Kreative award and chops

Wow I can't believe it's Sunday already, where has this week gone? I have been so busy, barely time to cook or eat much less blog. Today is catch up day. First, I want to give a big THANK YOU to Stephanie over at From Huskies to Husbands for honoring my blog with the Kreative Blogger Award last week. I had to read her post twice before I actually read my blog name there... told you I was busy.

For this award I am to list 6 things that make me happy. I have to admit that I haven't been too happy lately. Things here are really tough with us being in new construction and I sometimes lose sight of what happiness really is.

Here are my six make me happy things:
  1. My family
  2. Cooking
  3. Blogging & web design
  4. Visiting with friends, which usually involves food and/or coffee
  5. Helping people
  6. Selling Avon
I would like to pass this award on to the following ladies. Have fun and pass it on if you like!

Mary at mynew30
Wanda at 1 Blog and 2 Sides
Sara at The Breathing Post

So what does this award have to do with chops? Stephanie's award gave me a nudge, no it was really a much needed shove! Focus on happy things. I was thinking back about last Monday night. I had to come up with a quick pork chop recipe. I thawed the darn things not even thinking how I would prepare them. The pantry is pretty slim, and the fridge even slimmer. It was late, like past eight. Time to be creative and I was happy to do so!

I figured that french dressing would be a good glaze for the chops. I coated the pork chops on both sides with the french dressing while hubby stood by shaking his head.
I popped them into the oven and baked at 400. After about 30 minutes, I turned them. I took out the chops when they were nice and brown, about 45 minutes total cooking time.

I surprised myself with this one. They were really delicious. Even the hubby said so. He likes his pork chops really dark and was skeptical about the french dressing, thus the head shake. But I managed to prepare him "yet another winner, his words [big smile]


DCRose said...

Just stopped by to say Hi. I am putting your badge on my site. I love your blog. Hope you will do the same. Fondly, DCRose

redkathy said...

DC I will most certainly display your badge!

My New 30 said...

Thanks so much for thinking of me! I am honored.

Now ... those pork chops look amazing!! That's on my list for chops next better believe it. Regular French or Catalina? I actually have both.

Thanks again,

redkathy said...

Oh I guess I should have noted it was Catalina French and I'm glad you asked!

My New 30 said...

Oh no problem! You know I had a feeling it probably was because of the color, but my guessin' has been known to get me in trouble more than once in my life LOL!

Thanks for the idea! Can't wait to try this.

Chameleon@CoffeeBreak said...

Those do sound yummy! Funny, my two teen boys cook dinner a couple nights a week, and they -often- use salad dressing (Italian or French, mostly) in marinades for chicken, pork, beef AND fish. I'll have to mention this one to them.

Sara said...

Hi RedKathy
Thank you so much, you made my Monday:) I love your new background!
Have a great Monday

Dorothy said...

Hi there..I love your site and will try the pork chops..they look wonderful..and I love french dressing..

Thanks for being such a good friend to grammology

Stephanie said...

Those pork chops look great! Don't you love it when something quick and easy turns out soooo good!! :)

Sara said...

HI Redkathy
Thank you for the award. I also have an award for you! CONGRATS!

Marge said...

This chop looks sooo good! Great Blog!

Mike Foster said...

Now that is one large chunk of meat! How about a veggie recipe? And Avon makes me happy too...just kidding.


The Producer said...

Looks simply delicious!

Flo said...

Oh my, that pork chop looks soo delicious! *drools*

Soulful Scribbles

Mike Foster said...

Hmmm, I wonder if I can figure out a way to eat those pork chops and remain a vegetarian.
I'll keep you posted...


Stephanie said...

I added you to my blogroll! If you get a chance shoot me an e-mail I have a few questions for you! :)

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