I just love Victor being home on Saturday watching cooking shows.  There is always something fun and special awaiting me when I get home.

I came home today to find the guest room carpet cleaned and one wall painted (we won’t mention the paint spill that necessitated the carpet cleaning…) and dinner just ready to go into the oven.  Stuffed pork chops!

Victor made a stuffing of bread crumbs, sun-dried tomatoes, celery, carrots, and goat cheese.  Into a 350° oven for about 30 minutes. (They were thick chops)

But the new and fun thing was Grilled Romaine Lettuce with a Creamy Caesar Dressing!

Fun, indeed!

He was watching Alex’s Day Off and saw a grilled caesar salad that sounded too good not to make.  He decided we needed a creamy Caesar rather than the one she made.  We never do seem to really follow recipes around here.

For the romaine, it is simply cut down the center, brushed with olive oil, and grilled for a couple of minutes.  You’re not cooking it all the way through.  Plate and top with dressing.

Creamy Caesar Dressing

  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced and mashed with
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Whisk together the garlic and anchovy paste, lemon juice, mustard, and worcestershire sauce.  Add the mayonnaise, parmesan, and pepper to taste.

This was really good and a  bit unexpected.  I can see us doing this a bit more often.

With the guest room started, I guess we’ll finish it tomorrow.  We’ve been thinking of switching rooms for a while.  It’s a perfect excuse to clean out the closets, get rid of junk – and give both rooms a sorely-needed reorganization.

Life is good.