I just got an angry phone call from my friend Jen B. yelling at me for not updating my blog in so long. She's right--I've been a total slacker. I'm thinking I don't like the new format I was going to try. I figure it's better to just post and then go back and add the picture in when (okay, if...) I take one. So I'm going back to my old way, then I'm guaranteed to update more often.
I have a couple entries to go back and post about, but I figured I'd start with what we're having tonight and then at some point go back and fill you all in on what you've missed. Or rather what I can remember that I've made over the last couple weeks.
I had planned on doing a pork crockpot recipe tonight, but then I realized I didn't have a very necessary ingredient, so I needed to come up with something else. I was going to make gnocchi with pesto, chicken, and mozzarella, but I remembered I used the last of my pine nuts last night. The only other nuts I have on hand are pecans which might be kind of weird. Jen called asking about our friend Danielle's pork chop recipe that I've made a few times, and since I had already thought about doing something with pork I figured I'd just go ahead and make that too.
Danielle's Basil Pork Chops
I don't have any mushrooms on hand, so I'm skipping that part of the recipe. This is so yummy and really easy. Last time we had it the husband said it was probably his favorite pork chop recipe, so I'm sure he'll be pleased to hear that's what's on the menu for tonight. I have two butternut squash I need to be using soon, so I think I'm going to make Barefoot Contessa's Caramelized Butternut Squash as a side dish and then maybe some broccoli or green beans to go with it.
Strangely the boy has gone back to napping after not doing so for months, so I've been having lovely quiet afternoons while both my kids nap at the same time. If I can convince him to nap again tomorrow I'll make sure I put "update blog" on my to-do list for the afternoon!