FOR TODAY May 24, 2012
Outside my window... There are lots of dark clouds lurking in my neighborhood! I think it will be raining off and on all day. It's also cold, only about 58 degrees outside today!
I am thinking... How much the wind has blown this spring, seriously 30-35 miles per hour . . . all day long yesterday! It broke a big branch off one of my trees in the backyard- the poor thing is getting bare!
I am thankful for... My ancestors, and the opportunity that I have to celebrate their lives and remember them on Memorial Day. I love this holiday!
From the learning rooms...
“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however.”
From the kitchen...
I made this recipe last night for dinner and it was so good, and very easy! It's a Paula Deen recipe - of course it's good! I served it with a big green salad.
Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin
- 1 (4-pound) boneless pork loin, with fat left on
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary or 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.Place the pork loin on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. With your fingers, massage the mixture onto the pork loin, covering all of the meat and fat.
Roast the pork for 30 minutes, then reduce the heat to 425 degrees F and roast for an additional hour. Test for doneness using an instant-read thermometer. When the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F, remove the roast from the oven. Allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving. It will continue to cook while it rests.
I am wearing... Jeans, sweatshirt and sandals.
I am going... Just got done collecting money for flags. The Young Women in our church put out flags on each holiday. Those who want a flag in their yard pay $25.00 per year; it helps the Young Women go to girls camp!
I am reading... I just got done reading, "Ghost at Work" by Carolyn Hart. It was the cutest book about a lady who died and decided that she just needed to keep herself busy. So she went to the Department of Good Intentions . . . with good intentions . . . go to the library and check out this book, it's very cute! I bought it at a thrift store for .50, and it was worth both quarters!
I am hoping... That the weather stays nice for the week-end.
I am hearing... The soft hum of my computer, and the loud buzz of the lawn mower!
Around the house... Very busy today, running here and there, trying to get, this and that done . . . you know that feeling, right? I'm hoping to get a little housekeeping done before tomorrow.
One of my favorite things...I love working in my yard!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
Today - Clean my house, make bread, fix dinner.
Tomorrow - Take care of a few business transactions, go to the bank and the courthouse .
Saturday - Gone all day decorating graves.
Sunday - Church
Monday - Celebrate my sweet husbands's birthday!!
Here is picture for thought I am sharing... These two cuties were having so much fun checking out my daughter's new washer and dryer -it was very cute!!
"Only where children gather is there any real chance of fun."
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