Friday, December 28, 2012

Five for Friday, vol 81

1. You already shave your head, but you decided to grow it out just so you can shave it again in solidarity for your friend starting chemo next week.

2. I can't decide if I think The League is hilarious or if watching you think The League is hilarious is actually what I think is hilarious.

3. You have such genuine reactions to Christmas gifts, large or small.

4.  Thank you for finding such fun things to get me for Christmas.  I never know what to expect, but it's always perfect.

5.  It's funny to me how often we find ourselves on the exact same page when it comes to big decisions.  You're my favorite mind-reader.

I love you.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Cornbread-and-bacon-stuffed Pork Chop

St Louis just barely missed getting a whole lot of snow this week, but it sounds like just about everything south of us has not been so lucky.  I wouldn't have minded being able to work from home today, but I also love the easy drive and excellent parking that this week brings.  Silver linings.  Hopefully you are comfy, cozy, and not too badly snowed in wherever you are.  And if you're hungry for something warm and hearty, try this easy pork chop for dinner. 

Cornbread and Bacon-Stuffed Pork Chops
6 boneless pork rib or loin chops, 1 to 1 1/4 inches thick (about 4 lb)
6 slices center-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup corn bread stuffing crumbs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Heat oven to 350°F. Make a pocket in each pork chop by cutting into side of chop toward the bone. In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Stir in onion and bell pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender; remove from heat. Drain. Stir in stuffing crumbs and water until well mixed. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with seasoned salt, marjoram and pepper. Fill pockets with about 1/3 cup stuffing. In same skillet, cook pork over medium heat, turning once, until brown. Place pork chops in 13x9-inch pan. Cover tightly; bake 45 minutes. Uncover; bake about 15 minutes longer or until pork is slightly pink when cut near bone. Adapted from Betty Crocker.

Stay warm out there!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

We hope the holiday brings you tidings of joy! Here's to another happy New Year!

Kenny, Meagan, Tucker, & Penelope

Friday, December 21, 2012


6. My family has a tradition of putting silly things on our Christmas gift tags. You are very into it this year. There is some very intense Googling and chuckling to yourself going on right now.

I love you.

Five for Friday, vol 80

1. You sat through Les Mis with me, bless your heart. And with minimal jokes (at least during the show). You then proceeded to sing basic requests for me for three days, just because.

2. You felt just as lucky, relieved, and protective of the dogs after the door/police incident as I did.

3. I'm very happy that I won at your work potluck. Cookie plate came home empty!

4. You understand that life is short, and you take the time to appreciate the people you care about. But damn, it hurts my heart to see you upset and there be not a thing I can do about it.

5. I can't imagine anyone else I'd rather spend the end of the world with.

I love you.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Five for Friday, vol 79

1.  Slow dances beside the Christmas tree while Frank croons in the background.

2. You make bitchin banana bread.

3. You have a board on Pinterest called "Meagan should make this for me."

4. "Getting an iPad totally makes up for never getting the Lego monorail." ... I win at gifting.

5.  You're old now, too.

I love you!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy Birthday, Kenny!

My wonderful, loving, smart, romantic, passionate, handsome hubby turns 30 today. We're over the hill together!

Happy birthday, my love! I can't think of anyone I would rather grow old with.

Enjoy your presents! I love you!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Five for Friday, vol 78

1. "We can cancel cable, I just found a live webcam of penguins."

2.  You dream big.  I appreciate that.

3. I really want you to like Game of Thrones, but I also want you to stop talking in that terrible English accent you use to mock it. Yes, yes, Winter is "combing," I know.

4.  You do a really hilarious impression of me.  I particularly like the dance moves.

5. "Threat level: Big toe!"