Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Cookin' Pork Chops!

I am slow cooking some chops in the oven for dinner. First I put some seasonings on them and browned each side in a cast iron skillet, then I cut up some onion and put it in the bottom of a glass pan, added some more seasonings and a little water because I don't want my little piggies to dry out. Then I placed the browned chops on the onions and covered the pan with foil. Into the oven they went at 250. I'm just gonna let them cook in there for like an hour and see what happens. I will probably take the foil off and crank it up to like 350 when they are about done for a few mins.

Hello Cheyenne, Wyoming
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Budapest, Hungary
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
Deer Park, Texas
and Palo Alto, California


No news yet, but I bet I will hear something tomorrow. Yep.

In other news:

I just read that my hometown, Allen Texas, is ranked the 9th safest city in the entire country!!! There are like thousands of cities in this country... awesome. Probably because our cops pull everyone over even if they aren't doing anything wrong.

See This? Where does your city rank?

A project.

I have decided to do something "productive" today. I have been up since 5am because I took a 4 hour nap yesterday afternoon then went to sleep at 11pm. Hopefully I will get to bed at a decent hour tonight and get on a "normal" sleep schedule. Though it has been nice to wake up to a fresh stack of emails to respond to when I sleep till noon!

Sticking with my musical theme I have decided to get to work on some dinner playlists. I am looking for "background music" to play while having dinner. I want themes people! I have started a Vegas Playlist for Casino Night or a Vegas themed dinner party. Here is what I have so far, your suggestions would be appreciated! This is only one hour of music, I want to have at least 2 hours...

How High The Moon- Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington
Dream a Little Dream of Me- The Rat Pack
The Way You Look Tonight- Tony Bennett
Heaven (Dancing Cheek to Cheek)- Louie Armstrong
Love Me Tender- Elvis Presley
What a Difference a Day Makes- Dinah Washington
My Way- Frank Sinatra
Mack the Knife- The Rat Pack
L-O-V-E- Wayne Newton
Come Fly With Me- Frank Sinatra
The Good Life- Bobby Darin
Luck Be a Lady Tonight- Frank Sinatra
Papa Loves Mambo- Dean Martin
You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You- Frank Sinatra
Anything Goes- Frank Sinatra
Viva Las Vegas- Elvis Presley
Danke Shoen- Wayne Newton (never knew that's how you spelled that!)
Fly Me to the Moon- Frank Sinatra
Ain't That a Kick in the Head- Dean Martin

I know there is a lot of Sinatra but hey, it's a VEGAS playlist. I know there are some more great tunes that I can't think of so you guys throw some out there for me cuz it's fun!

The Tunes are in order, the first songs are slower and mellow because nobody really pays attention to the music when they are getting seated and situated. The rest are just great, I know if I was listening to this playlist I would be singing along or at the very least moving my shoulders to the beat!

This is one of my favorite movie songs of all time...

p.s. Hello Sydney, Australia, and Arlington, Massachusetts.
Also Hi to the Upper West Side and the East Village, NYC! Too cool. Can I come visit?