While today was our 43rd Anniversary it was an ordinary day. Mrs Skoot had music lessons and she told me to get my own dinner. Tomorrow I have a club meeting, and she has a night out with the "girls", so again I have to fend for myself, and supply my own dinner
Now realize that I am a helpless male, I am not a cook. I confine my kitchen exploits to breakfast and brunch items, or perhaps desserts. My specialty is Manager of the BBQ
Dinner entrees are a challenge for me. I can make spaghetti, lasagna or some noodle dishes but deciding on a daily menu is beyond my capabilities, but I love our croc© pot for pulled pork or spare ribs. Tonight I prepared baked pork chop steaks, smothered in onions, marinated in lemon slices. We are trying to eat less so we had 1-1/2 each, but I forgot to snap a photo while they were still in the pan
Here is what it looks like "plated-up", served with steamed broccoli and cauliflower. The onions were very sweet. approx 350°F for an hour. Time is not important, give or take half an hour.
Since it was our special day, I splurged on dessert
Store bought apple pie in a box, with a brick of vanilla ice cream . We even used our special plates from the World Culinary Arts Festival. Team Vancouver won the world championship in 1987 somewhere in Europe and we went to a gourmet dinner at an upscale hotel for a 5 star meal prepared by "The Winning Vancouver Team". They prepared the same 5 course meal that won them the competition
Mmmm, apple pie, al a mode (heated pie with ice cream on top)
There you have it. Our 43rd Anniversay homemade dinner. It just feels more relaxing to make dinner at home and relax instead of going out
As I mentioned, we don't usually have dessert, but today we had two helpings of Apple pie, al-a-mode. It was our day to splurge a bit on our calories. Sometimes you just have to eat "on the edge"