So, yesterday was super enjoyable. We had lunch with William's grandmother, mom, siblings, and uncle who flew in from up north. He has the best family. Biggest, too. He has ten siblings. Yes, ten. And no, they aren't Pentecostal. I grew up basically an only kid (my three siblings were around 18 when I was born). That said, it's a wild experience for me come holiday time. Or really any family get together.. tons of loud stimulation. Never a dull (or quiet) moment. I do treasure every one of them, all fifty or so.
After lunch we did some shopping. Hey-oh! I feel like I haven't been "real" shopping in forever. Granted, it was basically window shopping downtown, but it still felt nice. I usually hibernate super hard during the winter, but yesterday was in the mid sixties and just lovely. I am so terrible at uploading pictures or I would share some. I haven't even posted any Christmas photos. My name is Jade and I am a slacker. That is step one. Admiting. Or, so I hear.
Anyprocrastinatingismyjam, here is my baked pork chop recipe. I made some yummy homemade mac and cheese tonight. It was delish beyond belief. I haven't uploaded those pics, obvs. So, this must suffice. By baking the pork chops, they come out very tender. Like fork cutting tender. Relatedly and unrelatedly at the same time, Tenderheart was always my favorite Carebear. Just putting that out there.
Baked Pork Chops
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4 center cut Pork Chops
1 tablespoon Butter
Cajun Spice (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Put pork chops in a 9x13 baking dish. I used my Pampered Chef Rectangular Baker. Season tops with desired amount of salt, pepper, garlic powder, lemon pepper, and Cajun spice. Flip pork chops over. Pour enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. Lift up pork chops so that the water gets underneath. Season tops again with spices.
-Cut thin slices of butter and put on top of the pork chops. I used my garlic herb butter from the freezer. Yum.
-Bake in oven for an hour covered. Uncover and bake for another 10-15.