So the first thing I thought of when I woke up today?
This epic scene from Friends. Because we all know I can’t go a day without something relating back to the best show of all time. Could I be any more predictable?
So Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my readers – I love y’all to chocolate-covered pieces!
Obviously, today is a day to let the love flow. I’ve never been a huge fan of a big outing or major to-do on the holiday, but I think any day designated to tell the people you love just that can’t be all that bad.
In addition to a silly card and a bag of the hubby’s favorite candy (anything peanut butter and chocolate) I usually plan a nice meal in for us to celebrate. One year that involved my Mustard Glazed Lamb – and another year that involved us ordering pizza. It is what you make it people.
This year I have a special little treat – which I won’t divulge quite yet since I have a good hubby who reads my blog – but I’ll have to share it with y’all next week. Too fun.
Anyways – obviously I try out a lot of new recipes on my husband. Some good. Some not. Some “meh” – but I always look for an honest response from him on whether or not I should put it in our regular rotation.
Well a few weeks ago, I tried a new recipe from Cooking Light and it was pretty good. The next week I found myself with some ingredients to use up and figured I’d make the same recipe again with some modifications. It must have been better the second time around, because the hubby took a bite and said “Whoa, tell me about this one!”…like he had never had it before. It certainly made me chuckle, but it also made me smile that I didn’t have to coax out an opinion. Clearly, this one was a keeper – just like the Mr. (Awwwww).
Give it a try and let me know what you think! It’s pretty easy to throw together and the time it spends in the oven gives you time to clean up, assemble sides, etc.
Orange Mustard Glazed Pork Chops (Serves 2 – 8 WW points/serving)
Original recipe from Cooking Light found here.
2 6 oz. boneless lean pork chops, trimmed
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp. orange marmalade
1 1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 red onion cut into chunks
1 Tbsp. dried rosemary (or 4 fresh sprigs)
1/2 tsp. canola oil
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425.
In a small saucepan, whisk orange juice, marmalade and mustard together. Bring to a boil, reduce slightly and cook about 10 minutes, allowing it to thicken.
While sauce is heating, season your pork chops with salt and pepper on each side. Add oil to an ovenproof skillet and heat to medium. Cook chops 5 minutes. Sprinkle with rosemary turn and add onion wedges. Pour the sauce over the chops into the pan and bake 10-12 minutes until cooked through.
Plate chops and spoon sauce and onions over top. This is great with some roasted veggies and any sort of potatoes or bread.
Hope y’all have a great weekend…and Happy Valentine’s Day!