Happy Father’s Day and welcome to Sunday mornings at home…a weekly lifestyle post.
We are blessed to have several wonderful fathers in our family…young and…well, seasoned.
Men who are tender warriors…they lead and love completely with tender, compassionate hearts and determination to be present.
We know, and do not take for granted, that these men are a blessing in our family.
I pray each one feels appreciated and loved today…Happy Father’s Day!
Right after the wedding, Mr. B ran a trail run in Colorado and snapped this picture.
I really liked it and the fact it so beautifully depicts the trails he loves to run so much… as if this one is waiting just for him.
So, I had this framed for his office as a Father’s Day gift.
I have used the site Smallwoods often for framing pictures and really like the results.
The quality and service has been excellent so far….hopefully, Mr. B will like this gift.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: SALAD WITH PORK AND APPLES
Last week, I made this salad and it was delicious….but I do not have a recipe, so bear with me as I try to tell you what I did.
First, I purchased a small pork tenderloin…poked it with a fork…rubbed olive oil all over it…and rubbed it with fresh chopped thyme, three minced garlic cloves, and a sprinkling of sea salt and pepper.
Then I covered it and put it in the refrigerator to have a good night marinating there.
When I was ready to prepare the meal the next day, I browned the tenderloin in a skillet with olive oil.
Then roasted it covered in the oven at 350 for 35 minutes. When the pork was done, I let it set for about 20 minutes and then sliced it…so good.
While it was cooking, I sliced apples in circles, about five small apples… (what I had on hand)…two large of your favorite variety would work.
Then I cooked the apple slices in a skillet with melted butter (about 6 tablespoons), lightly covered them in a local raw honey, and a sprinkling of cinnamon.
I flipped the slices and did more honey and cinnamon. Then set the slices aside after they were soft and tender.
Underneath this goodness, I put a mix of salad greens including kale.
The dressing I made was a 1/2 cup of EVOO, a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, a tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of your favorite mustard (I had Grey Poupon in the refrigerator).
I whisked that together and put over the salad greens, then added the meat and apples.
It was really good for the two of us…and there were no leftovers.
Summertime is such a great time for fruit and we are eating a lot right now.
Especially, melons and remember that melons are a great way to hydrate and actually good for your complexion!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: SPECIAL SUMMER MOMENTS
We have already entered into heat advisories and excessive humidity.
Since I am born and bred Texan, I am accustomed to it, but have never really been a fan.
By late September….I am really, really not a fan.
One day I was feeling grumbly after walking Tux in the morning humidity…and then these photos came into my phone.
Looking at the joy on my young fishing grandsons’ faces, I snapped out of my discontentment to remember what fun summer can be.
I was reminded of how much I loved summer as a child and the special blessings that come with fishing or just laying in the grass and being home.
For about ten weeks, families can enjoy life and relish in all God’s creation offers us.
I encourage you to keep before your eyes pictures of summer moments like this, so we have a different focus when the doldrums of heat set in.
Summer is actually a very special time that I hope will never change.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: SOMETHING NEW
I tend to get very comfortable in my world, and when friends say, let’s go to lunch, I just select an old favorite.
This week one of my friends suggested a new place, that I believe is a chain, Seasons 52.
They feature fresh, seasonal foods with entrees all under 592 calories. I had this tuna salad that was delicious.
I would recommend it for the food and for the atmosphere and decor.
It is a good thing to step out of our comfort zones and try new places! Join me in doing this more often.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: NEXT WEEK
Tux likes to dress up for Sundays! Here is his latest tie.
And speaking of dressing up, I hope to get out and about this week and have some more ideas for you.
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I hope you have a fabulous Father’s Day and that it is full of blessings whether you are celebrating together or not.
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By Pamela Lutrell
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