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Whiskey-Glazed Pork Chops & Corn Chowder Mac n’ Cheese

Did you know what you wanted to be when you were a kid? Did you have dreams of being a fireman or an astronaut? When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a marine biologist in the worst way. It wasn’t a ‘kind of sort of I’d like to do that someday’. I simply knew I wanted to be a marine biologist. I loved science of all sorts, but I have always been fascinated by the water. Even as a child, I thought it was really neat that we didn’t know all of the mysterious creatures that were hanging out on our own planet and felt an insane curiosity towards them. I was curious about them, wanted to learn more and see how they had evolved, or in some cases hadn’t. I was never scared of the ocean, and on family vacations would let my Poppop take me out past where the waves break to that calmer area where you can float a bit. I never bought into the shark hysteria or was bothered by my Delaware water not being crystal clear. I knew there were things in there with me, and I was ok with that. ]

Until I discovered jelly fish. I believe it was at the Batlimore aquarium where they had a huge jelly fish exibit with the glowing globs just floating in tubs with their long tenticles floating all around. Their alien like nature, with no real purpose other than to consume and reproduce just got under my skin and suddenly I was terrified of them. I could no longer go in the ocean and knew my dreams of marine biology ended that very moment.

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I still get sucked into great articles on new marine species and discoveries. Love me some lore about giant squids and other creatures we haven’t yet disproved. And would some day still like to see mysteries under the sea from a very protected large impenetrable submarine of some sort. Not for any of the real horrors that live in the ocean, but for the mindless floating jelly fish…

I guess things don’t always turn out the way we plan, but we can make a killer fool-proof dinner if we want. I sincerely urge you to try this meal. It was a much needed little variety from out normal beef or poultry with mac and cheese. The glaze really makes the pork chops out standing and the mac and cheese chowder is just a great spin on two delicious things.






Jenny @ Savour the Senses

Tuesday 20th of March 2012

I was really excited about the reefs in Hawaii, until I stepped on an urchin on Friday... won't be going near the reefs for a while... But at least I have your amazing recipes to drool over to make me feel better. This is right up my alley... definitely on the list to make.

Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook)

Monday 19th of March 2012

this is an awesome meal! definitely want to try both of these soon!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Wednesday 14th of March 2012

Holy Crap! i need to eat this soon, it looks amazing! My brother wanted to be a marine biologist too for forever!! But then at about age 12 he found out he got motion sickness really bad. Like doing a summersault made him feel sick.


Tuesday 13th of March 2012

Just found this via Tasteologie, and wanted to let you know that this meal looks absolutely incredible!! Pinned!!

Mary Kay @Just for Cooking

Tuesday 13th of March 2012

I love the combo of the whiskey and the apple cider. Great post. Buzzed!