A Little Rain For My Sunday Cooking!

@SonjaRae (5794)
United States
September 17, 2017 2:20pm CST
There were 30 to 50% chance of some thunderstorms today and up until about the last 30 minutes there have been a few raindrops here and there but nothing notable. I was in a cooking mood today. I made spaghetti sauce using lean ground beef green pepper onion garlic mushrooms canned tomatoes tomato paste tomato sauce and seasoning. That cooled and I divided it into three containers that I will freeze. Before that I had taken two large pieces of chicken out of the freezer and defrost them and put them in the oven to bake seasoned with garlic some onion powder and Rosemary those finished cooking so I uncovered them, drizzled a little olive oil on top and finished baking them for the last 15 minutes uncovered and those are now done. Next I am going to prepare some pork chops, actually they are pork sirloin steaks that I took out of the freezer yesterday and defrosted. I am going to pan sear them with seasoning and olive oil and then my plan is to slice up some russet potatos and line the bottom of a baking dish with those and once the pork chops have been seared on both sides, I will lay them on top of the potatoes and put them in the oven to bake.
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@MALUSE (32762)
• Denmark
17 Sep
I wonder how many people will come and eat this meal. You've prepared such a lot!
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
17 Sep
Probably no one! Which is why I will package it up and freeze it.
@MALUSE (32762)
• Denmark
17 Sep
@SonjaRae Ah, that's wise. No work during the week then.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
17 Sep
@MALUSE Yes and gives me quicker options when you are hungry for something, but don't feel like cooking for one!
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• United States
17 Sep
Your pic is upside down! LOL. I bought a ham at Aldi today and we are going to have a boiled dinner. Been a long time since I prepared a boiled dinner so my husband will be in hog heaven. I have ground beef that I hope to cook up to make meat sauce for a lasagna. Have had the ingredients for it since last week, but it has been too hot to use the oven. I may fix the lasagna and cook it on the grill tomorrow. This heat wave is lovely, but not good when you have to cook or bake.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
17 Sep
And what about now I went back and cropped it is it any better I see it right side up
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• United States
17 Sep
@SonjaRae Much better!
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
17 Sep
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@LadyDuck (121798)
• Switzerland
18 Sep
It's good to cook more and to freeze, coming back from work and having food ready is so much better than having to cook.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
I thought the same thing Anna, and now I have spaghetti sauce that is frozen and chicken that's already cooked!
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@LadyDuck (121798)
• Switzerland
18 Sep
@SonjaRae I also have a lot of food in the freezer, I made mushrooms and ham stuffed crêpes yesterday, we ate two each and the rest will be good another day.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
19 Sep
@LadyDuck You make your own crepes too? Gah!
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@Akatheu (427)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep
I wish I could love cooking as you do, I don't like it at all
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
So true I know many people that don't like cooking
@Akatheu (427)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep
@SonjaRae if I could cook for my family very many different types of foods with different recipes, I would be so happy
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
19 Sep
@Akatheu You could always start incorporating one new recipe?
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
17 Sep
Bring me some lol I made gnocchi with pesto sauce and Italian herb pork chops
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
Sorry it's takeout only no delivery!
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
18 Sep
@SonjaRae well then I'll have to come see you
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
19 Sep
@thislittlepennyearns Woo hoo...company!!
• United States
17 Sep
Ohhhh, come cook for me! I never get the urge!
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
And I always have the desire to cook just no urge to eat
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• United States
19 Sep
@SonjaRae Now me....I'm just the opposite.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
19 Sep
@Jeanniemaries if everybody had the same passion for cooking we'd all be cooks with no one to feed! LOL
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Sep
Wow, it all sounds so good!
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
17 Sep
Wish we were closer sweetie. You, your hubby and kids could swing by!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
17 Sep
@SonjaRae Aw, we would love that! I wish we were closer too.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
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@poehere (17840)
• French Polynesia
18 Sep
Wow, you sure were in a cooking mood. Sounds delicious and you will have plenty to eat for the next few weeks.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
Precisely!
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@poehere (17840)
• French Polynesia
19 Sep
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@allen0187 (27590)
• Philippines
18 Sep
This post made me hungry! I'm craving for some spaghetti right now. Lunch is chicken with a side of veggie salad (tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, among others).
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
Chicken and a salad...all you're missing is a side of spaghetti! LOL
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@allen0187 (27590)
• Philippines
18 Sep
@SonjaRae true that!
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@just4him (91945)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep
My mouth is watering big time. What time is dinner?
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
I packaged everything up and it's in the refrigerator so whatever time you can get here!
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@just4him (91945)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep
@SonjaRae Awesome!
@Courtlynn (50722)
• United States
17 Sep
Wow you've sure been cooking today!
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
Yes I have sweetie I was motivated I guess
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@Courtlynn (50722)
• United States
18 Sep
@SonjaRae thats great!
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
17 Sep
You will have some really good food at your house!!!
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
17 Sep
Now if I only had some really good people to invite over to eat! Dinner at Sonja's house!
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@Corbin5 (81563)
• United States
17 Sep
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@Macarrosel (7636)
• Philippines
19 Sep
Oh, are you preparing for a party? Seems you really enjoy cooking. Glad to know.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
19 Sep
No definitely not a party. I was just in a mood to cook
@Freelanzer (6460)
• Canada
18 Sep
I would have liked to be at your house on Sunday --all my favorite things, except the rain of course. It rained here all day on Sunday.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
19 Sep
Well if you had been here in the rain you would've had food!
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@singhisback (2255)
• Jalandhar, India
18 Sep
Sounds good and tasty. And rain sometimes enhance our mood and taste lol
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
I know that the rain and Hanses my desire to cook
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• United States
18 Sep
Oh my goodness! I love rainy days..especially rainy Sundays! Sounds like you had a perfect day! I live in Texas and it's been so hot here. We are lucky if it rains. lol!
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
18 Sep
It was definitely a nice change!
@jstory07 (58192)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Sep
You sureare going to have a nice meal when everything is done.
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
17 Sep
I am actually cooking to freeze. I enjoy cooking much more than I eat!
@NJChicaa (29937)
• United States
17 Sep
I love spending a day just cooking
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@SonjaRae (5794)
• United States
17 Sep
Me too and Sunday is usually the day for me!
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@CoralLevang (40758)
• United States
24 Oct
You do know that you make me hungry when I read these posts. Pork and potatoes sounds so good right now.
@Tampa_girl7 (21650)
• United States
18 Sep
That all sounds really yummy