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Menu Plan for Fall I: Week 7, Wednesday

Honey Mustard Pork
Sautéed Potatoes and Onions
Broccoli with Garlic Butter

Cooking time:  35 minutes for menu           Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

          Braising pork chops keeps them moist and tender; honey and mustard are another classic pairing.  Together, it makes a simple, sweet-savory mid-week dinner.   Fry a few potatoes and onions, and steam the last of the broccoli to round out this easy dinner.

Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Total time: 35 minutes
      Pork chops get fork-tender in no time when gently braised.   I prefer thinner, boneless chops for this spicy/sweet honey mustard sauce. They stay tender and moist, and the reduced sauce makes this a lovely main course.

Honey Mustard Pork Chops Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Sautéed Potatoes and Onions

Total time: 30 minutes
      A simple dish but so easy and full of flavor; cooking doesn't have to be complicated!

Fried Potatoes and Onions Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Broccoli with Garlic Butter  

Total time: 20 minutes
     A bit of garlic and butter can really bring out the flavor of broccoli and raise it from the mundane to the fantastic!

Broccoli with Garlic Butter Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 35 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
medium nonstick skillet, large skillet, steamer basket
and saucepan with lid

Chop onion, divide in half, sauté in each skillet
Mince all garlic
Cut potato
Add garlic to skillet for potatoes
Brown pork chops in other skillet (move onions aside)
Remove onions, garlic from potato skillet
Add potatoes, fry
Turn chops

Cut broccoli
Flip, stir potatoes
Add remaining ingredients to chops, cover, simmer
Steam broccoli
     Pause while stuff cooks
Mind the potatoes
Return onions/garlic to potatoes, stir, fry
Remove broccoli, discard water
Sauté garlic for broccoli
Uncover chops, remove, reduce sauce
Add broccoli to garlic
Finish potatoes, broccoli
Pour sauce over pork, serve