We made a great meal last night with bone-in pork chops. We took a granny smith apple, sliced it thinly and added some cinnamon and brown sugar and layered it in a pan. We added the pork chops and topped them off with more of the same mixture. We baked it in the oven for a few minutes and it turned out wonderfully. Ginny was hoping for more of a glaze but we didn't want to use a traditional apple pie filling. This was just the right amount of sweetness added. The pork chops were tender and juicy and we didn't have to add any seasonings. Sides were potato pearls and snap beans.
Tonight, we used some left overs from the wedding. We had some smoked meat my dad prepared for the reception. We froze the meat and defrosted it today. We heated the meat in a skillet, added some BBQ sauce and stuffed it inside some Hawaiian Rolls. We used some Gris Gris Greens from VooDoo BBQ (also from the reception) as our side. So good. If you have never tried Hawaiian Rolls or Gris Gris Greens---you need to.
The dessert was a mini crisp. We took some fresh strawberries and chopped them. In a previous attempt, we have used blueberries, raspberries and blackberries; they were still really good. We added some craisins, lime juice and some sugar. In a separate bowl, we combined some flour, rolled oats (we ran out of oats this time so used some Life Cereal), brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg then cut in some butter to create the topping. We put the berry mixture in a small ramekin and topped it with the crisp mixture. Put it in the oven at 350 for 40 minutes. A tip, fill the ramekin with the berry mixture to the top because the berries will cook down.
Sorry I don't have an pictures of the above but we do have a picture of the fantastic cinnamon rolls Ginny made. It was her first attempt at them and they may have risen a bit too long. We can give you the recipe if anyone wants it; they really are delicious.
We added cream cheese frosting (my favorite) after we divided the rolls. We figured out, rapid rise yeast doesn't need to sit on the hot oven for very long...oops! Learning as we go.