Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fancy, schmancy...easy, peasy (cliche, anyone?)

Tonight's dinner was pretty good.  Could have had one more item to it, to make it more filling (my fault, should have trusted my gut - haha, like the pun?).  Thankfully, we had a coupon for BOGO McFlurries and they have a new one with Reese's peanut butter cups (yes, Drew will eat this - he is very selective with his preferences of dessert - he is a veritable moving target for desserts) and we supplemented dinner with dessert (an unhealthy one at that!).  I made Brandied Dijon Pork Chops from PC 29 Minutes to Dinner 2.  The rundown follows:
Drew picked up some very nice pork chops from Jensen's (definitely recommend their meat department) and the rest of the items on the ingredient list were pantry items, so it is a great *cheap* dinner.  I think it would break down to $6.00 total for the 2 of us to eat tonight.  Very nice flavor on the sauce, I did sub out the brandy (not because I think it would be bad, but because I didn't have a chance to run to BevMo to get "testers" - ok so maybe a was a little skeptical) for a little more chicken broth.  The presentation is very tah-dah, so it would work well for dinner with friends.  This would work nicely even when having company on a weeknight, as it is lightning fast.  We cut it in half because we are not gluttonous, despite the aforementioned dessert.  You could increase the recipe very easily and still have great results.  I paired the pork chops with green beans.  I would put some sort of grain with dinner next time to fill out the presentation on the plate.  Great job PC!

1 comment:

Curator D said...

Note to prospective pork-chop buyer: Make sure that you ask for an odd size pork chop. If you ask for 2" or .5" then they just grab one from the display and package it up. If you ask for 9/16" pork chop they'll disappear into the back to slaughter a live pig to provide you with that odd sized chop(or so I like to believe considering the time it took to procure the two chops I needed).