Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kitchen Disasters and Simple Food

I'm sorry I'm late in posting this. In case you hadn't noticed, I've been trying to post on the Monday of each new week. However, I really don't plan out what I'm going to write about from week to week and perhaps I should. The reason I don't do that (and there IS a reason) is because I, my dear readers, am a disaster waiting to happen.
I know that other people have accidents. They make mistakes sometimes, perhaps even often. I, however, am the Queen of Disasters. I don't know if I just don't think sometimes or what, but sometimes I am inclined to believe I am cursed.
Take this week, for instance. I was planning to post a few recipes based on turkey leftovers. I won't get into details, but due to a series of disasters (one involving a turkey taken out of the oven without the cook being informed), we actually ended up not having turkey at all this year. At first, I thought we might manage some turkey soup at least, but nope- I managed to burn turkey broth not once, but twice. It was just not meant to be. (And I feel it's necessary to mention here that I really truly don't normally burn things.)
Instead, I am bringing you one of my favourite last-minute-disaster-ruined-my-planned-meal recipes and I promise (hope, at least) to do better by you next week.

Garlic Oregano Pork Chops

4 pork chops
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
4 tablespoons leaf oregano (dried)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 190C (375F). Place pork chops on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and half of the granulated garlic, followed by half of the oregano. Turn over and repeat. Drizzle with olive oil and place in oven. Bake for 45 minutes, turning once.

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