Saturday, February 13, 2016

Mr. F's Tomato Shopping Fiasco

So what did I get when I asked Mr. F to pick up some plum tomatoes from the grocery store? P-L-U-M tomatoes? Nope. I got these below. He cracked a joke and said, "Well I knew it was some sort of fruit." Get it? Plums versus grapes.

You can read about how Mr. F has so graciously agreed to assisting me in grocery shopping in my interview here about how the little things will help me be successful.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Beer-Brined Pork Loin Chops for 7 Weight Watchers points

Mr. F is in love....with these chops.

I got this recipe from a magazine I bought called Grill It by Better Homes and Gardens and here is a link to that recipe.  It doesn't really say what the weight of each chop is, so use your references to figure out your own points based on the ounces you choose to consume.  The 7 points figure above is based on the nutritional info provided at the bottom of the recipe.

I let Mr. F buy the stout (dark beer), and he went with Guiness.  I'm not really a beer gal, so I went with it.  I am very interested in attempting this recipe again with one of the flavored stouts the magazine mentioned.  It says, Strong, dark ales are notable additions to food due to their interesting flavors.  Brewers often add spices, chocolate, or other complex flavors to their ales. Basically, I'm game for experimenting with these interesting variations.  Again, he couldn't say enough about this.  I didn't mind it, but it was a bit more beer-y than I thought it would be.

Here it is brining and grilling, and yes I grilled outside in January: