Friday, October 13, 2006

Soup's On #1

Okay, Norm has a quick, simple recipe. He has already done this a couple of times and it has been quite tasty. If you need something easy, this one can be ready in about an hour. And you can do variations, as far as the meat or veggies go, but Norm suggests you consider how hot your oven cooks and what meat you add to the mix. In this case, it was center-cut pork chops.

First, Norm adds about a cup of Italian salad dressing into his glass cooking pan. Norm usually adds a little olive oil, because he adds olive oil to everything. Lay the chops into the pan, but swish them, and flip them, so they get completely coated. Norm's big glass pan holds about four fat chops. (Note: The dressing should reach about halfway-up the side of the chops.)

Next, slice 2-3 baking potatoes. Cut them into ovals less than half an inch thick. This is the most difficult part of this recipe, so take your time. Lay them across the top of the chops like a blanket. Then sprinkle a cup of grated Parmesan over the entire thing and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. (Norm suggests you keep close watch and don't let it burn.)

Norm says you can also dice a squash or tomato and add that on top, too!!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Autumn 2006 #2

This shot was taken closer to Norm's house. Yesterday's shot was in town, but several miles away.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Autumn 2006 #1

Norm has been enjoying many colors this fall season.