I was too late to post for Menu Plan Monday. I think the big U/S threw me off. I do have a menu to share. I’ve got a new recipe for a pork chop marinade that was really good. I’ll post it at the bottom.

Monday– R and I ate a late lunch after the sonogram and then just had a light supper, sort of. I say ‘sort of’ because we both ate kind of odd things! R had a salad (which he asked me to make.. Him– “Hey, why don’t you make one of those really good salads.” Me– “You mean the one with cheese, bacon bits, croutons and ranch dressing.” Him– “Yep that’s it.” I just thought that was funny.. it’s a salad!) and popcorn. I had a bowl of frosted flakes, a blueberry waffle and a fried egg. At least it was all breakfast food….

Tuesday– Marinated Baked Pork Chops, Roasted Asparagus, and Rice (the wild and long grain kind) Note- the link is to a video of how I make my asparagus! Easy and YUM!

Wednesday– Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup… I’ll probably have a salad instead of soup.

Thursday– Chicken Quesadillas, Corn

Friday– Eggplant Parmesan, salad

Sat and Sunday– Who knows, I didn’t plan that far!! 🙂

Breakfasts– I got a great deal on Cheerios. They had them BuyOneGetOneFree at Publix and then had a coupon for .75 cents off! So, I got 2 boxes of Cheerios for $2.74! I was proud, cereal prices are CRAZY! I got a box of regular and a box of the new fruity kind, which Luke LOVES! So: cereal, egg and cheese sandwiches (for R), oatmeal and fruit ~ bananas, apples, oranges and cantaloupe this week.

Lunch– Leftovers and sandwiches. I had a tomato and cheese sandwich today and it was SO good!

Snacks– Fruit, granola bars, Goldfish/Teddy Grahams/Raisins for Luke

Marinade for Pork Chops

1 T soy sauce
1 T Vegetable oil
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
2 T brown sugar
2 T ketchup

I got this recipe from Allrecipes. The only thing I changed was that I didn’t use as much oil. This marinade is really more like a BBQ sauce. I let the pork chops marinate for about 30 minutes in the sauce. I reserved half of the sauce and then baked them for 20 minutes, covered at 350. I turned them over after the 20 minutes and spooned the other half of the sauce on top. I then baked them, uncovered for another 15 minutes. The recipe on the website says it’s enough sauce for 6 chops but I only cooked enough for us 3 and the amt of sauce was perfect. So, I think that it would need to be doubled for 6. It would be yummy on the grill!

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