One night I decided I wanted to cook something with the okra that we picked up from the farmer's market. After looking through our collection of cookbooks, I came up with my own idea on how to cook okra and tomatoes. Then I had to decide what I could cook to go with the okra and tomatoes...I settled on baked chicken. It turned out pretty darn good!
|The start of the okra and tomatoes...bacon always makes everything taste better!|
|The yummy okra from the local farmer's market|
|add in the tomatoes and few other key ingredients|
|then add the okra and voila...okra and tomatoes!|
|Dinner is served- baked chicken with okra and tomatoes served over rice! Delish!|
The next "bloggable" meal started when I decided to cook some pork chops. I usually smother pork chops in some sort of gravy, but this time I didn't want to. So I turned to one of my favorite food blogs, Annie's Eats, and found a recipe for parmesan crusted pork chops. The recipe was very simple and the chops turned out great! My next decision was choosing sides...so I went with what we had...sweet corn and asparagus. I remembered another recipe that I had flagged on Annie's Eats, where you topped asparagus with tomatoes and feta, so I tried it out. I love tomatoes and feta cheese so I knew I couldn't go wrong!
|seasoned pork chops (I took it upon myself to add the seasoning I prefer)|
|dip chops in parmesan cheese, then egg, then bread crumbs|
|then drop them in the skillet (P.S. I LOVE cooking in a cast iron skillet!)|
|asparagus with tomatoes and feta|
|Another yummy dinner!|
(Please excuse the poor picture quality...1 I am not a photographer and 2 they were taken with my iphone.)
Since the lifestyle change that I previously mentioned, the hubby and I have completed week 1 of Couch to 5K! Woohoo! We were supposed to start week 2 yesterday, but my crazy sleeping habits/schedule didn't allow me to get out of the bed until after lunch. We don't like going to the gym after lunch because it's a mad house. So week 2 of Couch to 5K will start on Wednesday.
Hope you have a great first week of AUGUST!