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09/22/2013 09:50 PM
Greetings from Tink World!
Well, I’m happy to say that we got rain over the weekend! After almost a month of being dry, it was much needed. It really is amazing how fast the grass greens after a rain. The green is nice after the pastures being brown for so long!
At markets, many of you ask for cooking ideas/instructions. So, I like to try new things to share. Recently, I’ve had a craving for pork chops. I have the easiest “recipe” that is delicious and sure to please the whole family. Plus, it’s a one dish meal. That means less cooking and cleaning!
This isn’t really a recipe. I’m just giving you the idea and you get to spice it up yourself! You’ll need a pack of Tink’s pork chops and whatever sides you’d like to serve with them. I have been serving green beans and mixed potatoes since that’s what can be easily found at the market since they are both in season. Now that sweet potatoes are in season, I’ll probably be using them with apples.
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then, snap beans and cut up potatoes. In a glass baking dish, place the whole beans on one side, the pork chops in the middle and the potatoes on the other side. Then, spice as you wish. I use salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne pepper on the entire dish. Sprinkle a little turmeric on the chops. Then, pour a bit of sesame oil over the beans. Last, liberally spoon coconut oil over beans, chops and potatoes. This will melt and help meal from drying while cooking. This may require two glass dishes. I only cook two chops at a time, but could probably fit all four chops in if necessary.
Cover with foil and place the dish in the oven and bake for a total of 35 minutes. Turn the chops and mix up the potatoes after 25 minutes and bake for 10 minutes more. The chops could require a tad more or less time depending on their size.
That’s it. It’s really easy and the chops are even good left over. The best way to warm them is in the oven with coconut oil or to pan fry them.
Gus update: It’s hard to believe that my little man, is six months old today. He is growing so fast! He’s about 21 lbs. I haven’t measured him in a while. So, I’m not sure how long he is now. But, he’s going through clothes very quickly.
Gus is now sitting up, trying to crawl, fighting sleep and sticking his tongue out. He is so much fun! I can’t wait to be able to bring him to the market to show him off. I’m a proud mama!
As for markets, Team Tink will be at the Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesday, September 25 from 4-7 p.m. Then, on Thursday, September 26, we’ll be at the Evans Towne Farmers Market from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, we’ll be at the Decatur Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There are plenty of chances to catch us! So, we’ll see you at the market! Have a great week!