Monday, August 2, 2010

What NOT to do...

I've decided that I am just UNABLE to cook meat.  I don't think I've ever really been able to get it right, which is sad, because I know Chris would really LIKE some good meat!  I found a recipe for oven-baked bbq pork loin ribs.  Here's the meat...all pretty!

I gathered all the ingredients for the was looking promising!  The recipe said to just cover the meat with the sauce and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour (uncovered).  So, that's what I did!


In the meantime, I had one of those seasoning packets where you just drizzle some oil over potato wedges, sprinkle the seasoning on, and bake!  Easy, right?!  Here they are...ready to go in the oven!

This is what the meat looked like...

...after I yanked it out of THIS:

And my potatoes...well....they didn't fare any better:

I thought that at least the potatoes would've survived!  Unfortunately, they didn't.  Fortunately, Chris is very forgiving and just appreciated that I tried.  Looks like I need to take some cooking classes...


  1. Oh no! So what was Plan B? I could never get oven pork chops to turn out, they usually came out really dry, but I've had much better luck with pan frying so you might give that a try. Meat still scares me and I'm never sure when it's done but I found this handy tool and it's helped but I'm still not totally comfortable and usually have to cut one open just to make sure :P

  2. The ONLY time I've had pork chops turn out was in the slow cooker. I would've done it today but didn't have enough time. Plan B..well...smother them in bbq sauce or ketchup! Salad instead of the potoates. Not extremely exciting. ;-)

  3. You are on the right track with a slow cooker! I use mine all of the time! My favorite cookbooks are Fix It and Forget It and Fix It and Forget It Light...


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