I have a confession to make. I’ve always been the girl with crazy eyebrows. Thanks to my pops, they’re thick and wild. I’ve never really paid any attention to them, except for that one time in middle school where I discovered tweezers and pretty much turned my bushy brows into thin little pencil lines. We don’t talk about that.
Recently, I began to notice just how crazy my eyebrows are. In the morning, they’ll go in all four directions and nothing will help them stay in place. That’s when I made the brave decision to go get my eyebrows threaded… for the first time!
If you don’t know what eyebrow threading is, it’s basically a form of plucking out hairs in a row using cotton thread. The threads are twisted and rolled over your hairs to strategically pull them out. I decided to choose threading over waxing simply because waxing terrifies me. My little sister waxed my eyebrow (yes, only one) once and needless to say, I was left with a patchy eyebrow.
I made my appointment and then stuck to it. The lady that did the threading was as nice as can be, but we didn’t talk much. She had me sit in her chair, comment on how unruly my eyebrows were, and then went to work. I was more than nervous because she didn’t ask me any questions– she just… started.
The process felt like forever. I thought she was plucking away every single piece of hair on my head. Since I couldn’t see anything, I was even more afraid that my middle school eyebrows were going to make a comeback. Fifteen minutes later, she finally pulled out a mirror for me to examine her finished work.
Thank goodness the Yelp reviews did not steer me wrong. She was truly a talented artist and my eyebrows looked like they’ve never looked before: tamed! She cleaned it up, gave them shape, and left the thickness (which is what I wanted and probably should have told her to begin with, but it’s like she read my mind).
I don’t know why I was so scared to begin with and why I waited so long. I’m a huge fan of threading now! It’s practically painless and didn’t leave my sensitive skin like a sunburned tomato when I walked out. I’ll definitely be doing this again.
I’ve decided that my favorite meat to cook with is flank steak. It’s cheap, hard to mess up, and tasteful. You can also prepare it many different ways and it cooks well in the slow cooker.
Did I mention that it’s also ridiculously easy to shred? This recipe, although it looks mighty flavorful, was still a little dull for me. The taste was a bit muted and there wasn’t a huge punch from the salsa like I had hoped.
If you simply use the meat to roll into a burrito or toss onto a taco, then it’d be great since there are other elements of food in a burrito and taco. If you’re eating this meat plain, then you’ll need to add some more spices.
from Lifetime Moms
Crockpot Chile Flank Steak
- 1 Flank Steak - 1 3/4 lbs to 2 lbs (cut in half)
- 1 small can of green chiles
- 1 large red onion, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of cumin
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- In a medium pan, brown flank steak in olive oil on both sides and place in the bottom of slow cooker.
- Add in the remaining ingredients and cover.
- Cook on low for 4-5 hours if you prefer it sliced, cook 5-6 hours if you prefer it shredded. Serve shredded over rice, in a tortilla or even plain.