Summer is coming and the bounty of #thecooperstownfarmersmarket, I feel comfortable that I am back on track. Last night I sliced some thick chops from a pork loin because I was running a time deficit and knew roasting the loin whole would put dinner on the table at 8PM, instead of 7:30PM. I had some spinch and parsnips from Heller's Farm. I boiled the parsnips drained them and put them back on the burner to dry them out a touch and puréed them with a very little bit of butter and organic heavy cream (very little, a teaspoon of butter, a tablespoon of heavy cream.) I sautéed the spinach in some organic olive oil that I heated with garlic cloves to flavor the oil and pan seared the chops to get some color on them. I finished them in the oven, pulled them out and deglazed the pan with the Merlot I was drinking, reduced and voila, a pan sauce!
Real food, exercise, and portion control. Chunky pup has been put on a new eating plan as well and she has lost three pounds since the end of January, five pounds in a about a year. She has at least ten more to go so she and I and Small pup (Zeus), our acting supervisor are off for our two mile walk!