I am completely mesmerized with how an instrument as small as a ukulele could bring forth a magnitude of joy and happiness. It's tucked under the bed for months, but when the summer breeze blows, it comes to life again.
The thin strings of the ukulele vibrate into the walls of our living room, amidst the giggles of my children. They try to learn a song or two. It brings so much joy to my husband and myself. Was it the ukelele playing, or was it too much beer that made him whisper to my ear: "I'll take you to Hawaii soon!"
"Talk is cheap" I joked "I'm taking you to Hawaii right now,", as I went to my kitchen and prepared this ukelele inspired dish.
Now i leave you with my daughter's version of a song she likes that we applauded and loved. Oops, sorry I don't know how to embed a video so just click on this link my daughter's ukelele as I leave you with the recipe of my amazing Aloha Chops... for you to enjoy a Hawaii state of mind just like it did to us that one summer night.
Aloha Pork chops
1 can tomato sauce
1 can sliced pineapple rings
2 tbsp Olive oil
Add 2 tbsp of olive oil on a skillet. Brown both sides of the pork chops. Set aside. Using the same skillet, sauté onions and garlic. Pour in the tomato sauce. Pour the juice from can of pineapple rings. If you want it a little sweeter, you may add 2 tbsp of sugar. Put back in the pork chops. Cover and cook until the sauce is reduced. Add worcestire sauce. Now if the pork chops are not tender yet, you may add more water or soup stock. Let it simmer, adjust the fire into medium, and have the sauce reduced . Caramelize the pineapple on the same skillet or you may use another pan. Voila you are in Hawaii in no time. Enjoy!