Wow I can not believe that it has been almost a month since I have posted!! WTH?? Why didn’t someone slap me? Next time, someone better tell me, because there is just no excuse for that. Being on a 5 week trip either is no excuse. But I am home now and settled back into my routine again. Whew, am I tired!!
We just had an exciting week-end with our friend “Irene” who came to visit us. She came ashore right here where we live in NC. Just off shore about an hour from where I live is the outer banks. The actual ocean is only 30 minutes from our home though. We only got tree limbs down in our back yard and a lot of leaves and debris down. No other damage to our property. We did lose power for two days. Thankfully, my in-laws had the fore sight to buy a generator years and years ago and we had that. It saved us. We had lights and kept the refrigerator going and some fans to keep cool. All in all, we came out so much better than many in our area.
Tonight I am making smoked grilled pork chops with stuffing. Asparagus almandine, and garlic crisped potatoes. My daughter, who used to sell Pampered Chef, sold me a grill pan with the press. It is cast iron with the cast iron press, like for making panini sandwiches. Well, I went to the commissary today and bought rib-eye steaks, smoked pork chops and chicken breasts. So for the next few days I will be experimenting on the grill pan. Tonight is pork chop night!! So, folks, that is what’s cooking at my house tonight. What have you got going on in your kitchen?