We’ve been cooking around the world for quite a while now, and usually the recipes are okay, but not super popular, OR it’s cookies, and not something I’m going to cook all the time. However our New Zealand recipe of Rosemary pork chops was an amazing recipe for our homeschool geography lesson.
(At this point Jeff would add it because here’s how the cooking goes:
- I print the recipe and start cooking.
- I realized I”m missing a major key ingredient (usually a spice)
- I decide to randomly substitute for that spice
- Chaos ensues and the recipe is forgotten
- We eat something really strange tasting and I get puppy dog eyes from the rest of the family.
thus ends Jeff’s comment, I would like to point out no one has gotten sick from my cooking)
Ingredients for Rosemary Pork Chops:
4-6 pork chops (we chose boneless because I prefer that)
2-3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 Cup of fresh Rosemary (1/4 Cup dried)
2-3 cloves of garlic minced
Directions for cooking Rosemary Pork Chops:
1. Trim rosemary from stems. Rosemary is one of the few plants I can grow, though only in my front yard, and it’s growing like crazy and is taking over the front flower area…. I want to attempt to grow it in my backyard. Listen to your kids complain about the horrible smell as they trim it (while watching My Little Ponies).
2. Melt some butter, and grill up your pork chops. Sprinkle some rosemary on top and garlic (I ended up using garlic powder, ummmm, I didn’t have garlic cloves). Flip it and sprinkle some more on.
3. We had curly pasta with butter alongside, but I think mashed potatoes would have worked better, but a certain 8 year old had just eaten 4 pounds of mashed potatoes recently, so we were out of them.
Verdict on Rosemary Pork Chops:
Verdict: EVERYONE loved this, we’ve made it twice more since originally making it, and both times there was not a bit left. It’s our new favorite way to make pork chops.
Next month we’re heading off to Korea, and I’ve got some Beef Bulgogi planned, I can’t wait to try making that. Incidentally, I’ve already checked and you have to marinate it for a day ahead of time (and then I spiked making that and just went with a random beef stir fry that night, which prompted Jeff to tease me about reading recipes ahead of time, see above commentary).
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