Saturday, September 10, 2011

It has happened.....

Our family has joined the hundreds of families that are insanely busy. Three soccer practices a week, two games on Saturday and church twice a week are just a few of the events that fill our calendar. Despite our busyness, we still have a family dinner every night. It's important to us to hear about the children's day as well as each other's. Loving to cook, and a willingness to try new things, ensures that there is good food waiting for us as we all come around the table and relax from our day. I have spent many hours looking through cookbooks, magazines and other blogs for dinner ideas and it has provided a reef of recipes.

This particular recipe is simple, but has a ton of flavor.
Pork Chops with Apples and Pears

Granny Smith apples and Bosc pears are perfect for this particular dish.
So glad I found these treasures, they were a great addition to the meal
If you've never tried couscous, I urge you to give it a go. My kids even eat it! There are many different flavors from plain to broccoli and cheese. Our family favorite is roasted garlic and olive oil. Tonight we tried Toasted Pine Nut and it was delicious!

Dinner is served!
Pork Chops with Pears and Apples
4 boneless pork chops
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced
2 pears cored and sliced
4 TBSP brown sugar
cinnamon, to taste
1 tsp ground ginger
salt and pepper, to taste
4-5 TBSP butter
line a 11x9 baking dish with foil, place a few slices of apple and pear in bottom and lay the pork chops on top. sprinkle with salt and pepper
now toss in the rest of the fruit. sprinkle with brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon. cut the butter up and place all over. cover with foil and bake at 375 for one good