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As I wrote in Sunday’s post, not much happened on Saturday. It was a lazy day, and aside from a wonderful fire in my hearth, I have nothing to report of any great interest there.
However, on Sunday I decided to cook Hubby a nice dinner. I had some boneless pork-loin chops, and I made this wonderful recipe.
Honey and Spice-Glazed Pork Chops
Add a spicy-sweet kick to your traditional pork chop recipe by simmering pork chops in a honey, Dijon mustard, ground ginger, cinnamon, and clove glaze. Serve with mashed potatoes to soak-up the extra sauce.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1 tablespoon glaze)
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (I used real ginger and grated it)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Reduce heat to medium-low; add honey mixture. Cook 10 minutes or until done, turning pork once.
It was delicious, and I served the chops with baked sweet potatoes, asparagus and our own, home-made apple sauce. This made me feel like I had scored a big win, win, for the weekend. Monday morning I am going skiing, and then after I plan to cook Hubby a spoon roast beef. For those of you that have never had this cut, it is a very tender cut of the beef. In fact I like it better than Prime Rib!
Happy Monday, Everyone!