After work, I did myself a favour and did some prep work for dinner tomorrow.
Then again, it wasn’t exactly optional. I wanted to use the rub I bought after work on Saturday. The directions on the tin call for it to be applied generously and allowed to sit either for several hours or overnight. Seeing as I got out of work at 4:00pm this afternoon, I didn’t have “several hours” at my disposal and besides, I’m sure it’ll taste better if allowed to sit on the pork overnight.
What am I making for dinner tomorrow? Pork chops (they would have been parmesan crusted except for the fact we’re lacking the parmesan cheese, thus the need for the espresso rub; I was itching to use it anyway) and mashed potato pancakes.
I started off by rubbing the chops down with espresso rub
As soon as they were seasoned to my liking, I put the chops in a bag, washed my hands, and began working with potatoes. I didn’t need that many so I borrowed some of the russets Mum had in the kitchen.
The problem came about when I was looking to peel them. I had 4 potatoes nice and scrubbed, waiting to be peeled and the potato peeler (“I swear I know we have one!”) was nowhere to be found and I had to use a knife.
… and then my camera died.
But all you really need to know is that:
- The potatoes came out good
- I had to mash them by hand with one of those funky hand mashers.
- Now they’re chilling in the refrigerator so tomorrow I can make them into pancakes while the pork chops cook.
I’ll post the recipes tomorrow when I cook them. For now, all I can say is that I’m getting the hang of this prepping and planning ahead thing.