It’s been a while since I’ve shared a funny story with you all. So pull up a chair and sit a spell, cause I’ve got a doosey of a tale to tell you today!
Friday afternoon I took a gander in my refrigerator for that dreaded, “What am I going to make for dinner?” moment and noticed that I had not one, but two pork loins just sitting there waiting to be cooked. I didn’t remember buying pork loins, and these weren’t from the recent pig we bought from a butcher, but being married to a Pastor who runs a church, it’s not unusual for me to find random church leftovers or “needs-to-be-cooked” food in our fridge.
Deciding these fell into the “needs-to-be-cooked” category, I posted on my Lazy Mom Facebook page for some help.
“I have a pork loin in my refrigerator. Anyone have a tried and true recipe for cooking one? (That’s lazy mom friendly?)”
And you guys delivered! I got comment after comment of great easy ways to cook a pork loin for dinner that night. One of which was my friend Deanna’s suggestion:
“If you have a Dutch oven, salt/pepper it, sear it in the Dutch oven on high, throw potatoes, carrots, whatever in with it, cover with lid and bake on 250 for like 3 hours.”
I had all the items on hand to make this pork loin roast, and it was early enough in the afternoon I could let it cook for a few hours in the oven to finish it off. It was on!
I got out my dutch oven, heated up some oil, salt and peppered one of the pork loins and seared that bad boy! I chopped up some onions and potatoes and tossed those in with some carrots like a pro! Feeling totally domestic, I added a bit of chicken broth, spicy brown mustard and some jellied cranberries for a bit of a sauce. Then I threw the lid on, tossed the roast into the oven and sat down to write on my friend’s Facebook wall….
“I had everything on hand for your pork loin suggestion, so I ran with it! It’s now basking in the delicious heat of the sultry oven. (yes. yes I am jealous of it.)”
“Love it! Super easy, huh?!” She replied.
I responded back with, “Yes! But true to form, I ended up adding some spicy brown mustard, chicken broth and cranberry sauce to it before I stuck it in the oven so there’d be some kind of a sauce. We’re saucy kind of people in this house.”
Then. Out of nowhere, Lazy Dad piped in to our conversation…
“Is this the pork loins that I had in the fridge?”
“Yes…… why……. ? Well, one of them.”
“Those were for staff meeting on Sunday… pulled pork sandwiches…”
And what ensued after that was nothing short of Facebook domestic violence.
“O. M. G. Why don’t you tell me these things?!”
“Because you had a menu ready to go… and I sent an email for staff saying that we were having pulled pork sandwiches…”
“YOU KNOW I’M NOT THAT SMART TO PUT THAT ALL TOGETHER!!”
I continue: “Here I’m thinking, ‘Aw, poor little pork loins need to be cooked before they die a slow death in our refrigerator.’”
And continue: “See? THIS IS WHY I DON’T COOK!”
Deanna: “This is the most awesome FB convo!”
Realizing I have an audience to entertain, I decide my last statement needed to be taken up a notch….
“For Deanna’s enjoyment, I meant to say, “See? THIS IS WHY I DON’T COOK!” *stomps off* *slams door*”
Lazy Dad: “I think… I just lost?”
But being the understanding, loving, resourceful man that Lazy Dad is, he found another pork loin in the church freezer.
Staff lunch saved! Marriage crises averted! Facebook domestic violence ended!