Ever eat dinner with a dragon? I have. Last night, in fact. The dragon shared the table with four pastel colored hippos. Don’t forget the primary colored fish with teeth that make me believe they might be piranhas. My husband and I have lately been making two meals. The first usually composes of crackers, cheese, yogurt, and fruit. That is not our dinner, but more our general attempt to get decent protein and vitamins into the mini me(s). The second is our attempt at Cooking Like We Are Not Parents of Small Children.
First, let’s discuss the brilliant marinating method my spouse created. All our meat is frozen unless I bought it that day. I never plan our meal ahead so choosing what to freeze and what to put in the fridge is useless. That means we have to remember to defrost meat. The Hubby discovered adding marinade to defrosting meat actually seems to save us time and adds flavor! So, I added 3 parts olive oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar, plus kosher salt to defrosting boneless pork chops, grill on iron grates and “yea!”, slightly sweet, slightly salty perfectly grilled chops!
Next, the cornbread. Love sweet cornbread. Found super easy, <a href=”http://allrecipes.com/recipe/golden-sweet-cornbread/“>highly rated recipe. Add in Baby Girl Sara “helping me” and discovery that I had no all purpose flour on hand. I ended up using cake flour and misread Tsps of baking powder with 3 Tbsps of baking powder. Really? That cannot be right. Yes, I actually read it twice and came up with the same result. I heard the baking powder reacting as soon as it was added. Turns out, it was ok, but I would suggest following the actual recipe.
So, we ate with Hippos (the hungry ones), the dragon, and the toothy fish. Great company.