Monday, September 17, 2007
Too tired to cook?
Yes, sometimes even I am too tired to cook. This is mostly due to me going back to work and the hellish commute I now face. I leave the house around 7 and get to work a smidge before 8:30. I leave work a little before 6 and get home by 7. That's a 12 hour day for those of you keeping track. Lately when I get home, the first thing I want to do is eat, and the last thing I want to do is cook. This meant a lot of pasta for dinner last week. Jon complained. I can't blame him. Since I sit in a cubicle all day loading myself up with carbs at night isn't the smartest or healthiest thing to do. So I'm falling back to old, easy favorites. You know, where you throw some marinade on meat and stick it in the oven.
Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite meals for this. It cooks quickly, and serves 2 perfectly. This one got doused in barbeque sauce and stuck in the oven at 375 for about 40 minutes. While it cooked I boiled some potatoes in milk and threw them in my kitchenaid with some salt, pepper, onion powder, and sage. By the time the potatoes were done, so was the pork. Jon was much happier with dinner last night and kept raving about how tender and flavorful the pork was - which comes naturally with baking. As for me? It was easy and therefore I was happy.