Before I talk about my recipe today I have something else I want to talk about. A few of my close friends are aware that I have been in a lot of pain as of late and finally I have a diagnosis and a solution (I hope). I have a herniated disc (and a bulging one just above that) in my cervical spine. I am going to be having surgery in just a couple of weeks that will hopefully make me 100% better. My blogging has slowed a bit but I don’t intend to stop until I have to. Three things I want to say.
- Blogging does not take that much time. It is my hobby. Some people watch tv at night. I blog. Nothing wrong with that.
- Just because I have a health issue that involves my spine does not mean I STOP LIVING and STOP EATING. As a matter of fact, baking a cake is easier for me than sitting in the same position at my desk all day, filing in files that I have to bend (and go numb) to put away, answer the phone (which is easier now that my headset is FINALLY fixed), and sit in a chair using the computer 7 hours in the day, every day, 5 days a week. Believe me, THAT is what causes my muscles to tighten and hurt me worse!
- Just because you cannot see my pain does not mean I am not in pain.
I apologize for getting on that soap box, but I wanted to have my say. You know the saying, older/bolder…and I am just that. LOL I’m going to stick up for myself. If I don’t, who will? Well, I know my co-worker Sue will. The poor woman sees and hears me everyday. God bless her soul, she is a SAINT.
In any case, I will be probably not so visual out here as I try to rest and heal. Know I haven’t forgotten any of my reader/commenters. I will be here when I can and support you as you support me!
Grumpy’s meat of choice is always beef or pork. Of course, I’m always challenged by this because I just never really cooked either of them much before him. Pork was non existent in my home growing up. Beef was just never my favorite. I always liked Chicken when I did eat meat. You can call me weird if you want, but my favorite protein source is tofu.
I grabbed some chops on my way home yesterday and when I got home I did a quick search on recipes and came up with a recipe from Simply Recipes. I am always attracted to maple syrup sauces when it comes to pork. I just think pork goes well with sweet sauces. Well, the title of the recipe is Vermont Maple Syrup Pork chops. I don’t have Vermont syrup….but I do have NY made syrup (made by my cousin’s family!) and it is awesome! Hence my title….NY Works.
This was a great recipe – slightly sweet, with a little heat….just enough to make your lips tingle.
For the recipe, you can check out the blog post by clicking HERE. I followed her recipe with no changes. Just NY made syrup. ;o)