In the Kitchen

Da Goddess @ 04:25

Last night was a bit of a cooking marathon. Figured I’d take advantage of the cool weather we had for the day and get meals made for the week.

I seasoned some pork loin chops and popped them in the small oven (toaster/convection combo). Then I cleaned some potatoes, chopped ’em up, and set them on the stove to boil before I started on the next item: making meatloaf. Chopped some onion. Diced garlic. Put a piece of bread in a bowl to soak up some milk. Added bread crumbs and seasoning. Grabbed a couple eggs to mix them in, followed by the ground beef and sausage. Put the mixture in a loaf pan on top of a piece of bread (King Arthur’s suggestion to soak up the fat). Popped all that into the big oven while he started some gravy.

Next up, I cleaned zucchini. In a medium-sized Corning Ware bowl, I added about an eighth cup of water and layered the zucchini slices in a circle. Seasoned them with a little garlic pepper, stretched some plastic wrap over them, and into the microwave for 3 minutes and 21 seconds. (I’m weird like that.)

By the time I’d done all that, the pork was ready and I turned off the heat, covering the chops and keeping them in the oven. I mashed the taters with milk, butter, and a little sour cream. Within a few minutes it was all done, except for the meatloaf.

The king’s gravy on the pork was perfect. The potatoes were a little too thin for the man’s liking (again), but I think that was due to how long they cooked. Still and all, it was a delicious dinner. Dishes went quickly, followed by a trip down to the garbage, watching the end of Ellen, and not long after, the meatloaf was done.

Enough food for the week is now packed in the fridge so there are no excuses when it comes time to eat. We won’t be heating the house when it’s hot outside and we won’t need to knock ourselves out after a day thrifting or a trip to the doc.

I love having everything done.

Of course, tomorrow is cleaning day and I just noticed cobwebs on the ledge between the kitchen and living room. Ugh. I may wait until Friday for that project so that King Arthur is home to help me and I don’t end up falling off a step stool or something. Yeah, that’s what I’ll do.

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