sandwiches.
Makes about 5-6 cups shredded meat. Enough for 8 hoagies.
Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce
Adapted from Saveur.com
1 cup yellow mustard
1/2 cup cider vinegar
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon mild hot sauce
1 tablespoon molasses
Whisk all together in a small saucepan well over low heat and bring to a simmer to melt the sugars and warm slightly. Serve generously over the pulled pork on soft hoagies buns. Makes about 2 cups.
Disclosure: I was compensated by Daily Goods for my review ingredients and provided with a year’s membership. No other compensation was needed and my opinions are all my own.