I am married to a visionary. He can see things and implement them, and I stand amazed at what he can do. When we moved three years ago he mentioned that he wanted to start a community garden. I dismissed that. He mentioned it several more times, each time I would think, “he can’t actually be serious”. He was.
The garden was started in March, and he is doing the garden in a unique way, but that is another story for another time. We had a month of rain and through a series of uncontrollable things, our garden got overtaken by weeds, lots and lots of weeds. But, we were not discouraged, hubby and I along with another dear couple have worked hard at combating these prolific green monsters. We have spent evenings swatting mosquitoes, no see-ums, and black flies while sweating in the humidity. It has not been pretty, and I confess neither has my attitude.
Last Thursday I felt bad for my attitude and for my hubby. I decided to fix a nice meal for him to treat him. I made a cake for dessert, made a couple of salads and then, following the idea of a cooking show, I made pork chops. We love those cooking shows, they have such wonderful ideas and make you hungry while sitting watching them and munching on anything edible while doing so.
I coated the pork chops with seasonings and then I browned them in my fancy Emeril cookware. I carefully covered the pan with foil and put the pan in the oven so they would continue to cook. When they were done, I carefully pulled out the pan and plated my hubby’s plate. I was so excited for this meal! Next, without giving it a second thought, I grabbed hold of the handle of the pan, without a pot-holder and quickly seared my hand. It only took a few seconds to realize something was amiss!
My hand was a mess, to say the least. Several blisters and yes, I do blame the Food Network, if I wasn’t inspired by them, we would have had plain old tough pork chops and my hand would still have all its calloused skin on it!
Actually, I should thank them also, for I got out of weed patrol for the next few days! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate you. Cathi (DAF)