Saturday, November 10, 2007
Another busy one for us here! We took the girls to ice skating this morning...for the first time since we started taking them there I was warm!!! You may need to be reminded that we live in SW Florida and it is usually hot here. When we go to the ice rink in the morning we dress warm but we know that we always have a ton of errands to do after so I usually just wear a long sleeve top, jeans, a down vest and...Flip Flops! No wonder I have been cold. The ice rink is made of frozen water and they need to keep it like that so the air is real cold!!! Yesterday I went and bought myself a pair of wool lined slipper type things. But I was warm for the first time there ever!!!
Anyway this afternoon we are going to a party that we have been looking forward to for a long time. We are going to a 90th Birthday Party for 2 of our friends. She turned 50 and he turned 40 so they decided to combine it into one huge bash! Cool idea huh? They are having it in their beautiful home and it will be catered and I believe there is a band and everything! So exciting.
Now for the food related stuff. For dinner last night we made our quick marinated pork chops. We marinate them in Soy Sauce, garlic, salt, pepper and fresh ginger (but only because we had it on hand). We usually allow the meat to sit in the marinade for about 15 minutes. It doesn't really need much more time than that. But we also made one of my favorite side dishes. One that we don't make often enough but only because we never really think about it! We made Zucchini Fritters...Yummm!
4 Zucchini grated
3-4 Tbsp of all purpose flour (this depends on how wet the zucchini is)
1 Tbs granulated garlic or garlic powder
1 1/2 Tbsp of Kosher salt
2 tsp black pepper
Mix all ingredients together. Heat about 1/2 inch of canola oil in a skillet. We use a cast iron skillet but you can also use a non stick one. When oil is heated add the zucchini mixture by using a 1/4 cup measure scoop. Flatten the tops down a bit. Cook until golden on one side then flip and cook through on the other side.
I like mine plain but the girls like plain yogurt and sometimes ranch dressing.
Off to the party...I hope I can get some nice candid shots of the party tonight.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend as well!!!