Remember last week when I mentioned a struggle at the supermarket? Well it was worth it! On my pork chop hunt, after staring at the meat section for a good fifteen minutes noting variations of the name pork chop but no PORK CHOP (I told you I was new to this), I gave up and walked away with the freshest looking and tastiest sounding cut: pork rib eye steak.
Tonight: Crunchy Pork Chops (Nigella Lawson) and Smokin' Red Roasted Potatoes (Cathy from the Noble Pig). After reading about Nigella's food pornography and seeing proof here, I was eager to try a dish of hers. She didn't let me down. I did expect stronger flavours from her but the chops still came out crispy with a nice mild flavour. As for the potatoes, I mistakenly thought the asterisks indicated optional ingredients. I was wrong. But, they were still hearty and buttery...and I do love me some butter! All in all, a long time in the kitchen but left very satiated.
As feared, my journey to becoming a cooking enthusiast and domestic superstar has lost a little steam. I don't know how people do this on a daily basis! All that energy and time spent ogling recipes and pictures, the planning, shopping, prepping, and cooking—I'm tired! On the other hand, my joy of baking hasn't plateaued. More on that next time. We're on a classic movies + baking marathon. Just finished up Annie Hall, which I loved, and now onto The Philadelphia Story, which I'm really not enjoying...
Hope you had a relaxing weekend!