Lobster & Havarti Cheese Melts

Simple Dinner - Lobster & Havarti Cheese Melts

hello loves!

Can you guys believe that we are almost into the 3rd month of the year?  I can't believe.  

Next month: is our 7 wedding and I swear the moment you graduate high school time flies at the speed of light, I guess we both have kept our relationship a little hectic over the years so there's that too. It somehow still feels like we are in the dating stage and still haven't figured out this whole marriage thing. 

I'm definitely not cooking dinner for this occasion. 

Anyway, back to the recipe.

When it comes to cooking I look for simplicity, ease and taste.  I won't make this super long or eccentric because, why?

Sliced French Bread
2 Lobster Tails
2 1/2 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter
Havarti - all I had use whatever you like that melts well
1/2 tablespoon of Fresh Thyme
1 tablespoon of Minced Garlic
Garlic and Onion Spice Blend

Cook the lobster, and set aside to cool.

Then create a butter sauce from the minced garlic, fresh thyme, and unsalted butter. 

Side note: I have a garlic onion spice blend if you have something like that mix it into the butter sauce if you are going for a Cajun flare you can also add some seafood seasoning as well. 

Brush the butter sauce on the bread and toast in oven with the broil setting on low.  

While these toast cut up your lobster and mix in the shredded cheese or sliced cheese of your choice.  

Once the bread is slightly toasted on each side add the lobster and cheese mix on top and broil until cheese is melted. 

Be careful do not broil it for too long because it will over cook the lobster. 

Once the cheese is melted plate and serve. 

We served ours with Tomato Basil soup and it was yum!  


Pork Chops and Mash Potatoes

For dinner last night, I made these glorious Pork Chops. They were delicious and cooked to perfection.  

I forgot once again to take something out for dinner and needed to come up with something quick, a couple of posts back you read that I was opting out of eating as much beef as possible.  I have been making Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs, Turkey Burgers, and Turkey Breakfast Bowls, so I decided it was time to add a little Pork into the mix.  Normally we don't do pork much either but we haven't had it in a while so I figured tonight was a good night to do so.

I picked up these gorgeous chops at our local Kroger, I was going to make some potatoes on the side with some canned green beans because well #momlife. 

Before I did any seasoning of these chops, I coated them with EVOO, so that when I did season them none of the herbs would burn in the pot.

I seasoned the Pork Chops with Himalayan Pink Salt, black pepper, thyme, Italian seasoning and Tone's Garlic and Herb seasoning as well.  The Garlic in the Tone's does burn as any garlic would if you don't have enough EVOO, so I added some extra into the pot and let it heat up before placing my meat into it. 

Like the steaks I made last week you can totally put them in the refrigerator or you can cook them right away just depending on how much time you have on your hands.  I didn't have much time because I have been trying to get organized with this blogging of mine.  

Into the pot they went for about 8-10 minutes on each side [depends on the thickness of the cut] then another 15 in the oven at 425 degrees, my issue is undercooking chicken and pork so I always cut them to make sure they are cooked before serving.  I do have a meat thermometer, however, I don't have batteries for it yet.

I personally think they turned out well seasoned and cooked perfectly, but I can be biased because after all, I did cook them.  

I have been debating on removing the food posts on my blog but I do love cooking now and I guess it is a big part of my life since I try as much as possible to cook for my family. Next thing I need to learn according to E is cooking Caribbean Style food, but it is definitely time 🤣.