we made dinner for the group tonight. it ran about a half hour late getting cooked but there were lots of complements on it -- a pork loin roast with apricot/pineapple marmelade on it, with sides of green beans, roasted potatoes, and coleslaw the way grandma makes it, with raisins. since grandma was here for dinner it was fun to make a meal where lots of the kudos reflected back on her, since the loin was also her recipe.
note to self: do not believe mom when she tells me how long sliced potatos take to roast. I know how long it takes to cook them and should have faith in my own knowledge.