Well, the rain is still falling and I have to admit that I love these kind of days. It was glorious to work out in the yard this morning before the rain started. I know I haven’t been posting as much but it has just been so glorious to have a yard to work in once again and I don’t think I will ever take windows or yards for granted again! (I really haven’t been in jail; just a very dark condo with not many windows and no yard)And it has been so much fun to have people over for dinner. So many of our friends had trouble climbing the stairs to come over so am also thankful to be in a one story so that anyone who wants to come over can do so! Plus I have to admit that it is wonderful not to carry groceries up the stairs! So tonight we are having some family over for dinner and I thought it would be perfect to have a pork roast since it looks like it is a winter day outside. It is in the 70’s but doesn’t look like a Spring day.
When I went to the store, besides the roast I bought a container of mushroom herb soup for my lunch. I only ate half of it so decided that it would add some extra flavor to the roast.
After searing and browning the roast in a little olive oil, I poured that soup over it and sliced an onion over it. Added about 1 cup of water and sprinkled salt
and pepper over the top. It is now baking in a preheated 325 oven for about 3 hours. About an hour before taking it out of the oven I will mix up a brown gravy packet mix and pour over the top also and add the carrots to the roast! The gravy then will be thick and have the flavors of the roast in it! For side dishes tonight we are having collard greens, fried cubes zucchini, mashed potatoes and carrots ! To top off the evening we will have a coconut cream pie I made last night!coconut cream pie for dessert! So nice to still be having some cool spring days of cooking before the hot summer days. Was also fun to cut some of the blossoms off our magnolia tree for the table! Have I mentioned how thankful I am to be back in a house????