I will be on vacation in wonderful Destin, Florida all of next week. My husband and I leave Sunday morning to make the 14 hour drive there. I'm in much need of a vacation!
We are planning on going on a dolphin cruise, visiting a Gulfarium to watch a sea lion show, taking in many of the wonderful resturants, snorkling and mainly relaxing on the beach.
I wanted to leave you all with some recipes before I went though...Enjoy and I'll be back on July 31st!
Pork Chop and Feta Skillet
1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 pinch black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 pork chops
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes
In a small bowl, stir together rosemary, basil, garlic, and pepper.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Dip pork chops in lemon juice, and sprinkle both sides with herb mixture. Place pork chops in skillet, and sear both sides, about 7 minutes per side. Reduce heat to low. Sprinkle feta on top of chops; cover skillet, and cook until cheese begins to melt, about 5 minutes.
Creamy Potato Casserole
1 (2 pound) package frozen hash brown potatoes
1/3 cup chopped green onions
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of potato soup
1/4 cup butter
2 cups sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small pot, heat the soup, butter or margarine and sour cream over low heat.
Combine potatoes, green onion and 1 cup cheese into a large mixing bowl. Mix in the heated soup mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Pour into a 9x13 inch dish. Sprinkle one cup of cheese over the top of the casserole.
Bake 30 to 45 minutes. Serve warm