Monday, June 9, 2014

Pork tenderloin smothered in provolone and mushrooms

Sometimes all I need to make 
my creative juices flow is
to see a picture.
This was a photo I saw last week:


It made me crave some kind of 
cheesey ooey gooey goodness.

The picture has chicken under the 
lovely cheese, but I tend to use more
pork tenderloin.  I think it has more 
flavor and stays juicier.

I buy the 2 pack of tenderloins and 
slice them into pretty thick pieces,
about an inch I would say.  

I normally don't use butter but I did for
this project.  I put a couple of
pats in the skillet and got it nice and hot 
to get a good brown on the tenderloin.

Turn the heat down to medium and
flip them after about 3-4 minutes.

They need to cook about 4-5 more minutes
You can tell when the pink is no 
longer there.  I like them just barely done
because they stay really juicy and
super tender.

In another skillet, add a couple of pats
of butter and a container of
fresh sliced mushrooms.  Saute them
until golden brown.

I took a couple of slices of provolone,
some of the mushrooms and a little fresh
parsley that I am growing and melted it with 
a pat of butter in a small skillet.
Then poured it over 3 of the pork
pieces.  You could probably
melt the cheese in the microwave over
them, and it would be less messy but still
ooey and gooey.  

Even though I used butter, this is 
still overall a healthy dish.  Mushrooms
are very low calorie and tenderloin
is pretty much one of the leanest
cuts out there.  Provolone as far
as cheese goes is on the low calorie end.
So I didn't feel guilty about eating 
every single gooey bite!  :)

Monday, June 2, 2014

My afternoon with the EAGLES.

The beauty and majestic grace of
the bald eagle has always intrigued me.

To see them in their natural 
habitat was just plain awesomeness.

 I first got the opportunity
a while back to see them 
and as luck would 
have it...I left my bleeping 
camera card at home!  Oh the horror.  :(

2nd opportunity arises...the sun went 
down too soon.  It was 
a great time riding, and I got to see them
but still no pictures.

3rd opportunity...Bingo!
I wish I had a longer lens, but hey 
they turned out pretty decent for a
point and shoot kind of girl.  :)

I want photography to be my lazy hobby, 
which in my mind means I don't want to
learn all the technical things about
my camera.  I can tell when a picture
looks good to me and that is really all 
I am after.  :)

They were at their nest and kept flying overhead squawking at me.  Here is one flying by the
huge nest.

I know they were not happy
to see me.  If they knew how happy I
was to see them, they would have posed
for me.

Instead, they just flew back and forth 
landing and taking off, if I got anywhere near.
I looked pretty silly chasing them back
and forth I am sure, but it was just "me and them".

Obviously here, he is taking off and 
calling me a several choice names
I am sure.  

He probably was figuring out how he
could poop on my head.  

He may have been thinking about it in this 
picture.  He could have got 
me pretty good.  :)

I didn't get many of them sitting down. 
They would fly if I got anywhere near.
I had to zoom pretty good to get
this one.

I will definitely try to get back to
see them.  Maybe I will have a 
better lens next time.  I will
be taking some sunscreen next time. 
I normally am adamant about taking it with
me, but I forgot just how far away the 
eagles were and even got lost a couple 
of times.  I had
taken the top off the Jeep for
the first time and got a little toasty.  :(

Get out there and take some pics!  :)