Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fantastic Fall Meal

Very simple, and very tasty, this is a perfect company meal for fall! May I suggest pumpkin cheesecake for dessert? Mmmmmmm!

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Pork Chops and Apples

  • 3 lbs. apples, peeled, cored, sliced
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 6-8 pork chops
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 c. white cooking wine, sherry, or chicken broth*
*I ran out of cooking wine, and the last time I made it, I thought using just the broth missed a bit of the spark I so enjoyed in this recipe. I found a wonderful way to add the missing "spark" is to add a Tbs. or two of apple cider vinegar to the broth. It worked perfectly!

Brown the pork chops in a little bit of oil in a skillet.

In the meantime, grease a 9x13 pan. Arrange the apple slices in the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the brown sugar and a generous amount of cinnamon on top. Dot with the butter.

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Lay the pork chops over the apples. Sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Pour your liquid of choice on top and bake at 350* for one hour.

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Acorn Squash
Cut your squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the insides.

acorn squash

Prick both sides gently all over with a fork. Fill the cavities of the squash with a Tbs. or so of butter, brown sugar to taste and some walnuts or pecans.

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Put the halves into a small baking dish (8x8 works well) and add some water to the pan until it is about 1/2" deep. Bake with the pork chops for about an hour.

Fall Inspired Green Salad
  • 1 head of romaine, washed and torn
  • 2 small apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 small red onion sliced as thinly as possible
  • a handful of craisins
  • a handful of pecans or walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • tastes delicious with raspberry pecan or poppy seed dressing
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  1. This sounds absolutely perfect. My mouth is watering while I eat my breakfast. :)

  2. Eureka! I was able to comment!


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