The forecast has said all week that it was supposed to rain today and all the way through next weekend. However, it’s bright and sunny outside so I’m not sure what the weatherman is smoking. That’s all fine by me since sunshine is always better than not.
I have actually thoroughly enjoyed my Friday so far. The Hubs always stops at Starbucks on the way home from the gym on Fridays and brings me a latte. Today was no exception. I sat down at my desk around 7am to do some work only to find out my client’s computer, that I needed to access, was shut off. This happens occasionally. Sometimes I get really annoyed and other times I’m relieved. Today was relief. Therefore, I’m pretty much done with work until my appointment this afternoon with the lovely ladies at Couture Events, whom I always love to see. In the meantime, I’m sitting on the couch, researching some cooking projects for the weekend, creating shopping lists and contemplating a workout. I should probably go get a smog check on my car, but I’m loving not having anything pressing to attend to, so maybe even that can wait for another day.
For your reading pleasure this lovely day, please see this recipe for Smoky Pan-Grilled Pork Chops. I think pork is kind of underrated. Chicken gets all kind of recipe action, but pork is just as yummy, and just as easy to prepare. These pork chops took all of 15 minutes to make, if that. Give ’em a shot this weekend! So easy you could even make them while hungover!
My weekend plans consist of top-secret (for now) cooking projects, skyping with my Pa for his 91st birthday, and possibly participating in a Kinect dance battle! Have a great one all! I’ll check in next week with my weekend projects plus weather updates! Woooooo!
Smoky Pan-Grilled Pork Chops recipe from Cooking Light
- 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork chops
- Cooking spray
1. Cook cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat 1 minute or until fragrant, stirring frequently. Place in a clean coffee grinder or blender; process until ground. Combine ground cumin, sugar, paprika, salt, and pepper; rub evenly over pork.
2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done.