Monday, October 14, 2013

Ya Know I Hate Cooking!

I mean I really despise it. I am not sure why as I use to enjoy it but I think after the two years I spent living alone I got spoiled to not having to do it and it was nice not to have to do a bunch of grocery shopping, get out a bunch of stuff to cook and then clean up afterwards. I actually think food is probably the biggest waste in our lives *okie figures in her case that should be "the biggest waist"* since we have nothing to show for but eventually a pile of chit! Did I just cross a boundary there? *okie shrugs her shoulders and sighs* Oh well, that is what I think about it.

Anyway, I have been trying to come up with some different things to cook and on my last trip to the grocery store I even got some rosemary, garlic cloves, red cooking vinegar (I actually meant to get cooking sherry) and some balsamic vinegar because it seems like recipes I see call for these things. When I was in Florida my BFF Karen made a porkloin that had rosemary on it and I loved it. I have been trying to remember to get a porkloin and try it and I finally got one this week.

I looked at several recipes and I also asked Karen how she cooked hers and then I came up with my own method using all the ideas I read. I cut slits in the roast and put in garlic cloves and then I mixed up some Sea Salt, Paprika, Rosemary and Black Pepper and rolled the roast in the mixture and patted it on good with my hands. I heated a cast iron skillet on the stove with some EVOO and when started to smoke a little I put the roast in the skillet and pan seared, even holding it on it's end to make sure all sides were seared well. I left the roast in the pan with the fat side up and then cooked until the internal temp was at 150 degrees, think that was about 50 minutes or so, I checked on it at 20 minutes and then 40 minutes with the thermometer. 

Once the internal temperature was where I wanted I took itout and let it sit for about 15 minutes before slicing. I was concerned about it being too dry but I didn't need to worry since it was nice and tender. I think pan searing and cooking fat side up helped.

As you can see in the picture it was very juicy!

I did make a little sauce with the pan drippings, water, flour and a touch of Worcestershire Sauce. It was a little bland but with the flavor of the meat it was still okay.

To complete the meal I made some Easy Bacon Cheddar Potatoes and steamed some broccoli. The potato recipe called for chili powder and I am not a big fan of that spice unless I am making chili instead I tossed my sliced potatoes in some Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning.

I wasn't sure what the kids would think of the meal, the broccoli I knew they would like and figured they would like the potatoes but the roast I wasn't so sure about. It did get the thumbs up from both of them. My daughter said "it tasted different, but a good different". Guess maybe I should cook more often...but, NNAAWWW! Still don't like doing it! HA HA HA


  1. Looks yummy. Nothing you cook is ever as good as what someone else cooks though. I think it has to do with someone else doing the work! LOL

  2. OMGoodness ... this looks totally DELISH!!!! You've created a fabulous meal! =) I am with you on the cooking thing, at least in part. I do love to cook (especially large, multi-course meals), my DH loves my cooking and always compliments on it, so it keeps me inspired to cook even more. HOWEVER ... I do not like grocery shopping one bit. I also hate the clean up, which I NEVER get any help with. I stress myself out trying to come up with new and creative things to cook. I know there are lots of recipe sites online ... but somehow I keep falling into the rut of making our favs again and again (perhaps too much). I also dislike that I HAVE to cook every single day. I am not working any more, and the kids are grown and gone, so it is expected that I have the evening meal ready for my DH when he gets home from work (and 3 times a day on week-ends and his days off). It's not much to ask of me, and I don't really mind, but still ... I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a cooking-free day once in a while. Eating out would be such a treat, too bad it almost never happens! *sigh* But back to your post ... it looks yummy and something I will be trying soon!

  3. I hate cooking! At the same time I like to watch cooking shows and when they say something will take 30 minutes or less I laugh. They have all their stuff already chopped and set aside nice and neat. I realize it is a cooking show and they only have so much time, but I rarely see them chop a thing. I HATE chopping. I sometimes feel ashamed because I come from a Southern family where almost everybody are great cooks. Last year, I've discovered the great solution at, - personalized meal plan. I don’t have to cook now and also they help me to control my weight.

  4. For somebody who hates cooking (like me!) you sure did the darned thang! Looks good!

  5. Ohmygosh, you make me laugh!
    you are so funny!
    thank you!
    oh, and the roast looks delicious!

  6. Ohmygosh, you are such a riot.
    you have such a funny style of writing
    and i mean that in a good way
    that roast sure looks like it turned out good
    glad your samplers agreed