I was fixing the leaking skimmer on the pool most of the day so I didn't put a lot of effort into dinner. Mashed potatoes are peeled, cut into chunks, boiled till soft, drained, mashed, salted, add butter, add milk, whip with a fork. Never use an electric mixer on potatoes, it turns them to gluey paste.
The broccoli was steamed till it starts to soften then run under cold water to stop cooking. A couple of minutes before I want them ready, I put the broccoli back in the dry pot with olive oil and a little salt. Warm it up in the olive oil so it finishes cooking and plate.
The pork chop is fried in hot oil. The apple sauce is right out of the jar. Pretty plain but the pool is terrific!