2019 · Friday · Meme · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · stuff · Uncategorized · Wine

Wine

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I know that Julia Child didn’t say this…but I like this meme.

Happy Friday!

2019 · Chicken · cooking · fall · Pork · Sauce · Uncategorized

Fig Sauce

I have used this sauce now on both chicken and pork.  I love the added flavor to the meat.

Chop one large shallot and grate two garlic cloves, add salt and pepper.  Heat in a bit of olive oil until translucent.  Add in 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar, and 1/4-1/3 of a cup fig jam or preserves.  Stir until blended, and simmer.When it is well blended (simmer for about 8 to 10 minutes), add in two tablespoons of butter (I use unsalted butter).The butter adds a richness to the sauce (I think).Serve over the pork loin or your meat of choice.  I have used this on burgers, chicken, and as a dipping sauce for egg rolls.

Enjoy!

 

2019 · cooking · Dinner · fall · Pork · Uncategorized

Pork Tenderloin

I made a roasted Pork Tenderloin to go with my sweet potato risotto.  One pork loin, at room temperature, and patted dry.  They are normally packaged with two smaller loins in one package.  Perfect for just David and I.Thoroughly salt and pepper all sides of the loins.Sear in a hot pan until golden on all sides.Instead of placing the pan in the oven (still over 90 degrees here), I ended up using my toaster oven (preheated at 400 degrees).  Roasted for about ten to twelve minutes.Rest for about 5 minutes (tented with aluminium foil), then slice across the grain.  My plate below.David’s plate and his has the Fig Balsamic sauce on the pork.  Recipe coming tomorrow. 

Blessings!

2019 · Arkansas · fall · Florida · Friday · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Seasons · Uncategorized

Friday

Hoops and Yoyo Fall Friday

It seems to me that everyone is in love with pumpkin spice the minute Fall season is mentioned.  For those of you that don’t know, I live in the Panhandle of Florida, where the high temperature today is forecast for 94 degrees with a low of 74 degrees (like at 10:00 p.m.).  UGH.  I just can’t.

I love pumpkin pie, and sweet potato pie and all that goes with those yummy things, but I just can’t with the coffee and drinks.

I miss this:

Fall trees

The colors…the crispness in the air…the true feeling of Fall.  It is this time of year I miss Northwest Arkansas.  The trees there are gorgeous in the Fall, as I am sure they are as well in many other North or Northeast areas.  Here, it is brown and green…all the time.

So with that…Happy Friday.  I hope you have a great day.

2019 · Affirmations · Arkansas · encourage · Enough · family · friends · future · Grateful · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Remembering · southern girls · thankful · thoughts · Uncategorized · whole grain

These women…

No matter the circumstances or the time that passes these two have been amazing…always there, always loving and supportive.

I wish I lived closer…I wish I could be there for all of the important moments. I don’t. But…it doesn’t matter. We are always there when we need each other, regardless the circumstances.

Love knows no boundaries…and these two prove that.

Blessings.