Tuesday, February 3, 2009

{tasty tuesdays} Pork Chops

I've been a terrible slacker when it comes to Tasty Tuesdays, lately... maybe that's because I've been a terrible slacker when it comes to cooking! Part of this is due to the fact that we had a serious lack of real groceries for a time (I kept putting off my "real" shopping trip) and part of it is due to the fact that it's very hard to want to cook or to know WHAT to cook when every food you eat results in awful heartburn right around the time you'd like to be going to bed. Tums have become a best friend of mine, let's just put it that way. :)

However, the other night, I finally broke out of my no-cooking, just-throw-something-together mode and made an actual recipe. These are so yummy, and amazingly quick and easy. Start to finish, they took me maybe 15 minutes. Now that's what I'm talking about!

Pork Tenderloin with Creamy Mustard Sauce

1 pound thin-sliced pork chops (or, use the thicker kind and pound them down a bit)

salt and fresh-ground black pepper

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/2 cup evaporated milk

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2-3 green onions, sliced

Heat oil in large skillet over med-high heat. Season pork on both sides with salt and pepper and place in hot oil. Cook on each side for 2 minutes or until browned and cooked through. Remove from skillet; set aside and keep warm.

Reduce heat to low. Add evaporated milk and stir to looked brown bits from bottom of skillet. Stir in mustard and green onions and cook, stirring frequently, for a few minutes. Return pork to skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more or until sauce is slightly thickened, turning pork to coat with sauce. Serve pork chops with sauce spooned over the top.

Makes approx. 4 servings.

And for dinner tonight? Well, tonight, I don't have to cook! My honey and I are going on a date (let's hear a resounding YAY!!!). Caitlyn, always a sweetie, is coming over to watch the girls, and Jeremy and I are eating at this place and then seeing this movie. I'm so excited for date night that I may just burst into lots of happy little pieces!


alyssa said...

That looks really good! I'll have to try that next time Chris picks up some pork chops! Tell me how Moo Creamery is, my grandparents went the other day and said it was really good, but it was so crowded they didn't even get to try ice cream :(

Tristan said...


YAY! For dates!!! That movie is supposed to be good!!

*CPA* Su said...

That looks YUMMY!

I've never heard of that place...guess I'm way out of the loop! I must go there...let us know if it's yummy!

And YAY!! for date nights! Of course we expect a full report...well of the details you can share! ;) Have a great time!

sarah marie p said...

I'm so sorry I've been such a bad lil commenter! :( I hope you and your boy have the best time on your date night! That restaurant sounds delish! And I just saw that movie on Sunday! Can't wait to hear what you think of it!

Misty said...

it sounds AMAZING!!!!

Nickie said...

I have been wanting to try Moo Creamery...How was it??

By the way...The pork chops look yummy:)

Steph said...

Ohhh after you posted this I was like ohhh man the next time we are in town we are sooooo going there. I hope you guys had fun and had some good food and ice cream :)

thatmom said...

Talia, I am anxious to hear what you thought of the movie.....

Kourtni said...

Wow... that looks delicious. I don't even usually like pork, but for that I would make an exception.
Hey, how was Moo Creamery??? We've been meaning to go, but haven't gotten a chance yet. Let us know what you thought! Oh.. and how was the movie?? I really want to see it.