My fridge/freezer/pantry needed a serious clean out. What better way to make use of those groceries than for a come one, come all Sunday Supper!!
Sunday Supper has been a tradition in my family since long before I came along.
Back in the day when my family seat was in the Upstate of SC, my Great-Grandmother (who I was blessed to have until I was 10 years old) had one rule. Weekly. Sunday. Supper. Attendance was mandatory-no exceptions. Those dinners were amazing…everyone in the family took turns hosting and everyone contributed. The menu was always southern traditional-comfort food, good for the soul but NOT the waste-line.
I digress…looking in my freezer there were pork-chops ready to go…and I had a ton of veggies. A quick look on my favorite recipe site Food52.com provided me with a pork-chop marinade. YUM, and easy!
~Defrost and pat pork-chops dry.
~Salt and Pepper both sides to taste.
~Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a medium hot pan, wait until oil ripples in pan.
~Brown pork-chops on both sides for 4 minutes each.
~Add one half of a thinly sliced onion (or shallot) to the pan.
~Add 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of chicken broth to the pan and cover for 15 minutes.
~ Remove top and cook for 5 more minutes or until cooked through.
Veggies Galore Salad
**This is a total no-brainer. I took all the veggies out of my crisper&pantry and put them in a big bowl. In this case the ingredients were:
~Hearts of Romaine
~Heart of palm
~Artichoke hearts (in water) quatered
Toss with your favorite dressing, and serve! My go-to dressings are always Hidden Valley Zesty Italian (I throw a packet dry of this seasoning in my homemade pimento cheese) and Ken’s Steakhouse Greek dressing. Delish!
What are your dinner traditions??! I am hosting my family next weekend…any suggestions??! Have a great Monday-enjoy every thing you can from every minute of it!