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Raising a healthy family (most of the time)

Dinner tonight - 12/8/10 - Super fast 
Dec. 8, 2010 5:57 pm 
First off, we've been a little absent lately ... mainly this is because it's Christmas Party season.  Friday night we hosted one party & Saturday we were off to another.  Friday, we did a pot luck & only provided the meat - my husband's "famous" smoked pulled pork.  I can't help you with that recipe.  Saturday was another pot luck & we again provided the meat - a NY Strip roast.  Again, husband smoked this & I have no clue what he did as I was taking a much needed nap. Sunday & Monday were leftovers.

Well, I'm a single mom this week.  Not complaining, just stating.  I abandon my husband all the time, so this is only fair play.  This does, of course, mean that dinner is as quick as possible.  Last night was Panera & tomorrow will be leftovers.  Tonight was super fast pork chops - I lightly season with salt, pepper & Mural of Flavor from Penzey's spice company.  I cook each side about 3 minutes on the stove top in the cast iron skillet.  Then, throw the whole pan into a 375 degree oven to finish them off (target 140 degrees, tonights was a little higher, but still good).  With that I had Trader Joe's polenta from a tube (heated on the stove for a few minutes on each side) & Steamfresh veggies from the freezer.  Seriously, these are my favorite timesaver ever!  
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