Techy Thoroughbroads cont’d

As we stated in our last entry, Robyn and Scarlett have mastered Messenger and Facebook pretty well but other devices not so much. Robyn texted Scarlett of how she had just poured windshield wiper fluid in the wrong container under the hood of her car and it would not start. She asked her if her husband could respond back what she should do. Scarlett, knowing that her husband answers everyone else’s calls and rarely hers, she advised Robyn to seek a neighbor’s help for it would late evening before he called back.

In the meantime, Scarlett let Robyn know that she had been working 3 hours trying to get her printer to connect with her computer to print out an advertiser’s contract to no avail. Being that they both are emotional eaters, Robyn made a big adult beverage and went to the hot tub while Scarlett baked a fruit tarte with intentions of eating the whole thing….ahhh misery loves company.

Here are the recipes:

Fruit Tarte

grab a pre-made pie crust and let it thaw on the counter until pliable. Then place in a vintage pie plate and let it hang over the edges. Open a can of blueberry pie filling and a can of peach pie filling and pour the two into the pie shell spreading the mixture around to the sides evenly then add two pats of butter to the middle and fold the overhanging crust up and over the edges of the pie. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, let chill then slice the pie and eat a piece or eat the whole darn thing depending on your frustration.

Pinky Shake Beverage

pour pink grapefruit into a chilled shaker add appropriate amount of vodka to kill the pain and shake. Now pour that delicious concoction into a plastic salt rimmed glass (remember you are going to a hot tub so no glass) and enjoy!

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Thoroughly Modern Thoroughbroads

As Robyn and Scarlett progress with their book and blog they continue to enjoy each other’s company not only in person but through modern technology. Messenger, Facebook and our smart phones makes it so easy to stay in touch. But, those one on one visits are enjoyed the most. The visits come more frequent and the parting hurts a little more, a sign that true gal pal friendship can last a lifetime if you love each other.

The last visit to Kentucky, Robyn got to enjoy Scarlett’s husband’s Pork Tenderloin a la convection oven. It is his go to dish and he changes it up by using various sauces he has created. This time it was topped with peach preserves a friend of his had canned, a quality Bourbon and brown sugar. We all licked our plates clean and wished he had made a tenderloin a piece for us.

There really is no special recipe…just take tenderloins and rub them with a grainy mustard and place in convection oven and cook for 20 minutes on high. (This oven came from QVC and has lasted years and used frequently for all types of meats.)

Once meat has cooked let it sit for 5 minutes while you make the sauce. This sauce was a pint of fresh peaches preserved, a small hand full of brown sugar and two jiggers of quality bourbon in a saucepan. Heat this mixture until the preserves are melted down a little and pour over pork tenderloins adding chopped scallions to the top as a garnish…then slice and serve.