Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Parmesan Sage Pork Chops

Too hot for the grill so I came up with this recipe.  It was a hit!

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2-1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
1-1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
3 egg, lightly beaten
6 bone-in pork loin chops
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350
In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt and pepper
the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, sage and lemon peel.
Place egg in shallow bowl. dip pork chops in egg,
then coat with bread crumb mixture. Let stand for about 5 minutes or so
In a skillet, place oil and let it heat up, then brown chops in oil until browned on both sides. Place a rack on top of a baking sheet, transfer pork chops onto the rack after frying.
Bake on rack for 30 minutes or until juices run clear. This keeps crust crunchier than it would if you laid them in oil in baking pan.

Recipe can be cut down or increased as needed per portion sizes.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Vietnam claimed another victim on 3/26/09

Just recently learned that although my hubby made it home from Vietnam alive, it turns out that he ended up be a casualty of that awful war after all.

It seems that the government is just now recognizing that the heart disease that took his life, was indeed caused by that nasty agent orange.

He had a purple heart from being shot and paralyzed for almost a year. He was told that he would never walk again. But his stubborn marine corpe pride did not allow them to be right. He did walk again and even did another tour in Vietnam after that for a total of 4 tours in that dreadful place. He spent a total of 27 1/2 yrs in the Marines. Silver Star, Bronze Star etc.

He also suffered from PTSD from all the horrible things that he went thru in Vietnam.

He certainly was a stubborn ol' goat and had his faults, but he was a marine at heart until the day agent orange took his life. He actually retired from the Army National Guard, for which he spent 10 1/2 yrs just to get his retirement time in.

I believe he should be eligible for the medal of honor for all that he went thru and the fact that he thought that he was home safe when in reality he was not.

RIP my love SSGT E6 Wayne Lawrence Smith.