Dressing up Dinner with Lemon Caper Sauce

We’re dressing up those boring pork chops tonight. I grew up on the classic Shake n’ Bake pork chop. My mother must have made them once a week. I eventually realized I was doing the same thing with my family…and it was just boring. I needed to change it up. Naturally with pork most people think apples. However, my husband doesn’t like his sweet and savory mixed. I needed to find something different. I then found Giada De Laurentiis’ recipe for a lemon caper sauce for pork Milanese and I fell in love. The only thing I do different is only use half the lemon zest and skip out on the parsley. It is decadent and amazing! Blend the ingredients and top those chops. So simple.


2/3 cup mascarpone cheese

3 tbls mayonnaise

¼ cup milk

Zest of one lemon

¼ cup of chopped capers

1 tbls chopped parsley

Salt and pepper

lemon caper sauce

lemon caper sauce blend

 pork milanese with lemon caper sauce

It adds a whole new dimension to that classic pork chop. Good enough for your next dinner party! You’ll amaze your guests.

A 50th Anniversary and a Dancing Machine

My husband’s aunt and uncle celebrated their 50th anniversary. Such an amazing thing to share with family. We decided that we would bring the kids. They’ve never been to a “wedding-type” event before. We thought it would be a great thing for them to witness. A beautiful love that has lasted all of these years.

They got all dolled up and had a wonderful time!

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But it was the dancing that was the most entertaining! This kid was a dancing machine all night. Needless to say, he slept well.