Friday, February 21, 2014

Fishy Friday.

No fish for my two cleaning assistants, but hopefully MM will bring something home for our dinner. He is out fishing with a group of guys, which leaves me without wheels at the Moho.

I will survive.

Yesterday I laid claim to the wheels, needing to go shopping for some strappy, snazzy evening shoes. Of course I came home with everything BUT shoes, exciting stuff like cotton balls, cereal, phone pretty shoes.

We are going to a semi-formal banquet tomorrow night. Maybe no one will look at my feet. Oh well. It is no big deal. I do have sparkly flats I can wear. I am not concerned about the fashion police attending, that is for sure.

So my stacked crockpot (Pinterest) dinner was moderately successful. I layered pork chops on the bottom of the pot, dumped BBQ sauce over the top to them, layered golden potatoes inside tin foil and places on top of the chops, then tin-foil wrapped fresh brussel sprouts.

That was the problem. The recipe said to butter, salt and pepper them, and tightly seal. I did. They were dry. Tender, but d.r.y. More butter? Add water? EVOO? Don't tightly seal? Hmmm. Back to the drawing board.

Jeanie Weanie, let me know if you try it...and do it differently. It was a great idea, but it needs tweaking. It would be good with broccoli, too. BTW, if you need to layer your chops, put foil between the layers, otherwise they stick together. Trust me.

So that's your cooking tip for today. What's cooking at your house tonight?

Have yourselves a ginger peachy Friday, y'all!

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Sandee said...

Hubby made a pork shoulder in the crock-pot the other day and just put the veggies in. They were too salty. I'm guessing water would do the trick. I'm going to have hubby try that next time. Those fresh veggies rock.

Have a fabulous day honey. Big hugs to you and tons of scritches to the babies. ♥♥♥

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Yummy I want a stacked crockpot pork chop dinner!!!!

Barb and the Gs said...

me no likey pork chops and brussels sprouts is hit or missn (mostly miss) ... so Ima pass on this one.

I have my "they're not-flip flops because they have heels on them" sandals that have genuine real fake diamonds if I happen to need something dressier than my regular flip flops. And I totally wore white capris on my Jan-Feb cruise, too. I'm a rebel that way. Don't tell Miss Bee, though. :)

Carry on then! big hugs xoxo

Joy said...

Wear the flats and don't worry about it. You'll be comfortable and that is important. Recipe sounds interesting but complicated. I bought a pork tenderloin on sale at Bi Lo (1.99/lb!) so I need to look up your Cuban pork recipe for the next time the kids come home. It's on Dyer dining, isn't it? Give MM a birthday hug from me in the morning and y'all enjoy your fancy do tomorrow night.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

today i got a commercial for kitty litter here. they were gone for a while but back.

we went to zuccarelli's tonight and it was good, there was even a piano bar there now but i was with some stuffy gals and didn't get to sing! ha ha

smiles, bee

Jean(ie) said...

I hgot a commercial for Febreeze. You telling me something?

Hubby used to do a garbage can dinner. He'd take galvanized can and chicken wire... Water on the bottom. Chickenwire baskets full of root veggies down low... then another chickenwire basket of cabbage on toop... and another basket with smoked sausage. As the sausage cooks, the juices "baste" the veggies as they steam.

Maybe doing someting like this would work?