I haven’t had much time to post over the past couple of days, but I did want to drop in to say that the Balsamic Pork Chops recipe posted in the 11.8 Meal Plan is my favorite to date. I think I’ve just been getting really sick of chicken.
Not only are the pork chops dead easy to cook in under 10 minutes, they tasted delicious with the balsamic glaze. In fact, I returned them to the pan with the reduced balsamic vinegar/chicken stock sauce and flipped them over a few times to make sure they picked up the sauce. My husband has stolen the second pork chop from the pan before I could put it away as leftovers both times I’ve prepared the meal. Yes, I said “both times”. I loved it so much the first night I was craving it the second.
The cucumber, tomato and onion salad was great too, but these pork chops are such a simple, flavorful and low-calorie protein that you can serve them with just about anything. Maybe next time I’ll do some fresh steamed green beans.
These will definitely be showing up in meal plans for future weeks. I think that next week I may also only do four meals. I’m finding that the leftovers find their way onto my plate for the next meal, making it hard to fit in 5 separate meals + leftovers each week.
Try these pork chops! You will thank me!