If you spend even five minutes in my home, it’s blantantly obvious that I am the only female who lives here.

This is despite the fact that I have floral throw pillows on my living room furniture, scented candles everywhere, a china cabinet full of my grandmother’s pink flowered dishes, and decorations throughout the house to match each season.

Because mixed in with all of that, there are footballs, baseballs, basketballs, golf clubs, frisbees, hockey sticks and train pieces covering the floor.  And that’s just in the family room.  Sports Center plays non-stop on the television, despite my futile attempts to tune into the Food Network.

I do actually use my china from time to time, and I attempt at every meal to serve our food on actual platters instead of right off of the stove top.  But let’s get real–no one in this house cares but me.  So every now and then, I try to serve the Tall Boy some actual guy food, instead of quinoa and grilled chicken, which is more the norm around this place.  Just trying to keep everything in balance, you know?

Anyway, this was a hit with the Tall Boy, though I suppose anything with “beer” in the title would go over pretty well around here.

Beer Marinated Pork Chops


4 boneless pork chops
1 bottle of your favorite beer
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 ounces blue cheese or feta cheese
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans


In a ziploc bag, combine your chops, beer, garlic, salt and pepper.  Seal and allow to marinate overnight.

In a grill pan, over medium-high heat (we cooked ours on the charcoal grill), cook your chops until no longer pink and juices run clear.

Just before removing from heat, top your chops with cheese and onion until melted.  Sprinkle on pecans just before serving.



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