yesterday was wednesday.
Feb. 18, 2010 7:53 am
Updated: Feb. 18, 2010 10:26 am
I would like to report a successful (and fantastic) meal from last night. First of all, sorry I didn't post last night. We watched The Hurt Locker... it was such a good movie. Hubs is in the Army, of course, so he insisted on interjecting all of his field knowledge to combat or support the movie features. But it was kind of.. gruesome in a strange way. If you are into military action films, I recommend it. It certainly conjured up some emotion and reaction! We gave it a 7.5 out of 10 stars (that's what John said we gave it.. so I agree I guess lol).
At any rate, we tried these Honey Mustard BBQ Pork Chops and man were they good! I don't know much about pork chops, so I bought thin center cut chops (you know... the tiny little chops) and marinated them for just over 24 hours. The ONLY thing I did differently was on accident--I thought I had dijon mustard, but I only had plain yellow and spicy brown. By the time I discovered that, I just decided to go ahead with the recipe and use what I had. I used the spicy brown, a bit of a reduced measurement and prayed that it wouldn't be disgusting. It was not! The chops caramelized just right and had that pretty golden brown tint, just like the recipe photo. I wasn't sure they were completely cooked through because my meat thermometer is kinda wacky, so I popped them in a 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes while my garlic bread browned. That probably wasn't necessary but they came out great anyway. I served it alongside some steamed broccoli with lemon butter sauce and mmm.. did we ever enjoy that meal... hubby ate 4 of those little chops!! (I served him 2.)
TRY these. Some reviews state that the vinegar is overwhelming, but I did not find that to be so. I thought they were so good and sweet with a little tang to them. Besides, one can always tweak a marinade as desired.
Today, I have nothing to do but figure out what John is going to eat with his left over pork chops for lunch. Maybe a quick little lemon butter pasta with my leftover half a lemon??? I'm on it.
Tonight is sushi night. We have no idea where to go, so I'm just using
the urbanspoon app on my iPod to find a place. Wish us luck! Happy skillets to you, my friends :)