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Well, I am 1000 times happier than I was the other day. Probably because I didn’t have to work today and I had 14 hours of sleep last night. I was actually going to blog last night but at 7 I got so insanely tired I couldn’t fathom doing anything.

I was really proud of myself because I actually cooked a complete meal for the first time in, oh, 5 weeks? Mr. V loves Thai sweet chili sauce, and so when I asked him what to do with pork chops, that was his suggestion. So I brushed them with the chili sauce, coated them with bread crumbs and garlic powder, and baked them. I also made Mustardy Mustard Greens and whole-wheat couscous. I’d forgotten how much I love couscous. It is so so easy to make and tastes good with everything!

Mustardy Mustard Greens

From Rachael Ray's Get Real Meals

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 T oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 c. chopped mustard greens (2 bunches—make sure to soak well and get all the grit out)
  • 1/4 c. yellow mustard
  • 1/4 c. cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c. chicken broth

Instructions

Fry the bacon in oil until done; remove pieces with a slotted spoon to a separate plate. In the oil, saute onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add mustard greens, mustard, and vinegar. Toss well. When it’s wilted some, salt and pepper it lightly. Add the chicken stock; bring to a boil, then lower heat to medium and cook 10-12 minutes or until the greens have lost their bitterness (TEST!). If the stock all boils off, you can add more. Sprinkle with the bacon and serve.

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Today has been wonderful. The weather outside is lovely. Chester and I went to Kroger to get my prescription filled and to pick up salad fixings for Sunday, then to the dog park. He had a big old time. I gave him a bath once we got home and worked a little on a freelance project.

If you are a dog person, please go over to The Pioneer Woman and check out the dog posts. They made me laugh a lot today. Dogs are so goofy. Also, I’m dying to make the carrot cake she posted at The Pioneer Woman Cooks. But Mr. V doesn’t eat carrot cake. Anyone want to come share it with me? I think I’m reaching the starving part of pregnancy!!

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