I wanted to share a couple of random things. The first is a recipe that my Mom recently gave me. I had bought some pork chops on a really good deal, but needed something new and different to do with them then the same old pork chops and scalloped potatoes recipe that I generally make (which is also very good). So here's the recipe from my Mom, and believe me, it won't disappoint! It's kind of an odd combo of flavors, but together they are so tasty! We've had it twice in the past two weeks. (and sorry, no pictures to accompany this post).
Blackberry Pork Chops
1 1/2 lb. boneless pork chops
2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning
1/4 C. blackberry preserves
1 T. soy sauce
1 t. lemon juice
dash of cinnamon
dash of curry powder
1 C. fresh blackberries.
Sprinkle both sides of chops with Montreal steak seasoning. Spray both sides w/ cooking spray. Grill 8 - 10 minutes, turning once. Combine in sauce pan: blackberry preserves, soy sauce, lemon juice, cinnamon and curry powder. Bring just to a boil to liquefy preserves. Cover, remove from heat. Spoon sauce over chops and garnish with fresh blackberries.
--On a side note, I don't care for curry, so I just used a dash of crushed red pepper and that worked just fine. Also, if you don't have the Montreal steak seasoning, just use whatever seasoning you'd usually use to grill your pork chops or steak. I used the Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute.
Also, I wanted to share one other thing I came across online and thought some of you may enjoy checking it out, especially if you're as OCD as me when it comes to list-making! The website is called Organized Home, and THIS link will take you to lots of useful and free downloadable lists - everything from pre-travel checklists to menu planners to daily to-do lists.