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My Deck Office; and Who Needs a Recipe?

Never-the-Same-Twice Pork Roast is when you throw a pork roast in the crock pot, then empty out all the mostly-empty bottles of condiments from the refrigerator door.

Today's version had a pleasing blend of Tabasco sauce, ketchup, spicy brown mustard, apple bacon jelly, and Mediterranean dressing, topped with garlic salt, rosemary, and coriander, and a scoop of brown sugar.

Sounds like a disgusting blend, but it came out very tasty and made the house smell heavenly. Not so heavenly for the poor pig that gave his life for us.

Pork is hard to mess up.

I've done it, though. You know how ham tastes good with many different fruit flavors?

Well, grape juice isn't one of them. Purple ham just looks like a crime, and no, the grape flavor wasn't a winning combination with the ham. Apricots, apples, pineapple slices: those are all good.

Deck view
The best office around

Otherwise, I had a massive amount of studying to do, which I worked on in my deck office today. It felt like a September day, not November.

Bunny in harness
My study buddy

Ginger Fluff Nugget the Bunny held down my lap for part of the time before she went exploring as far as her little leash would let her.

Mom came later to go on a bike ride around our neighborhood, making good use of some unusually warm days. We had a pleasant time, then she invited us over to roast hot dogs over a fire.

It's hard to turn down a campfire, and time with Mom and Dad made it all the more special.

That took care of dinner for the kids and me while Kris was at a meeting, but he enjoyed the Never-the-Same-Twice Pork Roast after he came home.

We still have a pile of it to turn into something tomorrow. That's good because I'll be back at studying in my deck office tomorrow before the weather turns colder.

Soak up the sunshine and fresh air while we can.


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