Daily Prompt: Personal Space

2007 Love Theme P Final Copy

Interesting question. I feel my site is designed to attract the people I want to attract and I feel my blogs “fits” for me.


Pork Chops With Peach Sauce


Tomorrow night’s dinner will be pork chops with peach sauce, green beans and baked potatoes with chive butter.  I’m thinking that Noah will try anything that is sweet.  It doesn’t hurt that he loves pork chops!

Noah playing in the yard.

Noah playing in the yard.

I’ll post the recipe here for you.  If you cook this for dinner one night, please let me know what you think of it.


1/3 cup peach jam
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
12 ounces green beans, trimmed
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cups instant flour, such as Wondra
1 teaspoon baking powder

English: A bottle of Worcestershire sauce. Fra...

English: A bottle of Worcestershire sauce. Français : Une bouteille de sauce Worcestershire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 large egg white
Vegetable oil, for frying
4 1/4-inch-thick boneless pork loin chops (about 1 pound), trimmed


Cook the jam, ketchup, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and 3 tablespoons water in a large skillet over medium-high heat, whisking, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the vinegar, then the butter, a few pieces at a time; whisk in a few tablespoons water if the sauce is too thick. Remove from the heat and cover.

Put the green beans in a microwave-safe bowl; sprinkle with water and season with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap, pierce the plastic and microwave until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Whisk 1 cup flour, the baking powder, 1/2 cup water, the egg white and the remaining 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce in a bowl; add a few more tablespoons water, if needed. Put the remaining 1/2 cup flour in a shallow dish. Heat 1/4 inch vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it reaches 375 degrees F on a deep-fry thermometer.

Dredge the pork chops in the flour, then dip in the batter. Fry until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with the peach sauce and green beans.


My inaugural post

Chocolate Cake Flourless (1)

Chocolate Cake Flourless (1) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Since my back surgery a few weeks ago, I have been bored.  The Dr. has me on severe restrictions.  You know, no bending, no lifting and no twisting.

I was sick of lying on the couch and decided to cook and bake.  That lead me to post the recipes I used on Facebook. As you know, it’s rather hard to go through the timeline and find favorite recipes and it’s hard for friends to remember when I posted the recipe they wanted but just didn’t happen to copy down.  I thought that a blog would be fun and also easy to catalog recipes for my friends.

On top of cooking and baking, I love to write.  This love of mine may not show through my writing but I do enjoy it.  Therefore, to take some of the boredom out of my summer, I decided to blog about some of my favorite things and favorite things to do.  Oh, did I mention I have two more surgeries to go through this summer?  Yes, I do so I will be bored all summer long if I don’t cook, bake and blog!  So, the focus on my blog will be my grandchildren, my dogs, recipes I have tried and that I will rate, cooking with photos and showing you the steps as well as baking.  If I’m able to do any gardening, I will also take photos and create posts for you.

The reason the title of my blog is “Porch Family” is because I didn’t want to write about just one topic.  I want to be able to write about everything my two grandchildren and I love to do, the funny things that take place and to write about our dogs.

The Porch Family blog is finally put together.  Now, as we go along, I’m sure we will be tweaking it a bit.  As for now, we are just trying to get a feel for it!  I also saw various themes that I liked so don’t be surprised to come to this blog and see a different theme every now and again!  I do like change, a lot!

I hope you enjoy this blog and can take good recipes and tips with you.  Feel free to sign up via email and to follow on Facebook.


Wendy Porch