Dinner and a Watermark
I won this Watermarking Action Kit from CoffeeShop via Photography Finds. I love actions. With just a click of my mouse my pictures are transformed. I took a basic Photoshop tutorial and loved it. I learned how to make my own watermark, but this kit makes it so much easier and so much faster. It rounds the edges and sharpens the image. I would have bought this Action had I not won it. It is that impressive. Thank you Rita and CoffeeShop!
…and because I have already stated that I like things easier and faster-I will show you my Watermarking Action with a Dinner Post.
This is seriously where I keep all of my favorite recipes. Can you imagine? I know where most of the recipes I want are located. Back, front, middle…in front of my mom’s no-bake cookie recipe-behind my strawberry cheesecake recipe. Today-I decided it might be a good time to put these in order. I thought to myself…what if I blog my recipes. That would keep them all in one place. I cannot bear to throw away all my scraps. I have my children’s great grandmother’s orange cake recipe hand written in there!
So-here we go. Recipe #1
Grilled Pork Loin with Rosemary Garlic Potatoes
This is my own creation I jotted down on a piece of scrap paper one night. I jotted it down because I loved the flavors of the Olive Oil and the Rosemary Garlic Seasoning. I used to be an all butter cook. Fry everything in butter. In trying to be healthy, I tried the fad of Olive Oil. It was an amazing discovery. So much flavor without the heaviness of the butter. I still must fry some things in butter, but I have been converted.
Slice the potatoes fairly thin. I have had this slicer for about 14 years now. I know this because I bought it one late night when my husband went on a fishing trip with the guys. I thought I had gotten a great deal. Only$ 39.95. That included shipping. That weekend when he came home, he found the exact same slicer for $1.00 at a garage sale. Now I have two. I still love my slicer and I scour garage sales looking for them.
And…because I am notorious for starting dinner later than I should and we are rushing out of the house by 5:30 for baseball games, I also quarter the slices. They fry up in no time. And, do not peel the potatoes.
*You are still noting the watermarks, right?*
I add enough Olive Oil to cover the bottom of the pan. I also make sure the pan is warmed up before adding the Olive Oil. Then let it heat up before adding the potatoes. I wait for them to brown some then coat them in the Olive Oil and add the salt and pepper and the Rosemary Garlic Seasoning. Potatoes need a lot of salt and there is not salt in the Rosemary Garlic Seasoning.
Before I started the Potatoes, I put the Pork Loin on the grill. I use a gas grill-well-because it is easy, and fast. I discovered these pre-marinated Pork Loins at our local grocery store and they are incredible. Always moist and flavorful. This one is a Mesquite Barbeque. My Hero and the kids thought it was a little spicy. I said it was because they smothered it in BBQ sauce. I thought mine was fine. I didn’t win the argument.
I let the Pork Loin rest for about 10 minutes tented in foil-while the potatoes crisped up. Fast and Easy.
And that’s dinner on a Monday. I am sure you will be anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Recipe Box Project.