Monday, August 11, 2008

Pork Chop N Potato Dinner

We love tinfoil meals! I was a little afraid that it wouldn't qualify as romantic so I went the extra mile on our table. I received some really nice tablecloths from a friend when she moved and was downsizing. One of which was a really pretty white one. Since my dishes are white I was afraid they would get lost on the table, so I pulled out the silver chargers I got at Christmas time. I love my ice tea goblets so those went on next with the coffee cups and saucers that match my plates. My mom had sent me some cute napkin rings that complement my plates well so those came out. I wasn't sure what to do for a center piece because I really wanted fresh flowers but I was trying to only use things we had on hand. I headed for the back yard. There was only one sad looking rose on the rose bush but our neighborhood and backyard is full of these tree/bushes that bloom late in the summer. Ah ha! I snipped a few of those and then found this bowl and candles a friend had used for the center pieces at her wedding. They were very blue and coordinated well with the menu (blueberries in the salad and dessert). I filled the bowl with water and floated the flowers on top. The candles went on next. It was great because it was a low center piece, easy for visiting over. J Yeah, a free arrangement! I didn't have blue napkins so I used red because red is obviously romantic and red, white, and blue always make a nice statement. J

We have a fun cookbook from Better Homes and Gardens, the
New Grilling Book. It had this great Pork Chop N Potato Dinner recipe! It was nice to have the meat, starch and vegetable all together and easy. I modified only slightly—I only had 7 potatoes and had bone in pork chops. J Not bad really! They were so flavorful and moist! They re-heated nicely for our lunches the next day too. What is your favorite all-in-one dinner?


  1. Sounds, and looks yummy!

  2. Sounds very nice & looks great. You do a wonderful job.

  3. The bone in pork chops always have the best flavor. It looked so pretty Stacie!