How many of us have ever considered adding Special K breakfast cereal to our dinner menu? Well I have and I think it goes quite well with pork chops, chicken or any other item that you may want to bread. That's right. I'm talking about using cornflakes or other similar products in place of bread crumbs.
Finally let me mention that roasted asparagus (shown above) is a wonderful side dish. I was amazed to have a person ask me, while I was grocery shopping, how I prepared this flavorful vegetable. She apparently had only ever tried it steamed and wasn't that fond of it. I always prepare it by cutting off the tough lower portion of the stem (just where it naturally breaks), then if they are especially thick, I peel them with a potato peeler. This makes them more tender and the flavor more delicate. If they are not thick, I skip this step. Then I drizzle them with olive oil and seasonings and roast in the over (again at 400F) for 10-12 minutes. A friend tells me this is the Italian method. I'm not sure about this, but it's a good one and should be included in your repertoire.