Monday, May 3, 2010

Grilled Pork Chops & Birthday Goodies

Where do I start with these pork chops? They are probably the best pork chops I have ever eaten! I have to give some credit to Nathan who grilled them for me because they were cooked perfectly. The marinade made the chops so flavorful and the dollop of garlic butter put them over the top. We will definately be making these again!

On Saturday, we celebrated Anya's 5th birthday. I wanted to share two pictures with you; one of the cake and one of a butterfly cookie I made. Every year I make sugar cookies for Anya's party. I always make a number for her age and then one other shape that goes along with the theme of the party. So this year we had 5's and butterflies. I am quite proud of how they turned out and the guests (and, more importantly, Anya) loved them!


Grilled Pork Chops
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
Zest of 1 lemon
1 TBSP pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 bone in pork chops
Mix marinade ingredients in ziploc bag; add chops. Marinate at least 2 hours.
Remove chops from marinade and grill until done.

Serve with garlic butter.
*For garlic butter, I mash 1-2 cloves of garlic in with about 4 TBSP butter. You could add more garlic according to your tastes.


Grumpy and HoneyB said...

You did an awesome job on the cake and I love your butterfly cookies! Great looking pork chop too! Looks like everything was great! :)

The McBride Family said...

Those pork chops look fabulous and I'm so glad the party was a success!

Leslie said...

The rok chops sound amazing and the cake and cookies are ultra cute

Flourchild said...

I just copied your recipe for the pork chops. Im going to try them soon! Your cake and your butterfly cookies are fabulous. No wonder you were so tired. Birthdays and baking will do it to ya!
I really enjoy your blog!

Stephanie said...

that butterfly cookie is BEAUTIFUL! my goodness, its pretty than most of the things i see people trying to sell in bakeries!

Tracey said...

Happy birthday to Anya! Everything looks fabulous - I'm sure the cookies and the cake were huge hits! My husband loves pork chops so I'll have to bookmark this recipe for him :)

Ingrid said...

Great job on the cookies. I just recently tried my hand a decorated sugar cookies. They turned out pretty good and weren't quite as difficult as I thought. (Though they still weren't easy:))

Your pork chop looks insanely good and the garlic butter? Brillant!

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