I am the first to say that change is a good thing. It gets you out of a rut so life can be more exciting. Let me tell you that I have definitely been looking at life through a huge whirlwind! In the last ten days I have been hit with a tremendous amount of change and life as I once knew it has changed. I am now teaching forty-five minutes classes instead of ninety minute blocks. My students will have my class for an entire year opposed to a semester. Usually my enrollment is fifty-six students per semester. I now have one hundred twenty-eight bodies in my classes. I’m teaching four classes and not two classes. And I am doing all of this before noon! I am racking my brain to come up with ways to have great labs in my classes. I have not determined what I can do. No where in my college career or in my many years of teaching have I been taught how to conduct a food’s lab in forty-five minutes. I am determined to do it though. I cannot disappoint all of these teens that are so eager to learn how to prepare good food. Stay tuned for the weekly saga. I am sure that it will be interesting. In the meantime here are some great pan-fried pork loin chops that are quick, tender and just down right good.