40 And Counting

On Sunday Kathy and I celebrity 40th wedding anniversary. Forty years since we walked down the aisle as man and wife.

Looking at our wedding album we were thinking about all of the people in the pictures who are no longer with us. We miss them, but remember good times with them.

As with all married couples we have had our happy times as well as our sad times. We have weathered whatever came out way.

The one thing that was constant throughout those 40 years was that on our anniversary we always went out to eat. This year we did not. We talked about it but with Covid cases on the rise in PA we decided against it.

The question then became what will we have for dinner here at home? The answer was found when we went grocery shopping last week. Back in the meat section we saw a 2 pound boneless pork tenderloin. Suddenly I had an idea for our anniversary dinner.

I have a recipe for a pork tenderloin made in the crock pot. I knew I had all of the ingredients at home – soy sauce, red cooking wine, dry onion soup mix, and minced garlic.

The perfect side dish was a pan of roasted vegetables. We had potatoes, turnips, yellow squash, zucchini, red onion, and broccoli. Mixed with spices, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar , then popped into the oven to roast it complimented the pork beautifully.

Of course, since it was a celebratory dinner we had to have a glass of wine with dinner. A bottle of Vidal Blanc from our favorite winery, Armstrong Valley, was just the ticket. And no, we did not polish off the bottle. We had one glass each.

The only thing I did not think about was something special for dessert. I had made a pan of M & M blondies the other day so they along with a cup of coffee were dessert.

Although we did not go out for dinner this year, we still celebrated. And, we now have some good leftovers.


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13 responses to “40 And Counting

  1. Wow! Belated Happy Anniversary! Keep making beautiful memories…

  2. Happy Anniversary. It is wonderful that you made an entire dinner for your wife to celebrate. Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you for sharing your 40 year milestone.

    • Thank you, Carol. It wasn’t the same as going out somewhere for dinner, but it did make a meal that we both enjoyed. Hopefully, next year we can go somewhere to celebrate.

  3. Terje

    Happy Anniversary! Good food, cooked with love, and good company, two of you with decades of love – this sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate.

  4. jumpofffindwings

    Happy Anniversary! As always, photos are like dessert themselves. I love your wedding photo—those smiles—and a little bit of “Whatever’s coming our way next, we’re ready for it together.” Who needs a night out? (I’m really coming to believe that!)

  5. Happy Anniversary! This is an unusual year and it is difficult to celebrate, but you managed to find the bright side.

  6. Happy anniversary! What a delicious meal. Pork roast, roast potatoes and carrots and homemade applesauce is always my pick for my birthday.

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