Except I have a ton of errands to do, including finishing up a play that's overdue, for the Junior Church kids on Christmas Eve. No leisurely evening, either -- we need to cover for the Worship Team that normally does the Saturday night service at church. Sometimes I feel like poor old Mystery Guitar Man... or maybe Beaker.
I'm grateful for things like automatic deposits, quick Christmas gift ideas (gotta start planning for that, too) and this surprisingly good crockpot recipe:
AUTUMN PORK LOIN
1 pkg pork loin
1 can mushroom soup, plus 2/3 can milk and 2/3 can red wine
2 large serving spoons salsa (I used this terrific avocado version)
1 teaspoon rosemary -- or not
1 can green beans (for later)
Mix together, and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Occasionally spoon the developing sauce over the meat, and/or cut it into smaller slices or chunks, to soak up much flavor as possible. Thirty minutes before serving, drain and dump the green beans in. Makes about 4 servings.
Serve with baked potatoes or instant mashed potatoes -- yum.