After work today, I was feeling particularly snacky.
I was really excited to try my hand at a recipe for roasted pork chops and peaches from Real Simple, but found myself searching for something to eat to power me through the food preparation.
I actually have a bad habit of snacking my way through the entire process of making dinner, so that by the time dinner is actually ready, I’m not really hungry. I’m trying to be more conscious of this little habit because I want to thoroughly enjoy my meals and digging into a delicious dinner when I’m already feeling full isn’t half as fun.
I limited myself to half of the bag of popcorn and my stomach was ready for more food by the time dinner was ready. Success!
While snacking on the popcorn, I sliced up a red onion and two nectarines and got to work creating a yummy dinner thanks to Real Simple’s recipe gurus.
I followed the recipe almost exactly, only I used dried basil in place of fresh.
Ryan had to work late tonight and he walked in the door just as I was placing dinner on the table. We both dug in, anxious to see how all of the different flavors meshed together.
This recipe was great! We both agreed that it’s one we hope to make again soon.
Off to grab a piece or two of dark chocolate before hopping into bed. I’m hoping to start The Art of Racing in the Rain tonight!