I made dinner tonight.
I know most of you will think, "So?"
Seriously though, you should really know that this is a major event worthy of boundless celebration as I am quite accomplished at turning average food stuffs into delightful morsels.
I roasted a lovely and tender "grass fed" shoulder roast with the obligatory carrots, onion and celery. I added a bit of salt, paprika, ginger powder (for real, try it), black peppercorn and a dash of pineapple juice. Pineapple juice helps to tenderize the meat and adds subtle sweetness. I also wilted some beautiful spinach, with olive and garlic, that I picked up from the Decatur farmer's market.
But the crowd pleaser is always the roasted potatoes. I roasted them in olive oil and a bit of salt and surrounded them in thick wedges of Vidalia onions. As the potatoes came out of the oven I tossed them with finely chopped oregano and rosemary from my patio.
This was the pulled together, last minute dinner mind you. Don't you just want to live with me?