While the spouse is away

Eric and I have a good system going when it comes to deciding what to cook. He’ll let me cook something like quinoa or kale one night and then we’ll make pizza or tacos another night. But there are still some things I can’t get away with cooking when Eric is home, so I take full advantage of the situation when the opportunity arises and I have the kitchen to myself.

This weekend Eric is heading to DC for a weekend trip and I’ve already started planning what I want to make in his absence.  While I could take this as a chance to go out and grab takeout and not cook, these moments of Eric not being home are rare, so I’d rather cook something just for me. When Eric was gone for his bachelor party a few years back, I made sweet potato and black bean chili because I knew it was something he wouldn’t go for. This time around, I am calling on my BFF Martha Stewart and making Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Fennel and Garlic.

Photo from marthastewart.com
Photo from marthastewart.com

Oh man that looks delicious. Eric can’t eat too much pork on account of being allergic it and I’m pretty sure fennel is not his jam, so this is what I’m going to be whipping up over the weekend. The weather has turned slightly cooler in Atlanta (we’re talking mid 70s instead of mid 80s) so this dish will be a great compliment to the quasi cooler weather. If anyone wants to come over for dinner, let me know.

Do you ever cook certain stuff when your significant other is away?

PS I had my FIRST pumpkin spice latte on Tuesday (October 8…that is some kind of record for me). And it was delicious.

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