Today was a super busy day at work including a last-minute voluntold luncheon attendance. Luncheons are awesome, but when you’re trying to be compliant to a pretty healthy eating path, they can be torture. I successfully managed to avoid shoving a slice of pecan pie into my face…pretty much only because there was a steady stream of speakers and to eat the pie, I would have had to turn my back to the podium. Before I knew it, the luncheon was over and my pitifully never-filled coffee cup and lonely piece of pie just sat there staring at me mournfully. Oh, well. Bonus for me.
Because of the luncheon [which was lovely, by the way], another ceremony in the afternoon AND my absent planner [which I left at HOME], I was discombobulated schedule-wise all day. I even managed to leave work too late to make it to my regularly scheduled gym workout. Luckily, I managed to slide into the last Pure Barre class of the day, so all was not lost.
When I came home, my husband was in the middle of using the recipe I’d sent him earlier in the day. Remember when I said I sent a hungry man to the grocery the other day? Yep. In addition to the turkey legs, he came home with gigantic pork chops.
The winning recipe was Nom Nom Paleo’s Bacon Apple Smothered Pork Chops. Let the record show that I had ALL the ingredients necessary to make this meal on hand without specifically shopping for it. My husband was all, “I think we have all of this but the fish sauce”, and I was all, “No, my friend. I do believe there is fish sauce in this house.” BAM. I was RIGHT.
I helped by sautéing the apples and onions and then went upstairs to shower. When I came down, I was minutes from the breathtakingly gorgeous plate he put before me.
There is nothing but RIGHT with this dish. Tasty and not the dried out pork chops you may dread each time you pray you don’t overcook the meat.
Totally compliant. Totally good. Totally enough for dinner.
I really wanted to make it to bed in time tonight to hit the barre tomorrow at 5:50 a.m. I’m just not sure it’s in the cards, though. If I can fall asleep fast…we’ll see.