Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hot then Not

That's what I'm gonna tell my doctor this afternoon. But unfortunately, they are NOT power surges at all.

Since my hysterectomy last October, it's been a little bit of a roller coaster ride. I knew it would be. I mean, he removed all my female parts and I'm trying to replace all the things they did with a patch. Getting it finely tuned is the problem.

So I'm going to the doctor this afternoon to get a tuneup. When I called yesterday to get the appointment, the nurse told me that I was past due for my tuneup. I should've come in sometime in June. That's nice. No one told ME that.

Hopefully, my visits to the tropics will be less frequent after today. It's all the sweat and none of the fun.

BTW, I made a pork chop dish last night that my men L-O-V-E-D. Yeah, that's right. I followed a recipe -- actually tweaked it up a notch -- and got compliments galore. I don't eat pork chops very often and I didn't eat them last night either. It's that whole raw meat thing for me. But anyway, if any of you out there are looking for a way to your man's heart, try this recipe.

This is my tweaked version.


6 pork chops (I used boneless, thick ones)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup ALL-PURPOSE flour
2 cups Italian-style seasoned bread crumbs
4 tablespoons olive oil (I used a little more because I actually had 8 chops and cooked them in two batches)
1 jar mushrooms, drained (could use fresh ones sauteed, but I didn't.)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can golden cream of mushroom soup
1 cup of milk (actually, I used a tad less)
2/3 cup white wine

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season your chops with garlic powder and seasoning salt as your taste desires. Beat the eggs in a small bowl. Dredge the chops lightly in flour, dip in the egg and coat liberally with bread crumbs.

Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the chops 5 minutes per side or until the breading is nice and brown. Then put your chops in a lightly-sprayed-with-Pam 9x13 baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for one hour.

While the chops are baking, combine the mushrooms, soups, milk and wine in a bowl. After the chops have baked an hour, cover them with the soup mixture. Replace foil and bake another 30 minutes.

Sit back and enjoy the compliments!

Till tomorrow~ or the next day. . .


suzanne said...

I don't really DO pork chops either, but these sound good. How about the way to my kids' hearts? They are so darn picky, and I can work my tail off for them to barely eat a bite.
I really hope your appt. goes well today. Your hot flashes don't seem that bad. You aren't one of those women that just stays sweaty and hot all the time (thank goodness, right?) Anyhow, lylas and enjoy the beautiful day!

Theresa said...

Sounds delicious, I'll try it and my Man loves pork chops:) Hope you get your hot flashes fixed! It is a beautiful day out there, Just Right! Love you!

billypsmom said...

those chops sound delicious! I hope your "tune-up" goes well!!! It's time for mine too & the flashes/flushes are starting up, YIKES!!! So are the MOOD SWINGS :) Good Luck to you!

Cindy Lou said...

I can't wait to try those pork chops!! I am glad you are keeping your tune up and hopefully getting everything fixed!! Have a great day! Love you!!

Karen said...

Well Girl, good luck with the hot flash thing. And I TOTALLY agree - sometimes they are power surges! I had two last weekend that were so bad - I wanted to stop and cry! I too had a full hysterectomy, but I was so young they put me on estrogen for a few years and then I weaned myself off. Moods swings are over (Thank you Lord!) but these hotflashes are KILLIN' me!!!
At least I'm in good company! :)

Tracychele said...

Pork chops sound great! You know I am all about a new recipe! Thanks for sharing! Hope you get things back on track! Love you!

Joyce said...

We love pork chops too... the other white meat! Will have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

Kelly ~ I like your little cartoon pictures. ; )

Hope your appointment went well!


I am not crazy about pork chops either....Hope your doctor's appointment went well. I feel your pain on the hot flash roller coaster. I also copied down the pork chop recipe...Frank will love it. Can't wait to try it out on him. He has loved me blogging...because of all the great recipes I have been picking up.

Nana said...

Pork chops sound great. I know what you mean with the hormones. I have been on bio-identical hormones for 2 months now and love them, so far, so good.