Yesterday was a very productive day for me. I made major progress on decluttering and cleaning and packing. My kitchen counter bar is once again uncluttered. My desk is partially uncluttered, and the recycle bag is full. I headed off to the park to get in another walk. It was 2 degrees hotter than the day before and the humidity was less by 10%, but it was still a tough walk, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball. I walked for 20 minutes and called it good enough. I added some stair stepping on the walk back to the car.
I decided on roast pork tenderloin for dinner, using a new method I recently found online. I made it once before and while it was delicious, I found the chili fig glaze was too much and too sweet while also too hot, so I improvised. The best part is the tenderloin will roast at 450º for 15 minutes. First you brown it in the oven-safe skillet, then pop it in the oven. When it is ready, place it on a platter to rest while you use that same skillet to make the glaze/sauce. I totally ignored the recipe this time and just made a sauce with sriracha chili sauce, soy sauce, Worcester sauce, garlic, & fig balsamic using the taste and correct method I learned from Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen. It simmers in the pan juices for 4-5 minutes, and then you slowly pour in a mixture of 2 tablespoons water and 1 teaspoon of corn starch to thicken.
My baked potato was seasoned with non-fat feta and non-fat yogurt instead of butter. Normally I would have included a green vegetable, but this was my ‘simple fare’ night and since R is a meat and potatoes man, I knew he would not complain.
This morning dawned hot and clear again and it looks like the potential for rain today has moved on and I should do the same. Happy Thursday everyone, and stay hydrated!