Thursday, July 22, 2010

Grilled Pork Chops with Two Melon Salsa...and more!

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So, again, I like to buy those really big seeded watermelon in the summer because they are really delicious. Unfortuately, there is no way that James and I (really, mainly James) can eat a whole one. I usually try to give half away, but you are still left with lots of watermelon. I saw this recipe in a recent Cooking Light and it really seemed like a good thing to try. For my other melon, I used a cantalope we got with our CSA. This was ok, I think I would have liked it better with out the cantalope (not really a fan), but really the pork chop itself was just a little bland. The salsa was not really enough to make it work it. Anyways, I may make it again but maybe with chicken...not really sure.

Moving on, again, really big watermelon and thanks to the 2 salsa recipe, I have 1 cup less than I did. I tried this watermelon margarita recipe earlier this year and thought it was ok. This weekend, I had 3 different bags of watermelon, it was starting to get a little funky, I decided to make it again. Glad I did! First of all, I am not giving this its own post because I have already posted a watermelon margarita recipe. This recipe was a lot easier to make which helps to give it a better review. I think the first time I made it, I was expecting more of a frozen result, but really it is just over the rocks. Also, this past watermelon was a little sweeter than my first one, and I think that is what made it better. This picture isn't that great, but I was heading out to the pool.

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Lindsey actually posted my last recipe and I have made it before...Fresh Tomato Sauce. This one was good because it used up a lot of tomatoes and made enough to freeze. So simple and easy to make too, I topped it with a little romano cheese. The picture with the past really doesn't do the sauce justice, so there is another picture of just the sauce.

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Another pick up tomorrow. At least most of this week's produce has been used!

1 comment:

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

Never tried watermelon salsa before... sounds yummy. I tried finding watermelon with seeds to use with my sunday school class and could only find seedless. I think those with the seeds taste better but that's just my opinion!