Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

When I first got married there was an awesome division of labor in our house.  We both worked full-time (plus a little more) at good jobs and house work was something we just whipped through as quickly as possible.  We had a small house with one bathroom, so when my husband offered the deal that he would do laundry (sorry ladies, he's taken) if I did the bathroom each week I jumped at the chance.  He is great at laundry (an occasional shrunken sweater is a small price to play) and I hate, hate, hate it.  Here's the catch, when I became a stay-at-home mom, the idea of shared chores each week seemed a little silly.  SO, sadly, I now have to do laundry and toilets!  And, I'm terrible at laundry.  Seriously.  I can't tell you how many times I've had to rewash what was in the washing machine because I left it sit overnight.  The only thing I'm worse at is picking what to have for dinner.  So, I did pass that off on my hubby.  I made a spreadsheet with a list of about 40 weeknight dinner options, 10 or 15 weekend dinners (that take more time), and side options, and he is supposed to use that list to pick 5 dinners for the week.  One night we eat out and one night we have sandwiches or take out or leftovers.  One of our favorites are grilled pork chops and here is a simple recipe.  I served with Steamfresh brown rice and Steamfresh broccoli (don't knock it til you've tried it--they are lovely, fresh, and fast!).

Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops
4 boneless pork tenderloin chops
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs honey

In a small saucepan, reduce the vinegar and honey by half.  Allow the pork chops to come close to room temperature and season lightly with salt and pepper.  Grill the pork chops on medium heat.  Once cooked through, brush with the balsamic reduction and cook 5 minutes more.  Enjoy!

PS  I'm a little late on this, but Let's Go Steelers!! (One game doesn't a season make!)

1 comment:

  1. I now know what I'm cooking tonight....Keep the
    recipes coming...your little girl is very sweet.
    Go Steelers