Friday, April 28, 2017

Spicy Fried Pork Chops with Dipping Sauce AND FF

Honestly time slips away so fast I can barely remember what day it is. I "think" I made this recipe about a month ago...and totally forgot to write it up. Big surprise, especially considering I put in 108 hours last week. YES you read that correctly. How you ask? I'm not sure. Why you ask. Because a girl has to do what a girl has to do. But all work and no play makes Dawn a grumpy butt so this weekend will be play time! WOOT

Now these were so good I skipped using the sauce but my son of course dipped and enjoyed every bite.

Spicy Fried Pork Chops with dipping sauce
1-2 lbs center cut pork chops
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp paprika

2 eggs beaten
1/3 cup water

Dipping sauce
1/4 cup honey
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp pepper
Mix the first list in a bowl, dip the chops in, next dip in the water/egg mix and again in the flour mix. Place in a skillet with oil. Fry until done, about 4 minutes each side.
Mix the dipping sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan, heat. Dip chops in or not, it's up to you.
Today’s post is this month’s Funny Friday, a regular feature published on the last Friday of every month. Funny Friday is a collaborative project. Each month one of the participants submits a picture, then we all write 5 captions or thoughts inspired by that month’s picture. Links to the other bloggers’ posts are below, click on them and see what they’ve come up with. I hope we bring a smile to your face as you start your weekend.

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Here’s today’s picture. It was submitted by Baking In A Tornado             http://www.BakingInATornado.com
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1. Hi Karate!

2. Does this suit make my butt look big?

3. So did Pikachu and a Sumo wrestler have a baby?

4. Look at my balance! I can skateboard AND do karate!

5. My mom got tired of me getting hurt and made me wear this suit as protection. Do I look as silly as I feel?

Click on the links below and let some other bloggers make you smile:
Southern Belle Charm            http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Bookworm in the Kitchen      http://www.bookwormkitchen.com/
Baking In A Tornado             http://www.BakingInATornado.com
    The Bergham Chronicles            http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com

Friday, April 21, 2017

Southwest Chicken Noodles PLUS April FOTW

I love quick and easy meals and if I can prepare it all in one pan, or close then that makes it even better!
Try this spin on the classic chicken and noodles.
4 boneless skinless chicken tenders
spices (1 tsp each)
egg noodles, about half a bag
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup shredded cheese

saute chicken with salt, pepper, paprika and chili powder sprinkled on. Dice up and set aside. Boil water and cook your egg noodles according to the package. Drain. Add 1 cup of salsa, the diced chicken, stir well and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Another simple but delicious meal.
Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 8 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.

Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado                  http://www.BakingInATornado.com
Menopausal Mother                     http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Searching for Sanity                 http://singlemumplusone.blogspot.com
A Little Piece of Peace                 http://little-piece-of-peace.blogspot.com
Never Ever Give Up Hope                   http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Bookworm in the Kitchen                 http://www.bookwormkitchen.com/  
My son and I are at a local mom and pop pizza joint. We order an appetizer of meatballs. I see it says "3". I'm thinking maybe we need to order 2 but we stick with one. Plus I have a salad and we have pizza on it's way. So the waitress brings them out and HOLY MACKEREL these things are HUGE! THREE will feed a small family! They are literally the size of softballs. I looked at them and,( well, it just fell out of my head through the nasal cavity and out my mouth) DAMN those things are HUGE what'd you do cut them off a DINOSAUR?? The waitress was not amused but the guy at the table next to us covered his friend in tea! LOL Yep shot right out his nose he laughed so hard.
Guy walks up to the rental counter and says " hi how are you?"
Agent replies " frustrated "
He says " good good have a nice day" and walks off. 
I can only assume since it was an elderly man that he didn't understand what she said or he wasn't listening.
 Picked up a passenger in this morning. She told me she had applied for section 8 housing. And when she went to look at it she refused. the black area  yes to black and I'm black. She started laughing.  I started laughing. she said sometimes the ghetto is to ghetto . Oh the things that people say. 

My son works retail and a customer comes in, she walks up to the register and says "if you were to see me in a club wearing this lip stick color would you want to F me? He said the other cashier, who is a gay guy looks at her and says "it wouldn't matter what color lip stick you were wearing, I'm gay and so no I would not want to F you" my son is the closing manager, walks over and says "Hey Will let me talk to you when you're done with this customer" 
OMGosh, are people REALLY that forward?? sheez!


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Brown Sugar Blackberry Cinnamon Rolls

Sometimes you get up and just don't want bacon and eggs. Okay, well sometimes you wake up wanting bacon but not eggs. The craving, hankering or down right lustful desire for something sweet hits you like a ton of bricks and you must, yes must, answer that call.
I hit the store early one Sunday morning, made a few purchases and returned to my kitchen.
What did I do?
THIS...



4 TBSP Brown sugar 
2 TBSP butter
8 pkg Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
6 tsp blackberry jam
In a 8-9 inch Pie baking dish melt butter. Sprinkle brown sugar. Drop jam in spots where you will place your rolls. Place roll cinnamon side down on jam. Bake 14 minutes at 400 degrees. Invert on a plate. Use icing from pkg. enjoy!

Good Googly Goo!!! FANfreakintastic!! 
ENJOY