Daily Archives: April 7, 2012

Pork Chops with Garlic and Wine

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The makings of the meal: ( I got this receipe from the Pioneer Woman )

Pork Chops ( I get the pork chops from Costco. They are with out bone and thick so I cut them in half for more to serve )

Olive Oil & Butter

Peeled Garlic Cloves

Red Wine

Balsamic Vinegar

Beef Broth

Bay Leaves

Salt & Pepper

Salt and Pepper both sides of the Pork Chops. Then sear them in a heavy skillet with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter over high heat. You don’t need to cook them all the way through at this stage; The goal is to get as much color on both sides as possible.

Remove the Pork Chops to a plate and set them aside for a bit.

Reduce the heat to medium-high and throw in the peeled garlic cloves. Stir the garlic around and cook it for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the garlic starts getting nice and golden brown and begins to soften. Then pour in a good amount of Red Wine.

Throw in a Bay Leaf, then let it bubble up and become nice and violent.

Let it reduce for several minutes. You want the garlic to continue to cook and soften a bit.

Then throw in pork chops and some beef broth! Arrange them in the skillet so that they’re swimming in the sauce a bit. Just let them set in there and continue to cook. The juices from the pork will become a part of the sauce and the flavor. Drizzle in a tablespoon or so of balsamic. Then let the chops simmer for another couple of minutes.

When the sauce is starting to reduce and thicken. Take the pork chops out of the skillet.

Let the sauce continue to bubble. Reducing the sauce is the key! Work the garlic around and make sure it’s soft enough to easily cut with a knife. Fell free to splash in a little more beef broth if the sauce needs a tiny bit more liquid.

At the very end, throw in a tablespoon of butter.

Add a small amount of salt and pepper. Stir to make an awesome sauce.

Arrange the pork chops on a plater or what ever you have. Then pour the whole skillet of sauce over the pork chops, garlic and all. You can also sprinkle the top with a little chopped parsley or sliced green onions if you think it needs a little green.  It is so awesome! My family loves it 🙂  You can serve it with mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, white rice, and of course some awesome garlic bread.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Have an awesome Easter weekend!

Lady Beth

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Added some color

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To the table in the hall I added some color. This was on a Christmas gift I got from my Mother in law Peggy. She always makes her gifts so pretty on the outside. So we can reuse the pretty little things she puts on them 🙂

Isn’t it very pretty? I like the color it adds to the piece. I hope it does not look to Holidayish 🙂

It’s small but I still like it. I think it looks much better.

This is a small blog I hope you liked it

Thank you for reading it!

Lady Beth

Orgenizing my kitchen cupboard

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This is my messy cupboard that everyone can see when you are in my kitchen.

Wow what a mess! Look how there is dishes, sprays, oils and teas.

This is the other side with cups and glasses.

Wow so much better. I put my bowls I use a lot on the top shelf. Then on the bottom shelf I put all the sprays, oils along with all the liquids.

This cabinet is to the right of the last one I showed you. There are my mason jars and oh yes my Pampered Chef. I love my Pampered Chef. I will blog about that soon.

Then this cupboard is to the right of the mason jar cupboard. I put the cups on the top shelf and the glasses on the bottom. It is so much better. Lets see what it  looks like with the cupboard doors shut.

Wow so much better. It looks organized 😉

Here is a cupboard all by itself. With all my colorful dishes.

Now that one looks nice with the door shut. This one has always been this way 🙂

This one I did not get a before picture. But believe me it was a mess. Look how nice it looks now!

This cupboard is in the island under the stove. Oh and it was a mess I did not get the before picture.

This is to the left of the one I just showed you. Not so much you can do with that piping for the stove vent.

This pull out cupboard is up high above the oven. It was ok I just did not get much use out of it. So I did some organizing and came up with this.

So I put the food processor in the back I do not use that much. Then put my pans up there so much easier to reach.

I love this little pull out cupboard. Here it is a mess.

Wow so much better I can see what I have in there now 🙂

Same cupboard just from the other side.

Will I hope you enjoyed this blog. Have an awesome Easter weekend!

Lady Beth