Rosemary & Lemon Pork Chops, Watercress Salad Lazy Sunday Afternoons

We had a great day yesterday, a delicious Greek lunch with the family followed by a quick shop to buy Youngest’s birthday present With him. The only downside, was me, having a middle age women’s ‘moment’ on the hottest day of the year so far – not attractive 🤣 I looked like a beetroot on legs 🙄 Of course my sons were very sympathetic – not…

We start our Lazy Sunday with coffee in bed, then a late breakfast with Youngest and our daughter who stayed last night.


Aldi smoked salmon on scrambled eggs with toasted split muffins.


Today, we are having a chilled day, hubby is planning to do a little gardening, I am prepping dinner and getting everything sorted for the working week – dinner will be Aldi Pork Chops marinated in Rosemary, Lemon and olive oil.

Aldi Pork Chops – I put into freezer bags to save space

These will be griddled (BBQ not ready yet) and served with buttered salad potatoes and a lovely watercress salad – yum..


Into a large freezer bag, I add a good glug of olive oil, the juice and zest of a lemon, a handful of chopped fresh rosemary (or a teaspoon of dried), salt and pepper.


Squish it together with the Pork Chops ensuring they are all covered – leave for at least and hour.


When ready, heat up your griddle or pan, pop some salad potatoes in salted boiling water and cook till tender.


Place your chops on the griddle and cook till golden brown on the outside and just cooked in the middle – place onto a warmed plate to rest for a few minutes.

Drain the potatoes, add some butter and season to taste, toss it all through.



Dress the plate with the lush watercress, Pork and potato’s.

We will eat this is the garden, for the first time this year, with cold white wine and the Honey Panna Cotta and Rhubarb for pud.


Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

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