c'est la moux pas la choux.



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?


ChiTown Girl said...

We basically ate tomato salad with fresh baguettes, and spinach dip with Hawaiian bread, cuz it's too freakin' hot to cook anything. I had put steaks in my shopping cart today, thinking I would just throw them on the grill, but then I put them back cuz I couldn't bear the thought of standing over a grill. It's unbelievably hot here today. The heat index was over 100 today. I had to pick up one of my kids from school because he was overcome by heat. The boys' school is actually closing early tomorrow because it's going to be hotter tomorrow. Ugh!! I'm already cranky just thinking about it. :(

Funny in My Mind said...

have been meaning to drop by and ask how you were faring with the little storm (ha)
Sooo glad to hear you are fine!
Your menu sounds devine!
Love the asparagus, I would love the recipe.
I had chicken Caesar salad at work tonight with some of Randy's extended family. I plan to make some chicken picatta in the next few days and maybe some chicken enchiladas for hubby tomorrow.
You had a grand ole time traveling to see the babies and family too, good for you and for them as well!

Maria said...

Bing and I always talk about buying a generator but then never do it....