Thursday, February 25, 2010

Dental Visit

I am not one of those people that dreads or fears going to the dentist. I had pleasant experiences as a child and worked for a dentist for two years in high school.
At today's dental appointment I was told I have a fracture in one of my back molars and need a crown. It's really no surprise considering the amount of amalgam fillings in those teeth. Eventually they were going to start crumbling. I have to admit, I'm a little nervous about the crown. The most work I've ever had done was a filling. I'm a firm believer in sedatives and numbing medicine!
I decided to try to cook healthy today and made pork tenderloin for dinner along with thyme roasted sweet potatoes and a spinach salad. It was all very yummy. Normally I either bake the potatoes or roast them in chunks with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Tonight I decided to hunt for a spicier recipe and found this recipe on epicurious.com: Thyme Roasted Sweet Potatoes. It was delicious and even made my lips burn a little from the red pepper flakes. If you decide to make these, and don't like a lot of heat, reduce the amount of red pepper flakes.
I normally buy my pork tenderloins already marinated, but the commissary was out of those this week and I bought a plain one. I cheated and bought a bottle of lemon, herb and black pepper marinate. It was ok, but I should have been more creative and made my own.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

my mouth is watering for sweet potatoes. i may have to make myself one for lunch this coming week. sorry about the tooth, hope they can fix it quickly.

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