She Who Must Be Obeyed wanted spareribs. She threw a frozen rack on the counter first thing in the morning. You intrepid hero took things in hand and put the ribs on a heavy pot that has been turned over. This is a quick way to defrost items as the pot is an excellent conductor of heat and has a large surface area. Continue reading Smoked Spareribs, No Foil
I had meetings in town. I was going to a Toastmaster Meeting in the evening. We needed a quick meal.
We took some loin chops, sprinkled on some Cabela’s Open Season Pecan Honey Seasonings and grilled them. Continue reading Barbecued Pork Chops, A Quick Meal
I love Pork Chop Cordon Bleu but it is like trying to stop the tides to keep the cheese in the chicken breasts so I decided to try something different. I would use thin slices of cheese on top of the chops and keep it back from the edges. I hoped by doing this, the cheese wouldn’t be thick enough to flow off the chops. Continue reading Quick Pork Chop Cordon Bleu
This is just a sandwich. But it is a sandwich with home smoked pulled ham. I had it in the freezer and it or something like it is always available. It is way better than the plastic sliced meat they sell at supermarkets and is way cheaper than the products from a good deli. All the while, it tastes great.
So, if you want to have great food, eat better, save money and be healthier, cook your own food. Prepare meats, breads and other foods for your freezer.
The Old Fat Guy
A local supermarket had Pork Picnic Shoulder on sale for $0.98 a pound! At that price, you have to make pulled pork. Continue reading Pulled Pork, Trying a New Method
I will not knock packaged breading mixes. They taste fine. However, they are full of sodium and chemicals. OK, maybe I will knock them.
Considering how easy it is to bread a pork chop, I just don’t see the reason to use the commercial products.
I start by applying any seasoning blend you like on the pork chops. I used a Cajun Blend on these chops. Then mix 1 teaspoon mayonnaise with 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard for each chop. For example, for 2 chops I mixed 2 teaspoons mayonnaise with one teaspoon Dijon.
Spread 1/2 the mixture on one side of the pork chops. Spread 1 1/2 tablespoons of dried bread crumbs on each pork chop and press the crumbs into the mayonnaise mix.
Turn the pork chops, apply the seasoning, spread with the mayo mixture and press in crumbs.
Put it on a greased tray and into a 400 F oven. For 5/8 inch pork chops, cook for ten minutes and carefully turn the chop. Cook for another 10 minutes and make sure the internal temperature is at least 150 F. Serve.
You can make the seasonings in any variety you like. You make them as strong as you like. The bread crumbs brown and crisp nicely. Low salt, low fat and tasty. What else could you ask for?
The Old Fat Guy
A frequent light lunch was Cheese Jiggers when I was growing up. That was a slice of bread with some mayonnaise and sliced cheese on it which was put under the broiler until the cheese got bubbly. It was gooey and good. Continue reading Cheese Jiggers, Like My Childhood, Only Better
There was an incredible sale on side ribs (spareribs) when we went grocery shopping. We picked some up for dinner and put some in the freezer. This is when the problem started. Continue reading Oven Ribs, She Who Must Be Obeyed Has Spoken
I have been doing some renovations and have been busy with my duties in a local club. Therefore, there was little time for dinner.
I had some country style loin chops in the freezer. Continue reading Grilled Loin Chops, Country Style, Meal In A Hurry
It has actually warmed up to above freezing so I decided to grill last night. We had some Country Style Pork Loin Chops. I grilled them and some potato wedges (next post). She Who Must Be Obeyed made a salad and we had a great meal. Continue reading Grilled Pork Loin Chop, Country Style, a Great Dinner Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated