Saturday, March 7, 2009
How Dumb Am I??
Well, I'm going to tell you. Yesterday after my trip around the perimeter of the grocery store, (you remember me bragging about this, I'm sure) I came home to get dinner ready. I marinated some wonderful looking (very lean) pork loin chops. Therein lies my BIG mistake. We are Catholic, so since yesterday was a Friday in Lent, we were not to be eating meat. This was pointed out to me several hours later when Hubby Dearest came home from work and asked "What's for dinner?". After answering "Pork Chops", he pointed out the error of my decision. He claims the look on my face said it all....I really goofed. So off to the freezer I went, grabbed some salmon, ran some warm water and thawed it out. I realize this method is most likely frowned upon by both the FDA and the CDC, but it worked!! We ate only 15 min. later than usual, and neither of us ended up having our stomachs pumped after eating improperly thawed salmon. Whew!! Dodged one there. The bright side to this little "problem" is that tonight we have some wonderfully marinated pork chops ready to go at a moment's notice. Sometimes you really CAN make lemonade out of lemons.