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.
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.
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
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! LOLReplyDelete
Bravo, sounds yummy,ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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 http://perfectdietplan.org/, - personalized meal plan. I don’t have to cook now and also they help me to control my weight.ReplyDelete
For somebody who hates cooking (like me!) you sure did the darned thang! Looks good!ReplyDelete
Ohmygosh, you make me laugh!ReplyDelete
you are so funny!
oh, and the roast looks delicious!
Ohmygosh, you are such a riot.ReplyDelete
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