Sunday was my birthday (the 65th, in case you’re keeping track). So when we got home from Chicago mid-afternoon, Hubby asked what I wanted for my birthday dinner. Neither one of us felt like going out, so I suggested we warm up the rest of the pork tenderloin that I had made on Friday. We loved it, so looked forward to enjoying the rest of it. But since it was my birthday, Hubby insisted that he would take care of preparing the meal. It didn’t take him long to put the meal together — all he had to do was warm up the meat, make a bowl of the potato buds that we like just as well as old fashioned homemade mashed potatoes and make a package of corn in the microwave. But I really did appreciate that he totally took care of putting dinner on the table.
More about the pork tenderloin: There was a recipe for it in the “Dash” section of the weekend newspaper that finally intrigued me enough with its ingredients to make me try making a pork tenderloin. I had talked about making that dish for years but just didn’t have a recipe for it that inspired me before this.
And it did not disappoint — it was delicious! And so tender that you could cut it with your fork.
The recipe is from Jessica Harper who wrote The Crabby Cook Cookbook. You can get the recipe here.
We’ll definitely be making this dish again.
Hubby also made a quick trip to the grocery for a mini-birthday cake and some of my favorite sugar-free ice cream. He dug up the package of candles in the junk drawer. I had to blow them out really quickly because the little cake was kind of overwhelmed by all that candle power!
The flowers in the picture were a gift from DD and I’m still enjoying them.
Gunny gave me a gift certificate to a large electronics store to use for a radio I want.
I also received lots of cards, phone calls and best wishes messages on my facebook page.
It was a great birthday. Thanks to everyone who helped make it that way.