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Saucy Pepper Pork Chops (Recipe)

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Do you cook?  I used to love it but lately I have been dreading it every night. My kids are fussy eaters. Oops, that's not PC anymore. They are "choosy" eaters. Did you know that?  Picky is gasp worthy and fussy is mean-spirited. Whatever.  A rose by any other name still smells kids don't eat much. They do eat marshmallows, jelly beans, chocolate donuts, and milk. Thank goodness for milk. Then there is Jim. He is also a "choosy" eater. Beets?  nope. Mushrooms? Nope. Mustard?  Nope. Pickles?  Nope. Dark meat chicken?  Nope. Nope. Nope.  No salmon, no fancy cheeses, no t too many peppers, not too much pasta, no veal, lamb, or shrimp. The list keeps going!So I had a small fit a few weeks ago and since Jim has been much more open to eating things that aren't exactly his favorite. Thank goodness!  So I took advantage of his new found openness last night and made pork chops like my mom used to make. I call them Saucy Pepper Pork Chops. And yes, he liked it.

3-4 bone-in loin pork chops
flour for dredging
olive oil for frying (a few TBS)
1/2 c. white wine
1/2 bag of frozen mixed colored pepper strips (about 2 peppers worth)
1/2 large red onion
2 cups homemade or jarred marinara sauce

 1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet until very hot.
2. Dredge pork chops in flour on both sides. Shake off extra. Add to pan and brown on both sides.

3. Add 1/2 cup of white wine to pan. Reduce heat and simmer for a minute or two. Then add your peppers and onions and simmer for a few minutes.

4. Add 2 cups marinara sauce, salt and pepper.  Cover, reduce heat, and cook for about 40 minutes or until the chops are cooked and the sauce has thickened. Every few minutes check to make sure your sauce isn't burning. Add water if your chops aren't done but your sauce is too thick.

I served it with homemade mashed potatoes and garlicky spinach. It was a nice change for us and I appreciated having some extra veggies in the meal. And the girls didn't eat it (no big surprise there since it wasn't covered in marshmallow fluff).

Hope you'll try it soon!

In other news, Ellie is in the throes of potty training. She will be a tough nut to crack but she is making progress every day!  Her reaction to pooping in the potty?  "Whoa, dats a big one!" I'll leave you with that.


1 comment:

  1. Yum--to the pork chops! Yay--for Ellie! I love how you are recording our mom's favorite recipes here. I forget all the things she made! I'll have to try this. Joey would love it! Great post!!!


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