Wednesday, March 23, 2016

He's here!

Dan and I were blessed with our fourth grandchild yesterday! Bentley Paul was born at 6:50 a.m., just a half hour after Emily and Marcus arrived in the hospital!

Yesterday was a gorgeous spring day, a beautiful day to welcome their second baby. Today . . . we woke up to a blizzard and it's been snowing all day. Not a good day to have to make a run to the hospital, so we're grateful that Bentley arrived yesterday.

"Big" sister Brooklynn was more impressed with this balloon.


Marcus and Emily and the kids are spending the day with us today, since the storm knocked out the power in their apartment.  I'm soaking up the time with my new little grandson! who is asleep with his Grandpa right now.  As are the rest of the family, all taking naps.  They've all had a lot of excitement in the past 24 hours.

Two granddaughters and two grandsons, all beautiful and healthy.  God is good!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Pork Chops with Apple Curry Sauce is my go-to website for recipes. I often start out by just Googling an idea, and a number of websites will pop up with suggestions. However, I always seem to end up at The recipes are simple to follow, call for ingredients that I'm familiar with and often have on hand. And the best part is the rating system and reviews. They rarely steer me wrong. So, one day last week, it was mid-afternoon and I didn't have a plan for supper (not unusual). I found some pork chops in the freezer and hopped online. Here's what I came up with. I'll be adding my own 5 star review!

Pork Chops with Apple Curry Sauce

4 (1 inch thick) pork chops
vegetable oil
salt & pepper to taste
1 large onion, diced
1 large apple, cored and diced
1 1/2 cups applesauce
2 cups apple juice (I used one cup)
1/4 c margarine (I used butter)
2 Tbs. chicken bouillon granules
1 clove garlic, minced
3 Tbs curry powder (I used 1 Tbs. and it was plenty)

1. Season pork chops with salt and pepper.  In a large skillet over medium-heat, brown pork chops in a small amount of oil, flipping once to brown both sides.  Arrange in baking dish.

2.  In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Cook and stir onions and apples in butter until caramelized. 

3.   Stir in applesauce, apple juice, chicken bouillon, garlic and curry powder. Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Pour over chops and cover dish with foil.

4.  Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 40 minutes, or until pork chops are cooked through.

On the side, I served Seeds of Change quinoa and brown rice, that I buy at Costco.  It's a nice change from plain old rice, with a rich, nutty flavor.  I suppose I should add that this is not an endorsement, it's just my little ole' opinion.

Bon apetit!