April 2005 Archives

One of My Favorite Meals

Tonight I made one of my favorite meals. It reminds me of home, and the leftovers are always great (even for breakfast... actually, it's best then!). If I'd remembered how good it was I would have made some Bisquick biscuits for a bread, probably didn't need them anyway. :)

The main dish (and really the only thing I cooked as opposed to heating up) is Pork Chops & Rice. I love it! Not sure where my mom got the recipe from, but I dutifully copied it down and took it with me when I moved away. I served it tonight with green beans and corn. It would have been better with green beans and fried okra, but I wasn't up for buying and frying okra today. Here is the recipe:

Pork Chops & Rice
Vegetable Oil
1/2 Medium Sized Onion (thinly sliced)
1 Medium Sized Bell Pepper (thinly sliced)
4 Pork Chops
Salt & Pepper
1 to 1 1/4 Cup of Rice
14.5oz Can of Diced Tomatoes
14.5oz of Hot Water

In electric fry pan cook onions and peppers in a small amount of oil. Brown pork chops adding salt & pepper to pork chops and onions & peppers. After browning pork chops, add rice, tomatoes, and water. Bring to boil. Cook over low heat for 30-45 minutes.

Just found Frederick County Virginia's online GIS system. Many counties now have thier GIS systems Internet accessible, but I wasn't expecting it from Winchester, VA. :) I did a screen shot of my parcel which you can find in my gallery. Very cool stuff, evidently there was an old farmhouse across the street from me, at one point and their driveway went through the center of our property. You can see the creek/small woods to the right hand side.

I think it is so cool that we've already met (via email) our new next door neighbor, 6 weeks before we move in, 2 weeks before they move in and while neither of us are currently living anywhere near there. The future is a really cool place to live.