Sunday, April 15, 2007

A busy week comes to an end...

We only made 3 new recipes this week (one was a repeat!), but that is pretty good considering we were gone for most of it! Sweets win out this time with our favorite recipes being the Easter Biscotti, Mini Easter Cheesecakes With A Chocolate Caramel Surprise and the Marbled Caramel Chocolate Bars.

It is pretty miserable outside today - cold, rainy and windy... and unfortunately we were out in the elements for most of the morning trying to get the grocery shopping done! After we got back and had lunch, Jeff asked if I could make the dogs some biscuits as we were already low before we left... he said he gave them the last of their treats this morning! Instead of making something new, we decided to make the Crunchy BBQ Biscuits again - they seem to go crazy for these ones!

I was planning on making something else for dinner, but after dealing with the groceries and making the biscuits I was not up for doing a lot of prep work for dinner. So I pushed off tonight's scheduled dinner to tomorrow and went with this recipe, Barbecue-Rubbed Pork Chops, that I had on tap for later in the week.

The original recipe called for bone-in pork chops, but they didn't look good at the market... so we went with the boneless center-cut instead - I just ended up cooking them a little less. All this recipe does is combine a bunch of pantry spices with a touch of brown sugar - this is rubbed on the pork chops and then they are quickly grilled. Between the juices given off and the rub, it almost creates its own little sauce on the outside - it was slightly sweet, a little smoky and has just a little heat in the background. I opted for an easy side of fluffy baked russet potatoes that I rubbed with a bit of olive oil and coarse salt. Definitely filling, the only real effort in this dish was taking the time to wait for the potatoes to bake - a real no-fuss dinner on a dreary day!


  1. Can you believe this weather? I bet you miss Las Vegas now :) The chops look tasty!

  2. Seriously! It was so windy today!