When there is too much snow to grill…

I had boneless pork chops on the meal plan for dinner, and I did not have the energy to think of anything else to eat. I thawed the pork chops, but I had no idea how to cook them. Big Daddy had already spent hours outside raking the snow from the roof and plowing the drive. I did not want to ask him to shovel the deck so we could grill the pork chops how we normally do. So I asked Facebook what to do with my meat. Some friends were helpful but some just made smart comments about using the snow shovel 🙂

I seasoned the meat with salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary. I seared it in butter in my big cast iron skillet. After the chops were browned on both sides, I topped them with sliced onions and added beef broth to the pan. I covered my skillet with a cookie sheet and let things simmer for about 20 minutes. I then thickened the sauce with some cornstarch mixed with water. I still prefer pork chops marinated and grilled, but this was tasty. Our 2-year-old liked dipping his meat in the pan sauce.

I also served simple baked sweet potatoes topped with butter and roasted broccoli. My 5-year-old daughter calls this “potato chip broccoli,” and she loves it! I just toss the broccoli with olive oil, salt, pepper and sometimes minced garlic. I then roast it in the oven at 425 for about 25 minutes.

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