September 08, 2009

Its in my genes

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1 serving = 5 points

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

18 comments:

  1. Ohhh, life isn't worth living without the bacon.......

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  2. My mom never allowed me to cook, but I always collected recipes and watched cooking shows from an early age. Thanks for sharing the CL recipe Shelby.

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  3. I had no idea you went to a boarding school (why would I, lol). Did you like it? Anyhoo, I am thinking this glaze looks just fine to me. I love maple with pork.

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  4. Did you say pork chops with maple-mustard glaze? ....and you don’t know, how to cook…....
    Ohh Shelby this looks positively sinful!

    Cheers!

    Gera

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  5. I used to overcook pork but I think I have it down now...I love juicy and tender pork. The sauce looks amazing!

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  6. No bacon or shrimp! Oh, boy those were one of the few things I would eat.

    Btw, I'll have that pork chop! I'm starving and it's waaay past lunch which I haven't had yet! :(
    ~ingrid

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  7. Your pork chop looks delicious! I love a good pork chop, but need a little bacon in my life too! A nice BLT with a fresh garden tomato is perfect during the summer!

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  8. Wow, no bacon, that's tough!

    I would like to go to culinary school as well. I hope you get to go if that's your hearts desire!

    The pork is wonderful. I love that maple glaze!

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  9. i love the glaze, what fun flavors to put on pork!

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  10. I'm with you... wish I could study culinary arts and cook my days away! Not possible at this stage of my life, but perhaps one day!

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  11. I've spent a most of my nearly 16 years of marriage just being a mediocre cook (as in just managing to keep the hubs from starving). But with blogging, I've really immersed myself in learning to be a more intuitive cook - to make something on the fly rather than follow a recipe to a T. However, I'm also realizing that the act of cooking (from a recipe or my imagination) is enjoyable. Period. I love all that you do!

    The Maple Mustard Glaze looks soooo good and I love your new profile pic!

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  12. What a GREAT photo!! No bacon? Oh my you were indeed deprived.

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  13. This looks so good! The maple glaze sounds delicious.

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  14. My mum never cooked and I learnt cooking from my gandma. THe pork chop looks yummy esp with the glaze.

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  15. That's a really great photo, makes it look very appetizing! Mustard and pork chops really pair well!

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  16. Maple-mustard are these two magical ingredients I love together!

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  17. Looks delicious. I would eat these with mashed potatoes. What a great meal.

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  18. I don't prepare much pork either, but this looks like a great recipe!!

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