There are a handful of the contest based reality shows that may family regularly watches. None of us watches any of the singing ones (Idol, Voice), Romance (Bachelor/ette) or general entertainment (Dancing, Diving, Got Talent). I like the Next Food Network Star which no one else in my family watches. My wife routinely watches The Biggest Loser which is ironic, as she is the lightest in the family and at her ideal weight. The wife and I both watch The Amazing Race. I love travel and I think the show is well done.
The king of to genre, Survivor, is watched by all four of us. During its first season, it aired on Wednesday nights and as I was in graduate school on Wednesday nights (and this was pre-Tivo), I only started to watch it late in the season (when classes were over). Since then we have not missed an episode. For many years we would “draft” players and held some bragging rights as your player moved on and others were voted off the island. Lately we each pick only one or two.
Survivor has been filmed in many fantastic locations. Recently I reviewed the list and came up with my top five places to visit:
5) Vanuatu – I have to start my list with an island. Tropical breezes, warm water…what’s not to love?
4) The Outback, Australia – While they were at one specific place, I would have to open up my visit to a much bigger area.
3) Rio Negro, Brazil – The Amazon. To visit such an iconic place on earth and see so many unique species draws me in.
2) Shaba National Reserve, Kenya – I have never been to Africa and there is such a lure to go. The culture, the scenery and the wild animals. I loved that this season had an added threat of lion attack.
1) Cook Islands – This won hands down. The crystal blue water. The white sands. If I did get to visit, I’d never come home.
This dish does not quite take me to my Survivor vacation spots, but is easy to make and a flavorful dish.
With the soy and the Worcester, the pork has a very savory taste.
Baked Soy Lemon Chops
Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 40 min | Makes: 4
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 4 pork chops
1. In a shallow dish, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, lemon juice, pepper and oil. Add pork chops, and turn to coat evenly. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3. Place marinated pork chops in a roasting pan, and bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, basting meat often with marinade.
NutritionAmount Per Serving (4 total) Calories 123 cal 6% Fat 4.2 g 6% Carbs 5.1 g 2% Protein 15.8 g 32% Cholesterol 35 mg 12% Sodium 1868 mg 75% See More Based on a 2,000 calorie diet