Friday, November 9, 2012

CHILLY DAYS ~ OVEN DINNERS


On chilly days, I love to put dinner in the oven and let it warm up the kitchen and the smell warm up the house!  Yesterday in rained and it seemed the perfect day to make my little pork tenderloin.  I split it up the middle and stuffed it with prunes and pineapple.  Added potatoes and carrots and the house smelled like "Sunday".

Remember when roast was the typical Sunday meal, or in our case mom loved to fry chicken in her big dutch oven.  What are your memories of Sunday cooking?

My new retired rule is NEVER ON SUNDAY!  My dearest takes me out to breakfast after Church, so I make roast on Thursday..HaHa. 

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  1. what a yummy meal!! We always put our dinner in the crockpot for Sunday dinner, its waiting when we get home, but I like your idea better!!!!!

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    1. Laurie, I use my crock pot a lot. So many things can be made in those. Thank you whoever invented the Crock Pot.

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  2. So mouth watering that it's torture since I haven't had lunch yet. That looks delicious and I just can imagine how it smells. Have a wonderful weekend Wanda and say hi to your dearest one from me. :-)

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    1. Don just ask me if I wanted to split a burrito for lunch. My answer was yes. We have a real nice little Mexican Cafe close by that serves up a whopper...enough for two..maybe only one if it's you, HaHa. Will say Hi to Don!

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  3. I love the fragrance of dinner wafting through the house when we come home from church too.
    That pork tenderloin and veggies looks marvelous.

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    1. I was remembering the delicious tenderlion you made when we were at your home in August. That's what inspired me.

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  4. I also make a lot of oven meals when the weather turns chilly, saves me having to be standing in the kitchen all afternoon, just get it ready and pop in the oven, complete meal, including baked apples. Love that type of meal. Today for supper it's going to be a big kettle of chilli, and left overs will be warmed for lunch on Sat. Saves having to prepare another meal. LOL Myself I would just keep warming left overs until they are all gone, but some people around here doesn't like left overs more then one time. I can no longer smell the food cooking, but other say when they come in, boy that smells good. I do miss not being able to smell. I think one of the things I miss most is holding a freshly bathed and powdered baby, can no longer smell how good they smell.
    Have a great evening.

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    1. Patty, so sorry you can't smell those wonderful things, but you are such a trooper to keep cooking wonderful meals for Abe and your kids. I would be happy to visit your kitchen anytime. Yes, baked apples while cooking something else, so smart.

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  5. Looks yummy! Crock Pot Chili today at our place!

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    1. Oh Don would be over if we were closer. He loves chili, a dallop of sourcream, shredded cheese, chopped onions...And a side of cornbread!!!

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  6. I grew up like that, too...roast in the oven while we were at church!

    But I've never done that myself...I make brunch/breakfast after church!

    I do love that smell, though....yum! And your pan of dinner there looks wonderful!

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    1. I love brunch/breakfast on Sundays. In fact I mentioned to someone, Never on Sunday..Don takes me out for breakfast after church, and I love it.

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  7. such a delightful, comforting smell!! love. love. love. smelling cooking from the kitchen. last week i had started a pork roast, done some chores and finally had time to take my knitting out on the porch for awhile... it was cool and so nice... i was sitting there knitting and caught the scent of cooking... i was so happy to catch that scent and then thought how i seldom smelled cooking in our neighborhood... and wondered who it was... smiling as i knitted... enjoying that wonderful smell... as i went back inside, i had to laugh at myself! it was my own roast. lol! hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend, Wanda! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. HaHa, Oh Tanna what a great story. I always say I love summer, but I am just loving the cooler weather, and the SMELLS coming from the kitchen. Sending love and blessings back to you dear friend.

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