curious squirrel at the top of this palm
Although all the weather forecasts had called for rain all weekend, Saturday was a beautiful day! I took advantage of the wonderful weather and decided to sit in the garden while I called my daddy to wish him a happy 76th birthday. We enjoyed a good, hour long conversation before hanging up.
Afterwards, while reflecting on the joy of that phone conversation, I set about preparing a pork roast that I put in the slow cooker for the rest of the day and well into the night. I loosely followed this recipe, leaving out the onion, using 1/4 cup of water, only one tablespoon of liquid smoke and one bay leaf. The rest of the recipe, I kept the same.
Since the pork roast wasn't intended for Saturday's meal, I made a favorite of my husband's:
there's nothing like a time worn, handwritten recipe, bearing the signs of faithful service in many a meals over the years~
I have had this recipe for over twenty years (I'm sure you couldn't tell, right?😄). I copied it from the book, The Tightwad Gazette when I was just a frugal tyke, learning at the knee of my sensei, Amy Dacyczyn. I love that is so flexible and can be made in a multitude of ways. ~*~ We like adding sweet peas (about a half a cup) to ours. ~ Hubby likes a good splash of lemon juice on top right before he digs in. ~*~ It reminds me of one of the dishes that was our assignment in home ec class many, many moons ago. We love it so much that I always double the recipe so that we have leftovers, as it tastes as good, or better the second time around.
Other than those few things, I read, relaxed and watched a few relaxing videos. Thanks to a fellow blogger, Rhonda Jean, I discovered a new Youtube channel, Li Ziqi Channel. So many relaxing, beautiful videos!
the first "contender" green bean bloom in the garden!
red lilies preparing for a showy display
the first husky tomatoes (one plant, two views)
Yes, it's a quiet, slow paced life that we have learned to embrace. It's our new normal, a new season of life that we are trying to gracefully do justice to. We are content. We are happy. Life is good.
I hope your weekend was fulfilling! I'd love to hear about it.
Thanks for stopping by! ~TJ