Monday, June 15, 2009

Dinner: How to face a FAIL!

So... figured I'd do a nice, easy dinner tonight. Pork Chops with Country Gravy. Always tasty. I've made it many times.

One thing I love about this recipe... it's a well done recipe. You dredge your pork chops in a specified amount of flour, and then actually use the rest of the flour to thicken the gravy. Since that leftover flour is also mixed with the milk before it goes into the pan, it's a good way to get a gravy without a lot of fat.

Browned pork chops....

Flour/milk mixture (and an extra pat of butter)....

I raided the garden for some parsley, chives and sage....

Nestle the pork chops back in the liquid, and you braise them until they're done.

Mmmm... tasty, no?

No. Really, NO.

I managed to over-salt my mashed potatoes (I think I accidentally salted them twice), I tried to steam some Flintstones-sized asparagus spears and after twice the amount of time I usually steam asparagus they were still too "crunchy' for the hubby (apparently veggies are best served mushy and gray to him) and the pork was just, not good. Didn't taste "off", but didn't taste good, either. And the chops were just cut funny and it was hard to get a good slice that was easy to chew, no matter which way you attacked.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, to the rescue!!!

Hey... you got your bread/grains, your jelly/fruit, and peanut butter/protein. There are less balanced meals out there.

Been awhile since I made grilled PB&J, and they were tasty as usual. Messy, but tasty. Sure, your hands are covered with goopy jelly and melty peanut butter at the end, but that is almost half the fun.

1 comment:

Doll Face said...

Okay, why haven't I ever made grilled pb&j?? Yums!