pork chops with cider gravy

I'm always in need of ideas, I like to know what other people are cooking- simple or complex. It just helps me to plan and gives my family some diversity.
So I thought I would post my week menu...
I just plan 5-7 meals and make whatever I feel like on the day of. Not necessarily in any specific order.
Other Than Sunday...that is always roast, potatoes, veggie and sometime seasonal fruit.

Tonight is Teriyaki Beef, sticky Rice w/Soy sauce (kids all time favorite), honey butter carrots YUM

Other nights...

Breaded Chicken, Marshed potatoes and Country Gravy {mouth watering} zucchini

Pan Seared Fish, rice pilaf, veggie

Pork Chops with cider gravy...see below, stuffing, broccoli

Taco Salad (ground beef- I love to season it myself. Toss in onions, cumin and chili powder. It's not sooo strong as the packets tend to be. avocado, tomatoes, sour cream, lettuce, cheese, olives, etc all on a bed of corn chips :)

  • 1 (1-inch-thick) bone-in pork chop
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO (extra-virgin olive oil)
  • 1 small onion, yellow or red, thinly sliced
  • 1 Gala or Golden Delicious apple,thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cloudy apple cider
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 corn muffin, split, buttered, and toasted


Season the chop with salt and pepper. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the EVOO in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chop until golden, 3 to 4 minutes per side, tenting loosely with foil once you turn the chop. Remove the cooked chop to a plate and cover to keep warm. Add the remaining EVOO and the onions and apples. Season with salt, pepper, and the thyme and cook until just tender, 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Douse with juice of the 1/2 lemon and remove to the plate with the chop.
Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to the skillet and when it melts, whisk in the flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring, then whisk in the cider and stock. Season the gravy with salt and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes to thicken.
Serve the chop covered with apples and onions, the gravy poured down over the top, and the muffin alongside.

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  1. i knooowww! I always need just ideas of simple quick meals!! I want to crockpot recipes!

  2. DES! I totally made Rachel Ray's pork chops with apples and onions this week!!! I read the reviews and ended up NOT doing the cider gravy because everyone said it was too sweet and we don't like sweet meat. I added the lemon like it called for at the end, and I also added a little chicken broth so we had a little more juice and it was deeeeeeeelicious!


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