Hello again, so this is my second time that I am writing this post up, because my program crashed and like an idiot I did not use a different platform to save this on. I'm exhausted and now that it is 30 minutes past when I thought I would be done writing my blog, I am even more exhausted.
I mean, I didn't even want to write the first blog. I seriously contemplated not doing it tonight! How funny is it that I put my mind to this and it crashed and is taking me even longer now! :(
When I was trying to figure out what I wanted to write about, I thought about how my family eats way too much pork. I don't think that Gareth minds at all, it is his favorite food, but I've featured it like 90 times here. I guess that's why my logo has a bacon strip in it! :P
Braedon is learning a lot right now. He is all over the place. His favorite things to do are scare the living daylight out of mom and dad. He loves wires. I mean LOVES wires. We need to get out of this tiny apartment so that we can baby proof and have a somewhat organized life again. My living room currently looks like a play land.
I almost totally forgot! My little man turned 7 months yesterday! We are on the downward spiral to a year and I am scared to death!
My moods have been up and down lately. I hate having anxiety and depression to the point of not wanting to get up in the morning. I am glad I have such a great support team around me that help me to conquer the little things in life.
I went out with a really good friend of mine today. We did everything from makeup to macrons. I felt like I was in high school again doing make up in the woman's bathroom. She's not much of a makeup wearer, so it was cool to see her face transform. She took some great shots of me afterwards. If you are in the Bay Area and need a portrait photographer, Chloe Fan is the way to go. Just click for her link!
I got a bunch of macrons from Cako once we got inside to sit down for a while. And then like the photography nerd that I am, I proceeded to take so many pictures of them. They were so gorgeous, I love how colorful macrons are. I am going to teach myself to make them so that I can have more beautiful pictures! hah! We must have looked so strange styling and photographing sweets in the middle of a food court. I mean, probably not, San Francisco has much stranger people than us!
Gareth got to spend the day with Braedon. He said that they had fun. I got lots of great little pictures of my men. I missed Braedon so much, but it is nice to get out every now and then.
I am still trying to get this blog up and running successfully. Comment and tell me what you want to see on Wednesdays, I am open to any and all suggestions! I might do another challenge so that I can get more content up and more hits on the site! :P I just like feeling like I am doing something other than just being mom. I really want my food photography business to flourish, but it will take a lot of work. I'm also hoping to do a few catering gigs throughout the next year. I love being in the kitchen so much, I miss it sometimes.
Without further adieu or rambling, I am giving you my smothered pork chop recipe! This is a great weekday meal because it doesn't take that much time to make at all. You can pair it with a starch (potato) or with some nice green vegetables for a fresher taste.
Smothered Pork Chops
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 white onion sliced
- 2 Tbs Rosemary minced
- 2 Tbs Thyme minced
- 1 Tbs garlic powder
- 1 Tbs cajun seasoning
- 1/3 cup of flour
- 1/3 cup of beef broth
- 2-4 8 ounce cuts of pork chops
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a medium sized pan- make sure it has a decent lip as there will be a lot in this pan by the end
- Brown onions
- Add rosemary, thyme, garlic powder, and cajun seasoning
- Add flour and whisk until there are no flour clumps
- Add beef broth and whisk for another 3 minutes
- Allow to simmer for 10 minutes
- Add pork chops cover with gravy mixture- cook on one side for 10 minutes
- Flip, cover with gravy, cover while simmering, and cook until the temperature is 165. This can take another 10-15 minutes on medium heat