Tuesday, February 23, 2010

SNOW DAY + What's for Dinner? 2/23/2010

Well, we got the snow we were wanting! And a LOT of it {for Texas, that is}. It was an awesome day! It started sleeting at around 6:30am and then quickly turned into snowing. Then it proceeded to snow ALL DAY, non-stop! The accumulation ended up being 2-3 inches! Alex and I kept looking at each other and saying "Is this really Texas?!?"

Alex's work got called off all together and I only had to work until 11am so it's been a wonderful, lazy snow day around here. My day went something like this: Work a little. Come home early. Eat lunch. Play in the snow with hubs & the dog. Read a book. Take a nap. Prepare dinner. Eat dinner. Snuggle on the couch and watch American Idol & the Olympics. Blog. It was an awesome day that I wish would never end!

Snow makes me so happy. I'm well aware that I probably wouldn't feel this way if I lived somewhere that got snow regularly, but I like to think that it would still make me happy. I just can't get over how BEAUTIFUL everything looks in snow cover. We don't live in a particularly attractive area but man, with snow it just looks MAGICAL!

Here are some pictures from the day...{what's for dinner at the bottom of this post}

For dinner tonight we made Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker with leftover mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli.

The only change I made to the pork recipe was to add a little Chili Garlic Paste {because we like a little kick} and to sub out the red wine for beef broth {because I thought we had red wine on hand but we didn't}. I also cooked the pork for 2 hours on high and 2 hours on low, because I just didn't trust that 4 hours on low was going to be enough. It was great!! The pork turned out so tender and juicy and we loved the sauce that was left behind in the slow cooker. I actually took the pork out when it was done cooking, turned the slow cooker on high and added some flour {probably two tablespoons} to the juices. Then I just whisked until it thickened a bit and we served the sauce on top of the pork. Yum!

I'll also add a little plug for steamer bags...I love these things! It's so easy to just pop some veggies in one, microwave for a few minutes, and you end up with perfectly steamed veggies. Highly recommend!

1 comment:

  1. This pork sounds delicious and I am so making it as soon as I have a kitchen/house/stuff again!


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