Day 324: Food, a lack of decisions and much shouting

November 20, 2007

This evening we made Pork Loin Chops with Golden Delicious Apples and Onions on Polenta with Honey, which was quick, easy and very tasty. The apple and onion mixture was sautéed in olive, with butter, thyme and a splash of brandy added. The pork chops were simply seasoned and thrown on the skillet. The polenta was a little disconcerting; the honey and salt combined with the grainy consistency was very reminiscent of porridge or oatmeal. It wasn’t bad though, and we both found it to be much more pleasant than many of the polenta meals we have had to date. I never thought I’d say it about any foodstuff, but I think that polenta is definitely better without added cheese. A very pleasant meal all in all, something that you’d be happy to order in a restaurant. Quality. Easy. Good.

We still haven’t made a decision about the Rachael Ray book signing. It might just be ridiculously embarrassing- like Hi we cook from your book every day, and we write about it online. But we’re not stalkers or anything… It would be good to get our very, very well used copy of The Book autographed, that would be a funny end to the year. We wondered about asking someone else to tell her about our project, which might be equally lame. I don’t know, I’m sure we’ll decide nearer the time.

Posts here are short as Baby N has been/ is being very fussy in the evenings. We are trying to become Baby Whispers, but mysteriously she has her own ideas. Maybe we should eat and post much earlier in the day, when she is either asleep or all coos and new smiles. Unfortunately the shouting makes it difficult to concentrate so I will leave you with the promise of a report tomorrow on Creamy Chicken and Asparagus on Toast.

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  • Reply Kristin November 20, 2007 at 11:31 pm

    You should DEFINITELY go meet her! It will be so great!!!!!

  • Reply The Home Cook November 21, 2007 at 9:16 am

    I think it would be fun if one of you went, at least to have her sign the book. Judging from every other RR event I’ve seen, it’ll be an absolute mob scene, so it might be best if only one of you went so the other could stay with the kids. I do think it would be great to tell her about the project, maybe make a sheet of paper with one or two entries on it and the URL to give to her. I know it might be embarrassing, but I think she’d get a kick out of it.

  • Reply cindyupnorth November 21, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    You DEFINETLY have to go have your book signed!! You have put some much work and effort in to this!! Why would you give up this oppurtunity? It would be a shame not too!
    GO GO!!!!!

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