Monday, October 10, 2011

I Cooked & No One Died...

That's right, this little lady actually cooked a real meal last night. It didn't come pre-cooked & it didn't come from a box...well the main part didn't anyway.

So last night I was feeling really homemaker-liker & set out for the perfect cooking newb recipe in my nifty ghetto recipe book (compiled of interweb recipes) & found one that included pork chops. Pig? Sounds easy & idiot proof enough!


However, I then found myself having a flashback to my mom cooking pork chops for dinner & thinking 'there's no way that's edible' because by the time she was done cooking frying them they were so hard you could chip a damn tooth just trying to take a bite.

So yeah, my kitchen confidence fell pretty fast at the thought of having to toss out overcooked piggy and/or losing a tooth.

Until I remembered the time the MIL cooked some for us & I remember thinking as I took a bite, 'wtf is this...it's soft & I can actually bite it?!' I was stunned. And to top it off she made it look super easy. No frying involved.

With my confidence back up I took a deep breath & said screw it & I made Marinated Baked Pork Chops.

And, they were amazing!

The best part (besides the food, of course) was that I didn't have to slave in front of the stove for hours or babysit it. No lie, it took me less than 10 minutes to prep & put in the oven & then I went upstairs to watch Dexter for an hour. By the end of the episode they were done & we were grubbin'. And I'm proud to say no one got food poisoning, woop woop! & there were enough left over for Rusty to eat again when his gaming munchies set in at 2am. <--epic wife win

Cooking without all the work, count me in any day!

Do you tend to stray from time consuming recipes or do you go all out for dinner?


"It only took 8 years but I finally got a decent meal out of you." - my loving punk ass husband

Note: I honestly thought this recipe was going to be a bust so I didn't bother to take pictures but good news is I have a couple spare pork chops left so I'll make it again & post the recipe for you guys ;)



  1. I am all about good food with little prep. Problem is I am not a great cook so I don't have any recipes lol! Can't wait til you post yours :)

  2. Congratulations to you! The recipe sounds delicious.

  3. My mom made pork chops the same way your's did. Must be the generation. ;p I learned how to cook yummy pork chops from my husband. Yes, you read that right. So, ummm, when are you sharing your recipe, girlie ???

  4. That is awesome! I try to cook at least 5 nights a week [keyword: try]. We MIGHT go out one night a week, or pick up fast food, and have left overs one night.

  5. Well, well, well. Look who's a big fat show off with her fancy kitchen cooking!

    Seriously, congratulations! I love to cook. I think it's soothing and it always feels nice to make something yummy for the people you love (even though they keep whining "I'm HUNGRY" and then say "I'm NOT HUNGRY" after you set it in front of them).

  6. Good for you! I try to cook 4-5 nights a week...and then its leftovers one night and we may eat out. But I do have super easy recipes (that are usually fool proof) if you want to try some.:) And I cant wait to see the pork chop recipe!

  7. Isn't it great when you find an amazing recipe that's super easy? Too bad I don't eat meat, or I'd totally give this a try!

  8. Good for you! I have given up on cooking all together. I use to love it but now since work is crazy, I don't feel like cooking for my hubby and I. We eat simple food or take out. Having to cook for potlucks terrifies me.

    I miss cooking though. I just wish I still had the motivation and drive to learn and do it.


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