Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Before And After The Chops

Last night I went to my brother's house to cook dinner for him and his family. I made my friend Vicki's famous Rosemary Porkchops, Roasted Red Potatoes and Baby Carrots in a Honey Basil sauce. It was DELICIOUS!

My brother raved and had seconds, my sister-in-law ate every bite on her plate (HOW she stays a size 4, I will never know) and my nephews ate like they were teenagers. I was especially tickled, after hearing that they don't like potatoes (especially the ones with the skins on them) that one of them asked for MORE!! Woo Hoo! I think that's because I told them that the red potatoes were special...that's why they are red and so round. :)

My sister-in-law's house is always immaculate. You could mash food into her rug and eat it if you wanted. Her kitchen is like a four star hotel. She has an eight burner stove (which I would have loved to use all eight burners on!) and a double oven. I was in heaven.

This what the stove area usually looks like - even after she's done cooking!

This is what it looked like when I got done cooking:

I cleaned up the dishes, loaded the dishwasher and offered to help clean the stove top. I was told that she would take care of it. And good thing she did, because when she was done, it didn't even look like I had been there!

The only trace were leftovers in the fridge!


alwswrite said...

I've got such a bad case of stove envy right now...

Katie said...

Sounds very yummy! Whenever you are in OH, you can come and cook for me! :)