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September 19, 2008

Sage Pork Chops

Filed under: Main Dish, Pork — Tags: , — bettylou79 @ 10:34 am

I decided to take a look at all my old Everyday Food magazines when I was menu planning on Sunday. I have enough of them stacked by all my cookbooks, that I figured it couldn’t hurt! I found this recipe in an edition from March of 2007. We will definitely try these again! As I was cooking the pork chop sauce I said to my husband, “Yeah, for cooking with wine!” Earlier this week I made Coq Au Vin and that also smelled wonderful. The recipe doesn’t call for pork chops with the bone in but I used them any way and cooked them a bit longer in the beginning to insure that they were done. Enjoy!

Sage Pork Chops

source: Everyday Food Magazine

Ingredients

serves 4

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

Directions

  1. Season pork generously with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium; add pork. Cook until browned and opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, and cover loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  2. Make sauce: Add shallot to skillet; cook over medium, stirring until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add sage, thyme, and wine. Simmer until sauce is reduced to about 1/3 cup, 2 to 3 minutes; stir in any accumulated juices from plate with meat. Transfer chops to plates, drizzle with sauce, and serve with Parmesan Rice.

July 24, 2008

Wine anyone?

Filed under: Drinks — Tags: — bettylou79 @ 7:57 am

Yes please! My husband and I are starting to have a growing interest in wine. We live in a state that has quite a number of wineries. We are trying to educate ourselves about food and wine pairings too.

I was browsing through my Google Reader today and came across a post from Not Martha that piqued my interest. Sometime I just browse her link posts but today the word wine caught my eye. She mentioned a website that sells wine bottles that have damaged labels or outdated labels. I had to check it out. The website is called The Accidental Wine Company. I’m interested in purchasing the package that is called David’s Proclivity. It is only $36 for 3 bottles of wine. You tell them what color wine you want and ta da new wines to try! I love this idea. I guess I will have to say no to a pair of shoes in the future and give this site a try! Te he!! Has anyone else heard of or tried this site?

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