Monday, April 6, 2009

Pork Chops Delight!

I could complain about the weather today but instead I will be optimistic and look forward to warmer weather later in the week!

Thirty one years ago today, the weather was warm and it was do I know you ask? My husband and I welcomed our second daughter into the world and the doctor announced that it was opening day of baseball season!!!

We had two pork chops to use this evening so I decided I would doctor them up just a little...I fried them very slowly in olive oil and added onions toward the end of the cooking time. I also jazzed up some whole berry cranberry sauce with some lemon juice and brown sugar which I poured over the chops about five minutes before removing from heat. I sprinkled a little lemon zest over the finished product.

I cooked a few potatoes and then mashed them with a little half and half, added a little butter and chopped parsley. The picture isn't very clear so it is difficult to see the cute little heart shaped butter pat on the mashed potatoes.

To round out the meal, I placed a small amount of cottage cheese on a bed of lettuce and topped it with strawberries and peaches.


  1. Looks delicious! That heart butter pat is such a good idea, I'll have to steal it sometime:)

  2. Dale,

    Reminds me of the days of working night shift at the G-Land. Before I would go to work, you would always fill me up up with wonderful things. I can just taste and smell the pork simmering in the pan now! Makes my mouth water. Plus, I did see the pat of butter shaped like a heart. Beautiful stuff!