Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Quick Dinner and Dessert!

I never know what to do with pork chops but I had some in the freezer so I figured I better use them up. I wanted to do something easy that didn't require any breading. So I just made a simple sauce to go over some pan cooked thin, boneless chops. It was the perfect combination of sweet and savory. And the best part is they were done in about 15 min! We had them with some roasted potatoes and green beans.

Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

4 thin cut, boneless pork chops
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
salt and pepper to taste

Spray a pan with non stick spray. Salt and pepper both sides of the pork chops. Cook 4 min on each side or until done. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar and honey. Remove pork chops from the pan and set aside. Pour the vinegar and honey mixture in the pan and whisk to combine the pork chop drippings with the sauce. Let simmer a couple minutes until the sauce thickens. Add the pork chops back to the pan. Spoon the sauce over the chops when serving.

*I got the idea for this simple recipe from Cooking Light.

I also whipped up some simple, but delicious peanut butter cookies tonight. This recipe only requires one bowl, no mixer, and they are done in about 12 min. My mom used to make these all the time for us when we were kids. They are my favorite easy cookie recipe!

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter (I used creamy)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine ingredients in a bowl. Roll cookies into 1" balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down with a fork to flatten. Bake for 10-12 min or until edges are brown.

*If the dough looks too runny, just add a bit more sugar. The dough should be stiff.


~Tina Marie~ said...

I've got pork chops in the freezer and tons of peanut butter on hand...looks like I know what I'm making for dinner and dessert soon! Thank you!!! :)

Maguidhir said...

These look so good! Way better than the peanut butter cookies I made last week. Your recipe's way easier too!