This is my Tomato and Pineapple pork simmering on the stove. These are boneless, bulk buy, pork chops. (ie. a cheap cut of meat that can be very dry, tough and tasteless.) I like to ‘sauce’ them up.
Start with a non-stick frying pan. Place 1 cup of low sodium tomato soup in the pan and add 3 tablespoons of water. Combine well. Heat on medium low and add your chops. Sprinkle generously with pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, a pinch each of savory, and cumin. Cover and let cook for about 15 minutes.
Remove cover. Drain and discard tomato sauce. Turn the pork chops over and add 1 cup of pineapple marinade. Lightly season with parsley and return to heat uncovered until chops are cooked through. Serve with rice or over rice for zippy taste treat. (I know I know – I should have taken a picture of it on the rice but honestly it was gone before I even thought of it!)
Glazed Pumpkin Cookies – Good any time of the year.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup pure pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Glaze (recipe follows)
PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheets or line with parchment paper.
COMBINE flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl and set aside.
Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended.
Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.
(These cookies will flatten out a bit on their own, but don’t have that large spread that you expect from some cookie batters.)
BAKE for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Place wax paper under your wire racks and place cookies to cool.
2 cups sifted powdered sugar,
3 tablespoons milk,
1 tablespoon melted butter, and
1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth.
Drizzle Glaze over cookies.
I would LOVE to say that these cookies are not fattening, but truth of the matter is – they are damaging to the waistline. Problem is they taste SO good, you can’t stop at just 1. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!