Friday, September 16, 2016

Quilt Top Center and Porkchops

Wow!  It took longer than anticipated to get all the blocks pressed and then pieced together.  Finally I can say the center portion is complete!

The Anniversay deadline is this weekend.  Obviously this quilt will not be completely finished in time to present to the've now decided to allow them some input concerning size.  Had I been able to piece, quilt and bind it in time, I would have made it a lap size.  Now I will simply ask them what they prefer. Lap size or bed size.  So now I will put this center section in a gift bag, let them open and see it, then tell them to hand it back over so I can finish it. :)

This about sums up how I've been feeling lately.

Now that Ray and I have an empty nest, I'm having to rethink the way I cook and plan our meals.

I bought two thick, bone in pork chops and couldn't figure out what to do with them. When all else fails, use Google!  I found this simple recipe for a rub to use.  They were delicious, tender and moist.  Truly yummy!


2 thick cut, bone in pork chops
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon brown sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Rinse porkchops, pat dry.

Line a baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with Pam.

Mix the salt, pepper and brown sugar together. Rub really good on both sides of each pork chop.

Bake 15 minutes, turn pork chops over and bake another 15 - 20 minutes until cooked through and juices run clear.

Let pork chops rest  5 minutes before serving.

As you can see from the picture, I served the pork chops with a Caesar Salad and loaded mashed potatoes.

Ray was extremely complimentary of the entire meal.  

Until next time!


  1. Great looking quilt and the pork chop dinner is making me hungry.

    1. You will have to try the pork chop rub. I don't usually gnaw on the bone...but this was so good I was really tempted!! :) :)