Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gardening - Finally Putting In the Vegetables + Teriyaki Marinaded Pork Chops

While Ethan is happy at his job, he was disappointed to have spent so much time thinking about and gearing up for the gardening season, only to miss it. He was able to come home this weekend, so we worked on the garden together.

Here's the plan he made. I love the fact that he drew it by hand instead of making it on the computer.

The raised beds had a lot of weeds.

The tilling went pretty fast. Ethan is like a machine and can till about 5 times faster than I can. Larr was clever and put up the awning so that we could have some shade.

Larr helped, too. He cleared stuff out and transplanted some mint that had volunteered itself in a place that is intended for something else.

Ethan was able to get some seeds in the ground before we ran out of time. I will do the rest later this week.


We had a nice dinner with all of us plus Grandpa Don and Grandma Gay this weekend. We had teriyaki marinated pork chops, grilled corn and roasted green beans.

Teriyaki Pork Chops

Pork Chops (thick tender cut, if possible)
Teriyaki sauce

Coniments (optional)
* Pineapple chunks
* Mango Chutney
* Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Place the pork chops in a large plastic bag or a container with a flat bottom. Pour in enough teriyaki sauce so that the steaks are mostly covered. Let this sit in the fridge for over night - 1 hour. Remove the pork chops and place them on a hot grill. Brush with the marinade and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Flip and repeat. Cook pork chops until the internal temperature is about 138 or 140. Remove from heat and serve. I offered the condiments above just for a bit of fun and variety.

On Sunday night we went to see the newest Star Trek movie. It was great! The references to the original Star Trek were numerous.

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