I'm in a cooking/baking mood today, perhaps because of the recent run of cool, rainy weather. Fall-like temps make me want to cook like mad, warming up the house with rich, fragrant smells from bubbling pots and steaming pans of goodies.
Today I'm making a lovely Saturday-night special dinner for two of my favorite guys: Pete, and my dad. My dad is all by his lonesome tonight, due to my mom working and my little brother camping up north with my older brother. So I invited him over for dinner, and when I read the menu to him, he was more than happy to oblige.
Here's tonight's menu:
Smothered Pork Chops
Oven Roasted New Potatoes
Tangy Buttermilk Cheese Bread
Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownies (yes, it's a mix, but who cares)
I'm hauling the bread machine we got for our bridal shower out of its box for the occasion (better late than never), and I figured I'd give it a whirl. (Note: all pix are from OTHER peoples' attempts to make this stuff.)
I'm off to buy some darn bread flour for the bread recipe...have a happy (and delicious) Saturday!