Grilled Pork Chops with Chimichuri Sauce
Summertime and the Porkchops are Grilling . . .
BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati
Ice cream man! Ice cream man!
Ice cream man’s gonna be at Elmer’s this Friday night! After dinner you can go outside (if you’re not already sitting outside) and get ice cream for dessert! He’ll be in his big truck! But you have to eat all your dinner first!
Friday Night Menu (06/06/08):
Here’s what we’re having for dinner first:
- Grilled pork chops with chimichuri sauce
- Chef Jim’s potato salad
- Insalata Caprese (fresh mozzarella, basil, big tomatoes, field greens, balsamic vinaigrette)
- and Grilled vegetable
You know what hearing that menu makes me do? Jump around with my eyes closed and a big grin on my face, rock back and forth and go, “Um um um um um ummm!” And then I make little fists and hold them up to my face and scrunch my cheeks up and —oh wait. (What? This isn’t my Diary of Embarrassment? Oh. Right. Thank you.) Ahem. So, I uh, I think you’ll like our offering this Friday night.
So this whole bit about Rob being really, really funny is starting to bother me. That, along with the “but you’re funny toooooo!” I don’t like that. There can be only one major funny guy here and it’s my store. There can be a major funny guy and a minor funny guy, but not two majors. There can be a major funny guy and a drum major, but not two major funny guys. So Rob sent his report and I will now read it aloud to you. If you laugh audibly, you’ll be kicked off this list.
Wait! There was laughing in the front row!
(Um, that was you.)
Well, I made it all the way to the end, through Mr. Whipple, through Kelly Ripa but then there was the Super Fat Hawaiian Ukulele Guy Rating and that was freakin’ hilarious! What does the Super Fat Hawaiian Ukulele Guy measure?
Okay! Farm Report! You know, some people tell me, “Nan, the Farm Report isn’t funny.”
That’s because the Farm Report isn’t supposed to be funny, it’s supposed to be informative! It’s supposed to tell you what we have for fresh, organically grown and locally grown fruits and vegetables at Elmer’s that you can get right here in town and not have to drive 45 minutes to get! You can cut the Farm Report out and put it on your refrigerator and, when you all of a sudden realize that you’re out of bananas or carrots or Crimini Mushrooms, you can close your refrigerator door, look at it and command,
Wait—I just read in there that tomatoes from Vermont are called “Vermatoes.” That’s pretty funny!
Hey, you know I was just putting the hours at the top of the e-mail and I have been wondering:
Would different (longer?) Elmer’s summer hours better serve the shopping public?
Now I ain’t promising anything—just trying to make it all work for everyone. Do you stay out later? Do you want groceries or to-go dinners on the way home from work?
Write me back and let me know!
We have an art opening this weekend. Y’all come on! As you can see here, the work will be beautiful!
And don’t forget the Cajun Festival on June 20th. I’m a little sleepy now and am not going to write the whole thing out, but don’t forget it.
By the way, we have all kinds of tickets we’re selling at Elmer’s:
- Green River Festival,
- Elmer’s Cajun Festival, and the
- Rod and Gun Club’s Pig Roasting Festival.
Maybe even more! I don’t know!
Come on over!
Photo Credit: (CCL) ctaloi, www.flickr.com/photos/aloi/277782049