The Great 2012 Cooking Extravaganza! Day 101

April 12, 2012 at 1:15 am (Food) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Hello again friends, and welcome back!  So glad you could join me again, and hope you are all having a great day!

Kind of laid back around here today, not a whole lot out of the ordinary going on, the usual shuttling kids around, made some earrings (photos will follow), cleaned up the kitchen a little, helped William make a pie chart for math class.  Would love to say I found a job today, but no such luck.  Getting discouraged again, but I still keep trying.

Here are the earrings:

Anyway, we had a really nice dinner, I got a little creative, meaning I didn’t actually measure anything, but I’m going to try my best to put some measurements in here for you:

Pork Chops My Way

4 boneless pork chops, thick cut

1 apple, cored, chopped into small pieces (I cut mine into 8ths, then cut each 8th into small slices)

3 carrots, peeled and cut into thin rounds

4 celery stalks, chopped fine

About 1/2 Tsp ground allspice

About 1/2 Tsp ground nutmeg

About 1/2 Tsp ground ginger

About 1/8 Tsp ground cloves

About 1/4 cup brown sugar, not packed

Salt and pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet over medium heat.  Add apples, carrots, celery, brown sugar and spices.  Saute until carrots are crisp tender.  Move everything to one side, add in pork chops, salt and pepper well.  Cook pork through until no longer pink, stirring with apples and veggies to flavor everything.  Serve each chop topped with some of the apples and veggies.

We also had a quick and easy pasta salad, literally leftover spaghetti chopped up and covered in home made ranch dressing.  You could add some fresh chopped veggies, would be really good, but I just ran out of steam, sorry!

So that was dinner, and it was YUMMY!  You should definitely try this one…

Until tomorrow, eat well, love well, live well!

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