Sept 27 Braised Pork Chops with mashed potatoes
Sept 28 Wing night with The Neighbours
You know, we had a few cold days and I started to crave mashed potatoes and stew and sauce and gravy and all of those great comfort foods of winter. I put away my short skirts and shorts and started wearing pants and cute little sweaters and jackets and jaunty scarves. Well, I am sitting here, sweating my butt off because it is muggy and humid and I really should be wearing shorts and flip flops and grilling squid but all I can think of are those comfort foods so hot September weather be damned!
We picked up a couple of marinated big, boneless pork chops from Shack's favourite butcher (there are only a couple of places where I will buy pre marinated meat and to be honest, I don't even know what the marinade was) but this dish would work with plain pork chops, seasoned with salt and pepper or any savoury spices you choose to use. Actually, the best thing about braising meat this way is that you can pretty much use your imagination. You can sub in part or all of the stock for beer, or white wine, or do half stock, half port. You can use heavy cream or evaporated milk like I did. You can add whatever herb you have laying around that you like. It's a no reEater's dream dish because I could make it every week from now until the end of the year and change it every single time.