I think that my Atkins dieting husband is really missing pasta and all the lovely sauces that go with them. I had a poke around google and found a lot of folks were pairing Pork Chops and Alfredo Sauce! Now I know Pork Chops are a far cry from Pasta but it seems to have hit the spot. I reckon this is a recipe that will be in my rotation from now on. Lucky for me it is so incredibly easy to make too! The salad took the most effort to make!
I cooked the seasoned the pork chops with salt and pepper, a bit each of onion and garlic powder; just a hint of each. I was going to cook them in olive oil but the jar of bacon drippings on the counter caught my eye so I used about a tablespoon of that instead.
I cooked the chops in my electric frying pan at 350F for 6 minutes, seasoned the second side, flipped them over, put the lid on and continued cooking for another 6 minutes.
While that was cooking I melted about 8 ounces of cream cheese over medium-low heat, stirred in about 3/4 cup of heavy cream, stirring until smooth.
Next I added 2 ounces of grated fresh parmesan cheese and stirred some more, until smooth.
Finally I added a bit of salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Plate the pork chops, spoon alfredo sauce over top and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
500gm Pork Chops, Boneless
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper, to taste
1/2 teaspoon each Garlic and Onion Powder
8 ounces Cream Cheese
3/4 cup Heavy Cream
2 ounces grated Fresh Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Pinch of Nutmeg
It is time to go grocery shopping! I had a difficult time pulling together a dinner tonight! Thank goodness my mother cooked up a huge salmon yesterday and sent some home with us.
The men said that they loved the Salmon Pot Pie!
While sweet potatoes were cooking I pan fried an onion until softened, added about a half cup of cream cheese, the same amount of mayonnaise, stirring until it all melty. Added some salt, pepper, a bit of lemon juice, some dill (think I could have added a bit more of that) then stirred in about 1 lb of baked salmon.
I poured all of that into a 2l casserole dish, lightly sprayed with vegetable oil spray, topped the salmon layer with fresh spinach.
Drained cooked sweet potatoes, mashed them with a potato masher and smoothed over the salmon and spinach, tucking all bits of spinach under the mashed sweet potatoes.
Smoothed out the top, into a preheated 375F oven for 30 minutes.
1 kg Sweet Potato
1 Onion, chopped
1/2 cup Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
Dill, to your liking
500gm Baked Salmon or Canned Salmon
Oh man, so very tired when I came in from work and so did NOT want to cook last night! Alas the grocery store didn’t have a cooked chicken ready for at least 20 minutes and I sure wasn’t going to hang around the store waiting….oh, I could have hung out in the Book/Mag aisle and got all caught up on my mag browsing! Then again, like I said, I was fading fast and one of the purchases in my basket was coffee beans and I had a real fanging for a cup of coffee!
Anyway, I probably did my family a favour by leaving the store without the chicken but now I had to cook! My husband is trying to shed a few so we can no longer rely on the old, “Oh, we can just have a bowl of cereal, throw in some fruit and nuts and call Dinner done.” Sadness, I know. Another standby fave was Eggs, Hashers and Veggie “Bacon” or “Sausages” with Toast but, well, we don’t do that anymore either.
So, coffee now in hand, I chopped a few things, sliced a few others, threw them in a deep frying pan and made stir fry veggies. Normally I would have thrown in some Teriyaki sauce but apparently that is off limits now too O.o I threw in a few Tablespoons of H2O and crumbled in a McCormicks Vegetable Stock cube. It was pretty tasty!
For the Beef Strips? I had some Sliced Steak in the freezer from a couple of weeks ago that cooked up nicely in a Tablespoon of Hoisin Sauce combined with 1/2 cup of water; I just chucked the liquids on top of the still thawing steak strips, stuck a lid on the pan for a few minutes, removed the lid to reduce liquid.
Don’t call me Late for Dinner!
(Disclaimer…I didn’t actually eat that stuff aside from a taste of the veggies. Before, while and after that was cooking I made a great big bowl of salad which I hope will last through today 😉
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