Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pork Chops and Asparagus

Last night I must say I made a dinner of epic proportions.

And I don't mean the portions were too big...

I made Breaded Pork Chops with Dijon Asparagus.

Here, in a few photos, is how it turned out:

This is a really easy meal - and pretty impressive to guests.

Changes I made: I browned the pork chops but since I had 6 to make, I put them in the oven for about 15 minutes to cook through. While they were cooking I was able to mash the potatoes with some cream cheese and butter, and make the dressing for the asparagus.

I hope you enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fried Rice

My coworker, Tony, has the most lovely wife - Lulu. Tony one day brought me a sampler of her homemade fish sauce and I was hooked.

Recently, I took him a full bottle of "Three Crab" fish sauce from the store so he could have her make it into her awesome concoction.
So from this:
To this:

I tried figuring out what's in it. All I can tell is sugar, garlic, and red chili pepper. It's the bomb.

Hi, welcome back to 1995.

I promise not to say "the bomb" again.

Since Lee was out with friends, I concocted a quick fried rice for myself.

First I boiled water and added a bag of rice.

Oh yeah, keepin' it classy with the bagged rice.

Once that was done, I cracked 2 eggs in a pan.
Then I cracked open a bottle of wine...

and diced some green onion...

Once the eggs were pretty scrambled I dumped in the rice...

Then I drizzled some of the fish sauce over the top...
Then I added the green onion and a little olive oil and stirred it up...

This was the perfect single gal dinner - no meat required!

Why do men think it's not a meal without meat?

This fish sauce is my new obsession, along with red curry and peanut sauce.

And sushi.

Oh man.

What do you like to make when home alone?