Wednesday, March 20, 2013


I woke up this morning, the first day of Spring, seeing the sun come up through the leafless trees in our back yard.  Looking out my front window in the living room right now, it looks like a gorgeous day to be outside in your shorts and short sleeves.  You don't get much out the door before you realize that's not the case.  35 degrees isn't shorts and short sleeve weather.  We have snow forecast for tomorrow but one weather man we listen to doesn't think it will do much tomorrow.  He's not saying the same for Sunday though.  

Monday, the sun wasn't shining when we got up, but came out mid-morning.  That helped when I was sitting in the chair at the dentist getting my teeth cleaned.  Actually it wasn't that bad.  I am finally growing up in my "old age".  It also helps that Linda, my dental hygienic, is great.  

Our winter was so mild until the middle of Feb when within 10 days we got two 10 inch snow storms.  I think there is still some snow in the Home Depot parking lot because it was piled so-o-o high, but it is finally gone from yards.

March is teasing us with below normal temperatures generally - although it was 80 last Friday.  I am just ready for warmer weather.

While I am waiting (and maybe you too) here is another recipe I found in The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook and cooked Monday night for dinner.  They turned out really good.


4     Boneless Pork Loin Center Cut Chops (can use bone-in but probably will want to cook longer)
1/4 cup egg beaters (or 1 large egg, beaten)
2     tablespoons pineapple juice
1     tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs (I used my homemade breadcrumbs and added 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning)
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a roasting pan and the rack with cooking spray.

Combine egg, juice and soy sauce in a shallow pan with a whisk.

Combine the bread crumbs and seasonings and place in a shallow pan.

Dip each chop in the egg mixture (both sides)

Dredge in the bread crumbs (making sure the entire chop is covered).

Place chops on the rack in a roasting pan and spray the top side with cooking spray.  Turn the chop over and spray the other side.

Bake 20 minutes.  Turn the chops over and bake 20 more minutes or until done. (20 minutes was perfect for my 1/2" center cut loin chops)

Since I was preparing this for just my husband and me, I reduced all the ingredients in half and just cooked two chops.

My husband told me he thought the recipe would taste good with chicken too.  Will have to give that a try.  Will let you know how it turns out.


  1. Now that looks delicious! Why is it always the simplest recipes that taste the best? Thank you for another great one!
    I was lucky and bought a ton of boneless chops on sale,divided them up and I can't wait to try this!

    1. Let me know how they turned out. This is the first time I have tried simply spraying both sides with cooking spray instead of briefly frying in a skillet. Worked great! Will be doing it more often.