A pink party and a slow cooker recipe.

Oh, Monday.  Why must you return to me so quickly? Thinking smile

Before I get into today’s post, I wanted to tell all of you to go check out my guest post on Cinnamon’s blog!  The post is about my definition of a ‘balanced’ lifestyle.  Hope you like it! Smile

I mentioned in Friday’s post that I had a baby shower to attend this weekend.


The shower was for my gorgeous friend, Shannon. 


Her baby, Amelia (or “Mia”), is due in 7th weeks.  We can’t wait to meet her!


It was a great time with wonderful friends and delicious food.


And of course, everything was pink. Winking smile


Too cute.  Congrats, Shannon and Todd!  We couldn’t be more excited for you! Smile


And now, for another successful slow-cooker meal!

Slow Cooker Steak Tacos

(modified from this recipe)

Makes about 10 tacos


  • 2 lbs flank steak (*see note below)
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

To serve:


  1. Combine all of the spices into a bowl. 
  2. Rub the spices onto both sides of the meat.
  3. Put the meat in the slow-cooker, and add any leftover spices on top.  Then top the meat with the peppers and onions.  Set the slow-cooker to low.
  4. After about 8 hours, take the meat out and put it into a bowl.  Shred the meat with two forks.  Using a slotted spoon, add the peppers and onions into the bowl.
  5. Serve the meat topped with guacamole, salsa, and cilantro.

* One note: I’m personally someone who likes a lot of flavor in every dish I eat.  So for me, the flank steak didn’t have quite as much flavor as I would have liked.  The tacos were still delicious because the meat was flavored with some incredible spices, plus the toppings added to the flavor.  But I think to kick these up another notch, I would probably use a pork butt instead next time.  I would do the exact same thing I did this time, except I would substitute pork.  Just a suggestion! Smile




Brandon (my lover of all Mexican foods) really enjoyed this dish.


And because the recipe makes so much, we were able to enjoy the leftovers for a couple of nights. 

Leftovers = less work for Kristen = happy wifey. Winking smile

Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

What are some of your favorite baby shower games?

If you have kids, did you choose to go the traditional pink or blue route when decorating his/her room?  Or did you go a different route?

Ever cooked with flank steak?



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21 Responses to A pink party and a slow cooker recipe.

  1. Danielle

    What an adorable shower! I just love all the pink! That cake is gorgeous!
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  2. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    Looks like a delicious recipe! We like to do chicken in the crock pot with similar spices and then use it for tacos, nachos, and quesadillas. :)
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  3. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Wow that cake looks awesome!!The tacos look yummy too. Looks like you had a good time :)
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  4. Jessie

    What an adorable babyshower! Love the color theme.

    Didn’t do too much this weekend, due to the fact that Ramadan is still happening. The weekend consisted of countless hours of Olympics & movies w/ the hubs :)
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  5. Kat

    Ahhh that cake!! Not only does it look incredible, but I bet it was so so tasty. What a cute theme
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  6. amy @ fearless homemaker

    Sounds like such a fun party! And those steak tacos look delicious. YUM!
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  7. Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy

    That cake is adorable!
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  8. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    wow that pink party looks awesome! cupcakes AND A cake??? Sign me up!! HA!
    Those tacos looks so good!I’m so meat ignorant I don’t even know how to begin to buy a pork butt. Any suggestions? Are they just at the grocery store?
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yep, they should just be at the grocery store. If you have a grocery store that has a butcher (like they do at Publix), you could always ask, if you aren’t sure. Sometimes they use different names for the same cut of meat, so it can be confusing! I know I can get intimidated in the meat section, as well!

  9. jennifer

    I have used flank steak! It turned out well on the grill and also in the slow cooker (my husband prefers it from the slow-cooker, though! It was a bit tough on the grill.)

    And we went with blue for both of our boys’ rooms. But we didn’t know they were boys before they arrived! (we wanted to be surprised) I guess I just had a feeling!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh that’s so funny! Wow, I guess if you build it, they will come!! ;)

  10. Alyssa @ fit and fun in third

    I haven’t been to many baby showers, so I’m not really familiar with the games, but that shower looks adorable!!
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  11. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    That cake is *INCREDIBLE* Loves it! Also, I agree that flank steak isn’t the most flavorful cut. Have you thought to maybe use ribeye next time for the tacos? The ribeye is the most flavorful cut of steak, and is the cut of choice by every single chef I know…even over filet! Plus, you wouldn’t have to make an entire pork butt for two…but then again, I’m southern, so I could eat pork butt all day long :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Good idea!! I hope other people see this comment, because it’s a very good suggestion! :) Thank you!!

  12. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana

    I just had a baby “sprinkle” for my second baby hosted by friends in my mom’s group. They collected baby pictures of our first children, and we had to guess who was who. You could also do baby pictures of the ladies who are attending the shower! I thought it was different and fun :)

    I love these kind of slow-cooker meals!! Looks really easy and yummy :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      That’s such a cute idea for a shower game! I love that!

  13. Corrie Anne

    I love a serious pink party!!!! My favorite showers are the ones where you don’t play games. I’d probably definitely decorate pink for a girl, but probably orange or something for a boy.
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  14. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    Cute baby shower decor! I love all the pink!

    I need to try shredded steak tacos… I do chicken in the crockpot allll the time, but have never tried the steak. Cody would love that!

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  15. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    I can’t wait to try these!
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  16. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    Aw that looks like a great baby shower! That cake is amazing looking! I LOVE eating flanked steak.
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  17. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    LOVE that cake. Do you think they make wedding cakes?

    Not that I’m getting married any time soon…or that my potential husband would approve of pink and black as a theme…
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