Pavel offered to fry some cutlets and steam some frozen veggies. Just came upstairs to ask me if he should let onions cook to transparent or to brown them a bit (suggested the latter - but over slow heat). Also asked what would go better with pork: rosemary or thyme. I suggested both and also recommended throwing them, along with some garlic, in with the onions first.
Anyway: Dinner was loverly. We had pork chops with carmelized onions, garlic, thyme and rosemary. As a side, broccoli and green beans. Everything was perfect! He kept trying to say that it wasn't Great. My response was, well, maybe Great is a lot easier than you might think?