Monday, August 20, 2012

Easy Dinner and Random Shots

You may have noticed that blogging has taken a little bit of a backseat for me lately.  It’s been a crazy couple of week.  As you all know, I have a new job.  I’m still adjusting to that, and we have had close family members in the hospital, which has also been stressful.  I am happy to say that things seem to be looking up as far as medical concerns go.  I think I am going to try and keep blogging 2-3 days a week.  That’s about the average of what I had been doing prior to July.  If you’re a longtime reader, thank you for being patient! 

I have also noticed some new “likes” on my Facebook page and some new commenters on the blog!  Welcome to my new readers!

I thought I would start by sharing an easy dinner from this weekend.  I am ashamed to say that this is probably the first dinner I have cooked in 2-3 weeks.  We’ve done a lot of take-out and/or restaurant nights lately.  However, this week, we went to the grocery store and actually PLANNED out our meals again and I cooked!

Pork Tenderloin is always a go-to meal for us.  I like to watch for when they go on sale (B1G1) at Harris Teeter.  The other great thing about pork tenderloin is that there are 2 in a package.  So if we cook both, we usually have enough for two meals. 



I decided to grill it this time.  We preheated the grill and turned it to low.  I seasoned the pork with Emeril’s Original Essence and Lime Pepper (dried).  Then I cooked it on the grill, turning it approximately every 8 minutes to cook all sides evenly, until it reached 160 degrees.



We paired the pork with my new favorite summer veggie: roasted okra.


So simple.  Toss in EVOO, add salt, pepper, and Garlic Powder and roast for 15-20 minutes.  Delicious!


Dinner was done in under 40 minutes and was delicious!

I was just going through my memory card and I thought I would include a few random shots of what has been happening lately.  Hope you enjoy!

Movie date to see “Brave”



Baseball Date




Fun Zumba Times



  1. I love the roasted okra - I'll try that this week!  Been getting bored with the veggies I cook and completely keep forgetting to just do it simple - and roast them!   And please feel free to post pics of that sweet girl any time... I miss her terribly! ;)

  2. Yummy! I love the pork tenderloins too (and the okra).


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