When I started A Solitary Feast a little over a year ago, I promised myself, if I was still interested in blogging after one year, I would buy myself a digital camera. Well, my first anniversary was March 6. I am still interested in keeping up my blog so a few weeks ago, I went out and bought myself a Cannon Rebel T5. It isn’t the newest version of the Rebel out there but everyone I talked to said it was a good, solid camera for a beginner.
The camera came in a bundle with two lenses, a camera bag and more buttons and settings than I will probably ever know what to do with. I am so excited to start learning what this camera can do. I haven’t had much time to get out and play with it because life keeps getting in the way. However, I have managed to shoot a few pictures on automode. I thought I would share a few pictures I have taken with you. BEWARE! Most of these pictures are of my animals, some of which are rodents. If rodents bother you in general or the thought of rodents on a food blog bothers you, please stop and skip to the recipe or come back tomorrow when my post will most likely be animal free.
Pork Chops with Apples and Sauerkraut
2 4oz center cut pork chops
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 Golden Delicious apples
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup sauerkraut, well drained
1/4 tsp caraway seeds
1 tsp canola oil
Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat 1/2 tsp canola oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add pork and cook until browned and cooked through, 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate to keep warm. Add the remaining oil to the pan. When oil is hot add the apples and cinnamon. Cook until the apples start to brown, 3-4 minutes. Add Sauerkraut and caraway seeds, cook until heated though.
Adapted from an old issue of Weight Watcher’s Magazine