It was a busy weekend.  We pruned shrubbery (2 hollies, a camellia, several gardenias, and a hydrangea – all of which we inherited when we moved in three years ago), checked out a local butcher, and took our first walk of the year along the Chattahoochee River.

Today’s dinner was dictated by what we could find at the butcher, in this case a locally produced pork tenderloin, and what might be the appropriate accompaniment for it.  I chose au gratin potatoes.  There is some cornbread, homemade with buttermilk, left over from the chili a few nights ago.  My husband made dessert.  I’m not sure what to call it but it’s cooked vanilla pudding with bananas and vanilla wafers.

I think this is a pretty promising start to a new week.

[[Photos:  Great Blue Heron seen at Cochran Shoals along the Chattahoochee River in May, 2011, Barbara Butler McCoy; Officer’s Mess at Fort Clinch, FL, August, 2011, Barbara Butler McCoy.]]