** OOPS! I had this post written the other day and forgot to publish it! **
I had a busy but fun weekend this weekend. There was a fundraising crop at my local scrapbooking store, so I went to that on Saturday. For those of you not in the 'scrappy' world, a crop is where a group of scrapbookers get together, and you work on your craft. Sure, you can do it at home, but sometimes getting together with a group of friends makes it just that much more fun! I worked on a few layouts, but didn't actually finish any of them because I didn't pack for it until the last minute, therefore leaving a few important things home. Oh well. I'll get them done!
Of course, it was also a weekend of football playoffs. Yes, I'm a football fan. Have been since I was a kid. I learned the rules and everything about football from my Dad; I'd go in to the living room while a game was on, ask my Dad and brother who they were rooting for, and cheer for the other team just to make it interesting. Yeah, I'm like that. Anyway, I started barraging my Dad with questions about the game, and pretty soon, I was hooked. I've been a fan of three teams in my lifetime: The Chicago Bears (I started watching the year of the SuperBowl Shuffle, William "The Refrigerator" Perry, etc.). Then a few years later, I caught a glimpse of John Elway as Quarterback for the Denver Broncos. I thought he was super-cute, so I switched allegiance. (Hey, I was like 14 at the time). I stuck with the Broncos for many many years. Then, once Brett Favre left, I became a Green Bay Packers fan. Oh, my Packers. They broke my heart this weekend. But I can honestly say that the 49ers outplayed them on Saturday night, and deserved to win. Sigh.
I took Rudy to the dogpark Sunday morning, as the weather was AMAZING. We hadn't been there in quite a while, and since I was at the crop all day Saturday, I thought he deserved to go. It was so funny, there was an 8-month-old Great Dane there who was desperate to play. She was all legs, and three times Rudy's height. But play they did! Rudy wrestled with her for a while, and then had a few good sprints around the park chasing other dogs. It was fabulous. After an hour, he was ready for home.
Then I had to figure out what I was going to make for my new-to-me recipe this week. I ended up making this Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin recipe from Allrecipes.com. When it was done cooking, I took the tenderloin out to shred, tasted it, and was.... underwhelmed? So I threw some cornstarch into the pot to thicken the juices a bit, along with another 1/3 cup of Teriyaki sauce with the shredded pork, and let it cook for another hour. THEN I was happy with it! I served it with boiled potatoes, and broccoli. In fact, I'm having that same exact meal for lunch today. See? I liked it! And I blanked and forgot to take pictures. Oh well.
How about you - are YOU trying any new recipes lately? I have to say, I'm really enjoying trying new stuff on a regular basis. Until next time!