|Bistro Grillware from Williams Sonoma|
|Sweet Butter sweets|
Now, my Valentine happens to be out of town so I'm planning a great "reunion" dinner for Thursday with Krista's Trifle (oh, yum) for dessert. Okay, yes, there will be sweets! Sue me. LOL
Here's a little "cuppa" I am giving him for Valentine's to help him keep on his diet after our Valentine's dinner. He loves his coffee, so I stuffed a mug with those sugar-free Werther's Candies.
Back to the main course.
I had to do a trial run of the entree to make sure that this meal was going to be good. I just wasn't sure. I had seen a recipe in the William Sonoma catalogue. Do you know about those? They have recipes in every catalogue. Of course, many require fancy-schmancy cookware. I went for the simple grilled meal. I did get this grillware at WS and I love it.
Now, most of the recipes have gluten (rats), so I have to tweak, but this one caught my eye. Pork stuffed with squash and apples. Well, I tweaked a ton, and what I came up with was something that tasted like Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled into one. I'm so pleased with it that I can't wait to share it with my sweetheart.
The recipe in WS called for summer squash and onions and apples and bread crumbs. I took out the squash, added more apples, added syrup because, well, it sounded like a good fit! And I replaced the bread crumbs with crushed rice cereal that was gluten-free. Voila. Stuffing! A stuffing that I will create again and again on Thanksgiving from this day forward. And I added cheese, of course. Havarti melted like a dream. Whee.
Can you tell I'm a little "high" from all the excitement this last week since my latest book, CLOBBERED BY CAMEMBERT, came out? I've been busy...busy with promotion and writing a new outline for a new book and finishing up the edits on the latest book (#5 in the series). My head is awhirl. But I'm having fun.
Oh, by the way...while I'm in the whee-stage. I'm having a contest on my website. If you join my mailing list (so you can get up-to-date info on releases and other contests and such), you will be entered. All who are on the mailing list are contestants!!
In addition, I'm having a giveaway today.
Leave a comment. Two of you will win your choice of one of my three books: THE LONG QUICHE GOODBYE, LOST AND FONDUE, or CLOBBERED BY CAMEMBERT.
So lots to do today, in addition to salivating over a delicious new recipe. Enjoy.
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APPLE AND HAVARTI STUFFED PORK CHOP
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