Last night’s dinner

This was just great. Easy and VERY tender. Make the pork marinade in the morning (or the night before) and let it thaw in the fridge (or just sit in it) for the day.

So I started this blog as a way to keep myself writing and anchored to the world while I’m learning to be a parent and trying not to obsess about what I might be missing at work while already feeling guilty about going back to work in September and leaving Madison with a babysitter.

What started this latest bit of angst? I just logged into my work e-mail for the first time in awhile and see that things are being re-orged for next year while I’m gone and I don’t have any input into it. I’ve always been super type A-especially when it comes to my career and this is killing me. This is also ridiculous as I SHOULD just be focussing on my total miracle who I adore more than anything which is the reason why I haven’t been checking my e-mail.

I work with terrific people and it isn’t as if there is some sort of plot or anything but just the act of not being involved drives me crazy and then it drives me crazy that I am thinking about this as when I do go back it will be like I never left within a few months. This is my one shot at being with my daughter for this period of time.

How do I balance being type A while being the best possible Mommy that I can?

Oh well, onto the food which is the focus of this blog.

Due to the foul mood I was in from all the above thinking I needed something fried to go with the chops. Hunter Chips fit the bill. These are slices (thin) of potatoes that are fried until crisp and salted while they are hot.

Yummmmm…and insta-mood improver.

Since I still have oil out and my mood hasn’t really improved quite enough-tonight we’re having donuts and I’ll take a bunch of them to bookclub tonight.

Here’s another recipe from Grandma Gibson.

Mix together; 3 cups of flour, 2/3 cups of milk, 3 T. of oil, 1 egg, 1/2 tsp. salt, 4 tsp. baking powder, pinch nutmeg, zest of half a lemon, dash of vanilla.

Mix as little as possible and rollout to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into donut shapes (you can find donut cutters lots of place but you could use to cups (one large and then one the size of the donut hole that you want) to cut them instead.

Fry in oil until golden and dip in sugar.