Another Monday is upon us. I hope everybody had a good weekend. Mine? Well...we didn't do much of anything. However, I got a bur up my booty yesterday and decided to do some Spring cleaning - totally cleaned the dining room and part of the living room. It needed it so bad...and there's still more to do. Nate was a turd yesterday - he actually took a nap but he woke up in a horrible mood. Mason slept half the day away which was kinda nice. I took him on a walk yesterday evening and I saw a baby horned toad - it was light brown and only about 4" from nose to tail. The hubs asked why I didn't pick him up - ummm...didn't want my finger pierce, thankyouverymuch! LOL
I have a tasty pork recipe for you today. I did this one last week and we really liked it. I'd say that Nate ate it, but I really don't remember if he did or not. That kid is so hit and miss when it comes to eating. Mason, on the other hand, is such a good eater - he'll eat pretty much anything. Nate *used* to be a good eater - I'm sure it's just his general turdiness. Yes. I just made up a word. LOL
Balsamic Pork Chops
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp fresh rosemary, sage or thyme
1 tsp chopped garlic
2 pork tenderloins
salt & pepper to taste
Combine oil, vinegar, and garlic with rosemary in a self-sealing bag. Add pork tenderloins and marinate them for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Remove from marinade and discard remaining marinade. Season tenderloins with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-hot fire, turning occasionally, for 15-25 minutes, until meat thermometer inserted reads 155-160 degrees F. Slice to serve.
NOTES: I used 4 boneless loin chops instead of tenderloins. If you use dried rosemary, use half as much as fresh (I used the whole 3 Tbsp and it was TOO MUCH!). I let the chops marinade all day in a zipper bag.
YUM!! And, just a random pic of Nate-the-Turd. We had our besties over for dinner last weekend and to keep Nate our of hair, we connected him to the Wii. I came in from chatting with Wendi and this is how Nate was playing...
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Listening to: Come on Get Higher by Matt Nathanson