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:
- My family
- Blogging & web design
- Visiting with friends, which usually involves food and/or coffee
- Helping people
- Selling Avon
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]