Honey Dijon Pork Chops and Cinnamon Roll Cake

May 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm (reading, recipes, resolution: 1 a week)

Two new recipes at our house today, courtesy of two new food blogs I stumbled upon:

For dinner, we had Honey Dijon Pork Chops, with homemade mashed potatoes and salad. We were big fans of this glaze – couldn’t be easier and it added a really nice flavor. I think it’d be good on chicken too. Oooo, kebabs. Chicken kebabs with this would be really, really good.

And in the oven right now, is Cinnamon Roll Cake, which so far smells delightful! I left out the pecans because I’m bringing what we don’t eat tonight (which better be most of the pan!) to church tomorrow night and I know at least one person can’t have pecans. Plus, I’m a cinnamon roll purist and I prefer them with no nuts. Trust me on this one and lick the bowl after you make the topping. Don’t think about the fact that you’re licking butter. Just give it a little lick. If the cake tastes anything like the bowl did, I’m gonna be a happy camper.

I haven’t done any reading for my BBC 100 list in a long time. I’m mostly through the Chronicles of Narnia series and I’m just not loving them and so I feel ambivalent about continuing and that’s stalled my progress on the whole list. Fantasy novels are just not my cup of tea, and I still have to read three more. Plus Harry Potter, and I think Golden Compass too. Meh.

In the meantime, I’m reading Helen of Pasadena, which I kind of adore because I used to work in a Pasadena private school, and I went to an all-girls school up north, and chick lit is more of my cup of tea than fantasy. 🙂

What are you reading right now? I’m between jobs, and I’m going to need something new, Helen’s story is almost over!


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