Monday, May 21, 2007

Baked Pork Chops

Good Morning!  Well, it's allergy season...I know because I am sitting here with itchy, watery eyes and sneezing repeatedly.  Fun times...LOL.  It won't stop me though.  As a matter of fact, I spent almost all of yesterday working in my gardens.  I love spite of my allergies.

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Baked Pork Chops
Serves: 6
These spicy and moist pork chops are made with egg whites, evaporated skim milk, a lively herb mixture, and no added fat.

6 lean center-cut pork chops, 1/2" thick
1 egg white
1 cup evaporated skim milk
3/4 cup cornflake crumbs
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons oregano
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Trim all fat from chops.
2. Beat egg white with evaporated skim milk. Place chops in milk mixture and let stand for 5 minutes, turning chops once.
3. Meanwhile, mix together cornflake crumbs, bread crumbs, spices, and salt.
4. Spray a 9xl3-inch baking pan with nonstick spray coating.
5. Remove chops from milk mixture. Coat all sides evenly with crumb mixture.
6. Place chops in pan and bake in 375º F oven for 20 minutes. Turn chops and bake 15 minutes longer or until no pink remains.

Mmm, wouldn't that be great with one of those Mac N' Cheese recipes from last Monday?  Or some mashed taters & gravy and a side of fresh green beans cooked with bacon?  Oh, and some homemade bread with REAL butter.  Mmm, I'm gonna have to eat breakfast today, lol.

Rylie has been awake since 7am this morning.  She is currently sitting in my room watching cartoons.  About every 5 or 10 minutes she hollers out "Mommy, you and Dad buy me?"  LOL  I just say "yeah", we would be deep in debt if we bought her everything we told her we would, lol.  But if you say anything other thanthan yes, she just keeps asking.  After I tell her yes she just says "okay."  She is just way too funny...and a bit greedy, lol.

I have a feeling that this little "buy me" thing is going to go on for a while.  Ugh, probably till she is 18, lol. 

I took Rylie down to the health dept. this past Friday for a speech and hearing screening.  We got a referral to go to a specialist.  She wasn't very cooperative on the hearing test so they didn't get a real good idea on that.  But they did say she hasn't hit some of the age "markers" on her speech. 

I know she has been a bit slow, but being the baby of 6 kids meant she didn't have to do a lot of talking when she was little.  She could pretty much point and someone would get her whatever she wanted.  However, this past month I have seen a real explosion with her speech.  She is talking in more complete sentences and learned a ton of new words. 

She is one of the most well mannered little girls I've ever seen (minus the temper tantrums).  She always say's "please", "thank you" and "your welcome".  Seeing that there are very few teens (much less adults) today that use these kind of manners, her father and I are very proud of her use of these words.  I can't tell you how many times we've been shopping, or gone through a drive-thru and never hear anyone say "thank you".  I thought that was taught in employee training. 

What has happened to the use of common manners in America?  I guess you could call this one of my pet peeves, because it really gets under my skin.  I almost always say "your welcome", whether they say "thank you" or not, before I leave.

Have a great day!

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