I do. Just curious that way. Anyhow, if anyone’s wondering what we have for dinner, here’s tonight’s menu. I have a whole recipe binder of things that catch my eye, and am trying to get more adventurous in the kitchen (if I make steamed broccoli one more time someone might just leave the table screaming)(perhaps me). So tonight I used these clippings:
1. A new (to me) way to do pork chops, Pioneer Woman’s Simple, Pan-Fried Pork Chops – dredging and then frying the chops in butter and oil? Oh the deliciousness.
2. An old favorite Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes (simple, foolproof and knock-your-socks-off good – I make these all the dang time).
3. And a brand-new recipe Faith’s Maple Carrots (by one of my fave bloggers).
I did have a few mishaps, and have to own up to Googling “What is seasoned salt?” and “Is Canola oil the same as vegetable oil?” before finishing, but that’s just par for the course when I’m cooking. Hey I’m learning, and everything worked out in the end.
In fact, it was all SO GOOD that we were halfway through dinner before I remembered that I wanted a pic for the blog. Oops. That’s why I’m not a food blogger, I guess -- when I’m hungry the only thing I’m thinking about is getting that food into my mouth. So here’s a hastily rearranged shot of Ree’s plate. I pushed two halves of her pork chop back together, zoomed in close so you couldn’t see the gnawed-on parts, put some of my carrots on her plate, and speared another couple of potatoes to kind of fill up the frame:
I have to tell Faith (the sweet kiddo whose name is given to these carrots) that Ro and Ree loved EVERY BITE. And these girls do NOT eat cooked carrots, well at least they never did before. They snarfed them down, made hugely appreciative noises, then looked for more and couldn’t believe I’d only made a half a bag. Oops. Next time, little babes, next time. Oh, and I’m putting pure maple syrup (like it says in the recipe) on the grocery list, because I’m guessing these are even more fab if you don’t use Log Cabin, heh.
Anyhow, thumbs-up from the entire family on all three recipes. Try them!
Sooooo, what did you have for dinner?! (and if you have any recipes to share, we’d sure be appreciative)
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