Pork Roast Ala Julia Child


Update: Well, the gravy needs a bit of help. But then again, I have never been a gravy type of person, so I will have to practice my gravy making skills a bit more to make it just right. The pork, delicious! The veggies? Yummy! Now all I have to sit here and think about is why I can’t find a mate for my life? I mean, I can cook! I thought that was the way to a man’s heart? And while I am on that thought, several people that I know have jumped from man to man to man. No problems whatsoever. . .they even get engaged and have babies! Me, I couldn’t pay for a date, let alone a relationship if my life depended upon it. Help a girl out! Where can I find a nice, considerate, willing to do some of the things I want to do, watches football and likes gutter humor?????? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

 

Cooking is probably one of my favorite things to do. Being able to create something by cutting up some carrots, onions and garlic and throwing in some spices, wine and broth really brings a smile to my face. Especially when my apartment begins to smell like all of that goodness as it is cooking.

I have gotten more comfortable cooking with wine as of late and I will say it adds so much to a dish. The biggest challenge is going to be when I pull the pork roast out later and make gravy with the wine, broth and the juicy goodness of the roast. I remember watching the boy do this by mixing flour and butter together, then putting it in with the liquid but I haven’t done it on my own yet, so fingers crossed that I will be able to manage it.

I will be making my yummy, too good to be true, everybody loves them mashed potatoes. Nothing says yummy like a stick of butter, milk and so taters. Add to that blanched green beans with a little drizzle of lemon and I will be patting my belly and sighing after eating tonight. Of course, one of the issues I am going to have is, I had a really late lunch; so not sure if I will be eating any of this tonight.

With all of this cooking, I am reminded that I really need to take a walk this evening to keep up my exercise routine. I know I need to but I am kind of tired. Not sure why though. I have had an easy kind of day. Went to the chiropractor this morning for some more ultrasound therapy for my lower back. I don’t really care for all the cracking and popping since one needs to be completely relaxed and I’ll be honest, the past six or so months have not been so relaxing. I am kind of tense most of the time.

I also ran some errands, borrowed my friend’s vacuum cleaner and took a nap. Tomorrow’s schedule is a bit better. I have an appointment at the dermatologist in the morning to deal with some  moles (fun times) and then I will be back home to clean, nap and possibly think of something to make for Halloween (office party).

I also am in need of some sort of home makeover, i.e., move my furniture around in order to make room for my Christmas tree come Thanksgiving. I have a few thoughts about how to rearrange but until I start moving everything around I won’t really know what works. Plus, I have this great oversized chair that I never get to take advantage of since it is sitting right next to the tv. I would love to get things arranged so I can take up residence there!

So my time off is kind of boring but I am enjoying it and would love to be able to take more time off but I will take what I can get. And if this time allows me to do more cooking, that will make me just as happy.

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