My mom didn’t teach me how to cook pork. Actually, if I think about it, my mom didn’t teach me how to cook meat and I really didn’t care much back then either. About the one thing I remember wanting as a kid and not getting at home – was shrimp and bacon. Two of the no-no’s of our church. I would go to Nanny & Poppy’s house and would be thrilled if Poppy was eating bacon or shrimp. I still love both things but I rarely eat the bacon and that is mostly because my diet doesn’t need all that fat. That, and the fact that stripples taste pretty darn good to me so I don’t feel the need for bacon so much. My HS years were spent in a boarding academy so I really didn’t get a lot of cooking skills then either. I’m thinking its in my genes. To “know” how to cook. I certainly have the desire to learn more about cooking. I’d like to quit my job and just study culinary arts and keep cooking up a storm. Too bad I can’t afford to. Too bad I hadn’t felt this way 20 years ago.
While trying to think of appetizing and good for the waistline meals I decided on this Pork Chop with Maple Mustard Glaze from Cooking Light. I needed something that was quick and easy and something that I had the ingredients for on hand. This was served with salt potatoes and steamed spinach. Yeah, it made Grumpy happy. I’m thinking of trying the sauce on tofu though….For the recipe CLICK HERE