Recipe- Pork Chops

Crusty Oven-Baked PORK CHOPS


1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard

3 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan Cheese

1 Tablespoon mince fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon crumbled dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs

Four 8 -ounce center-cut loin pork chops, each 1 inch thick, well trimmed of fat

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 sprigs fresh thyme, for garnish


1.  In a shallow bowl, whisk together mustard and water.  On a piece of wax paper, combine Parmesan cheese, thyme, salt ,pepper, and bread crumbs.  Hold one end of each pork chop with your fingertips and lightly brush both surfaces with mustard mixture.  Firmly dredge each chop in bread crumb mixture to coat both sides.  Refrigerate chops in a single layer on platter lined with wax paper for at least 1 hour. (chilling prevents coating coming off during cooking)

2.  Adjust oven rack to upper portion of oven and preheat to 375 degrees F.  Line a shallow baking pan with parchment paper, and lightly brush 1 tablespoon oil over surface of  paper.

3.  Place chops in prepared pan 2 inches apart.  Lightly drizzle remaining 1 tablespoon oil over chops and bake in preheated oven until underside is lightly golden and slightly crispy, about 10 minutes (check by lifting with a broad metal spatula).  Remove from oven and carefully turn chops with metal spatula.  Return to oven and continue cooking until second side is slightly crispy, about 15 minutes.  Transfer to platter, garnish with thyme, and serve.

Per serving:

Cal. 397      Chol. 99 mg      Fat 20 gm    Sodium 554mg.



Lean Italian Cooking by Anne Casale  1994

Ruby Tuesday



Preparing Lasagna on Christmas Eve.

rows of red pointsetta flowers

Once again on Tuesday, it’s time to post  your photos with some red color, may it be a little or alot.


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red Christmas gift bag for my sister

Scenic Sunday – Go Tell It On The Mountain

Mt Equinox, Vermont

Go, tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere.
Go, tell it on the mountain
that Jesus Christ is born.

While shepards kept their watching
o’er silent flocks by night,
behond, throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light.

The shepards feared and trembled
when lo, above the earth
rang out the angel chorus
that hailed our Saviour’s birth!

Down in a lonely manger
the humble Christ was born,
and God sent our salvation
that blessed Christmas morn.

For more scenes for Sunday, please visit this website.

Joy to the World-Skywatch Friday

Joy to the World, birds in flight.

Joy to the World Lyrics

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Joy to the World Lyrics
Christmas Carol Lyrics

♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We Wish You a Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♥ ♥ ♥We Wish You A Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪…And A Happy New Year!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪… “”Copy and paste .

Ruby Tuesday, three more shopping days


Polar bear in red

So many x-mas theme plates to choose!


Red feather Christmas tree

Red feather Christmas tree


There’s three more shopping days until Christmas, now 2 countdown……

Simply love, love this red feather Christmas tree.  Ohh, why didn’t I buy it?  Brings back memories of my grandmother’s white x-mas tree.  My husband would have said , “where will you put it? or “we have a tree”.

Please join Mary the Teach for more Ruby Tuesday photos.  These are photos of your own.

Dominick The Donkey

In the spirit of my Italian-themed title blog, I bring to you an “Italian” Christmas song. Light-hearted and fun with a happy sounding music.I wish everyone a Blessed Christmas.

Scenic Sunday


Scenic Sunday

Winter in Colonial Park-ducks


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