Saturday, April 17, 2010

So George was having a rough day today. I wanted to make something nice for dinner but with limited groceries in the house, I knew I needed to be creative! We had pork chops and stuff for salad so I went to it to try and make it special. After a long winter of cooking inside, it was time to break out the grill! I had never grilled by myself and managed not to set the house on fire. I have an obsession with cast iron cook ware and even our grill is cast iron! I HEART LODGE!

So I put on my grilling face (which happened to include red lipstick because I had been shooting new photos for my etsy store!), cracked open a beer and got to grilling!

First, I marinated the pork chops in 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup lemon juice and a crap ton of onions and garlic. I let those sit in the fridge for about 4 hours but only because I had thought about it. I've let them sit for as little as 30 minutes and they still turn out good. This is great for pork loins too! I don't think you'd want to leave them over night because the acid would cook the meat too much. Anyway, a little salt and pepper when they come out of the bag and you're good to grill! Here is the left over marinade after I had all the chops on the grill (you should have seen the people walking down the street stare at me holding this bag of gray juice and taking a picture of it!)

Throw those suckers on the grill and let them go!

MMMMMMMM....meat. That statement is funny coming from a former vegan.
I also made a lovely baby spinach salad with a blue cheese vinaigrette!

I made some creamed corn and when George walked in he sat down and was presented with a platter of goodness! I definitely earned my keep (and beer!) tonight. =)


Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

Man!! Wish I would have been there!

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