Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Let's take a moment and reflect

Do you guys remember this fella? As I was frantically searching my computer for missing files, I ran across this picture and it took me back. This was taken in 2002 during the 1st year of medical school. On another note
My wonderful friend Juliana (the queen of cooking, baking, crafting, mommying ) Gave me this yummy recipe and we tried it last night, so I thought I would post it for all to enjoy.

Pork Chops with Basil Cream Sauce

4 boneless pork chops, ¾ inch thick

olive oil

1 TBS butter

½ cup chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

¾ cup white grape juice, or chicken broth with a little sugar added

1 cup half n half

1 TBS flour

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

¼ cup chopped fresh basil

1 TBS parsley

Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat…brush chops lightly with olive oil and cook for 5-10 minutes…turning occasionally, until evenly browned on both sides…make sure they are done! Remove chops to a serving platter and tent with foil.

Melt butter in same skillet over medium heat…add onion and garlic…cook until tender…stir in grape juice…bring to a boil, reduce heat and boil gently for 3 minutes uncovered.

Whisk together cream, flour, salt, and pepper…add to skillet…cook, stirring constantly until sauce thickens…stir in basil and parsley…cook one minute. Serve sauce over chops and mashed potatoes. REALLY good the next day!

1 comment:

Ginger said...

I'm so glad you found your files and that you didn't keep looking for them after you found them. ;)