Cherry Balsamic Pork Chops  

secret_lade 47F
14498 posts
11/28/2021 4:05 pm
Cherry Balsamic Pork Chops

It's what's for dinner!

Being the scary untalented cook that I am....

I have to say, stumbling upon Hello Fresh has been an amazing turn of events. A coworker had told me that he and his wife were giving it a try and I thought to myself...

Self! This sound like EXACTLY what you need!

Step by step recipe cards.... All the ingredients.... Just the perfect amount of food for 2 people!



I've had a hard time cooking for just the Spawn and I. Either she doesn't like what I'm cooking or I cook way too much and it sits in the fridge until I have to throw it out.

Such a waste....

And the grocery shopping.

I hate grocery shopping.

It's only been my first week but, so far, I'm impressed.

The Spawn and I are cooking dinner together now! And eating together in the DINING ROOM!

Plus, I'm eating foods like this...



Here's proof that the impossible can indeed, be... Possible!

Happy Sunday!

Oh, and... Let's all just kind of sweep that cutting board incident under the carpet. Nothing to see here....

Especially not that hot pad I accidentally caught on fire too.

SnkyLnk616 24M
9 posts
12/27/2021 11:04 am

Nice


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
12/3/2021 12:53 am

Thank you, it was tasty.


bradinky2019 61M
13 posts
12/2/2021 2:24 am

that looks good


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/30/2021 3:18 pm

    Quoting WyoCowboy7751:
    Meals of that sort sound Sooo tempting when for two people 😉 Very little need for actual grocery shopping other than other necessities !! My only thing is being on Low Sodium Diet; I don't think those would be okay !! 🤠
This is all fresh food that you prepare yourself... So, the only sodium in there is the sodium you add yourself.


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/30/2021 3:17 pm

    Quoting mc_justmc:
    I can't eat prepared frozen food. I just wish they'd make more single serving cans.
This wasn't prepared / frozen. Everything for this meal came fresh.


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/30/2021 3:15 pm

    Quoting citizen4722:
    That looks great. I was playing spot the difference in the two images
It was very tasty. And it turned out great!


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/30/2021 3:14 pm

It was very good.


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/30/2021 3:12 pm

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    Hello Fresh sounds like a great idea if you don't like grocery shopping.
It's perfect for me cause I do hate grocery shopping. Plus, everything is all measured out. I know I'll be using everything that comes in the kit and I don't have to measure anything. Now, if I do choose to recreate the recipe on my own, the measurements are all included on the recipe card.


citizen4722 64M  
74215 posts
11/29/2021 12:35 pm

That looks great. I was playing spot the difference in the two images


scoupe42 58M  
13027 posts
11/29/2021 7:21 am

Look tasty!


WyoCowboy7751 68M
2475 posts
11/29/2021 6:36 am

Meals of that sort sound Sooo tempting when for two people 😉 Very little need for actual grocery shopping other than other necessities !! My only thing is being on Low Sodium Diet; I don't think those would be okay !! 🤠


spunkycumfun 61M/66F  
40578 posts
11/29/2021 4:16 am

Hello Fresh sounds like a great idea if you don't like grocery shopping.


mc_justmc 61M  
6928 posts
11/29/2021 4:05 am

I can't eat prepared frozen food. I just wish they'd make more single serving cans.


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/29/2021 2:05 am

    Quoting MrRareity:
    It looks delicious what time is dinner tomorrow?
On today's menu is Beef Bulgogi Meatballs. 7pm sharp! LOL


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/29/2021 2:02 am

    Quoting New2Midlo:
    Those home delivery / meal kit services can be great for those who are developing their skills in the kitchen. A former partner tried it and the results were quite edible, which was a departure from what typically came from her kitchen.
I'm definitely picking up some new skills. I don't really ever cook for anyone other than my kids, but who knows. Maybe one day...


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/29/2021 1:47 am

    Quoting  :

I've never really been much of a pork chop person, but these were really good. I would definitely make them again.


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/29/2021 1:45 am

Everything comes right to your door.... Easy peasy. Plus, if you want to try the recipe on your own, you get the recipe cards with all the steps and ingredients.


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/29/2021 1:39 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Wow! Looks great!
    Go for it, if it works for you. 😊 👍
It was very tasty. I can't wait to try this week's recipes.


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/29/2021 1:35 am

    Quoting ProfessorNaught:
    Get a toaster oven
    Using it [and] cooking for one or two can be a lot easier. I lean towards the stir-fry approach though . . . it takes one pans and 20 mins or the time to make rice. Preparing stir-fry meats makes it easy to balance vegies without over cooking or making too much. In a toaster oven you can bake/broil your tators, brocoli and chops all at once (for one:: two cops is crowded ). But you can fit a couple of thick, stuffed chops I have to shop for vegies only when I eat them, otherwise they go bad in the reefer before making it to the trash.

    ps: a real toaster oven - they selling a lot of crap today - mines' like 20 yo - lol
I bought a toaster oven when I moved into this house... I absolutely LOVE it. It's one of the bigger ones that has an air fry function on it as well. You are right, so much easier to cook for one or two.


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/29/2021 1:27 am

    Quoting MrWrong4RghtNow:
    That's great! And the plus is that you're getting the kiddo to cook with you!! Pretty soon, she can do the cooking solo...for both of your sakes. Lol just kidding!
i look forward to a day when she can do the cooking solo.... LOL Might be a while, though. I watched her slice up a shallot yesterday. It was a long process.


MrWrong4RghtNow 55M  
2375 posts
11/29/2021 1:03 am

That's great! And the plus is that you're getting the kiddo to cook with you!! Pretty soon, she can do the cooking solo...for both of your sakes. Lol just kidding!

My name is MrWrong and I approved this comment


ProfessorNaught 109M
1398 posts
11/28/2021 11:40 pm

Get a toaster oven
Using it [and] cooking for one or two can be a lot easier. I lean towards the stir-fry approach though . . . it takes one pans and 20 mins or the time to make rice. Preparing stir-fry meats makes it easy to balance vegies without over cooking or making too much. In a toaster oven you can bake/broil your tators, brocoli and chops all at once (for one:: two cops is crowded ). But you can fit a couple of thick, stuffed chops I have to shop for vegies only when I eat them, otherwise they go bad in the reefer before making it to the trash.

ps: a real toaster oven - they selling a lot of crap today - mines' like 20 yo - lol


Paulxx001 64M  
22494 posts
11/28/2021 9:42 pm

Wow! Looks great!
Go for it, if it works for you. 😊 👍


Vegeta511111 36M
24 posts
11/28/2021 7:55 pm

Might be worth trying


New2Midlo 52M  
1064 posts
11/28/2021 6:41 pm

Those home delivery / meal kit services can be great for those who are developing their skills in the kitchen. A former partner tried it and the results were quite edible, which was a departure from what typically came from her kitchen.


lonlyforlove2 79M  
30454 posts
11/28/2021 5:38 pm

    Quoting secret_lade:
    It was very tasty.... My daughter ate everything on her plate. This was our third recipe, so far she's liked them all. Plus she's actually wanting to help me cook. Loving it!
Looks like a win-win situation, again congrats on a good venture into a different .. cuisine.

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see [post 4432866]
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/28/2021 5:28 pm

It was really very tasty. That cherry balsamic stuff - Yummo!


MrRareity 62M  
4565 posts
11/28/2021 5:25 pm

It looks delicious what time is dinner tomorrow?

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realise we have only one - Confucious


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/28/2021 5:21 pm

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    That looks yummy! Sooo....what time is dinner?
    And that hot pad....was it well done, too? Or did you stop at medium rare? lol
    I've got a hot pad that has a burn on one corner. Got a bit too close to the heating element in the oven. Oops...
It was very good! I put some of the cherry balsamic stuff on my broccoli - Yummo!! As for the hot pad, definitely well done. I had to throw it out. LOL


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/28/2021 5:15 pm

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    Weel arn't you smart.. Mighty Mom in da kitchen.. Looks good, I am sure it was a pleasure for you to find this and have it work so well; hope it continues, do keep us posted on the progress of this new adventure, easy cooking and eating with the daughter....
It was very tasty.... My daughter ate everything on her plate. This was our third recipe, so far she's liked them all. Plus she's actually wanting to help me cook. Loving it!


Funandpart 61M
11 posts
11/28/2021 5:01 pm

Happy Sunday. Looks delicious


pagancountrygirl 64F
6398 posts
11/28/2021 4:54 pm

That looks yummy! Sooo....what time is dinner?
And that hot pad....was it well done, too? Or did you stop at medium rare? lol
I've got a hot pad that has a burn on one corner. Got a bit too close to the heating element in the oven. Oops...

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


lonlyforlove2 79M  
30454 posts
11/28/2021 4:51 pm

Weel arn't you smart.. Mighty Mom in da kitchen.. Looks good, I am sure it was a pleasure for you to find this and have it work so well; hope it continues, do keep us posted on the progress of this new adventure, easy cooking and eating with the daughter....

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see [post 4432866]
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


secret_lade 47F
9026 posts
11/28/2021 4:09 pm

It's what's for dinner!

Being the scary untalented cook that I am....

I have to say, stumbling upon Hello Fresh has been an amazing turn of events. A coworker had told me that he and his wife were giving it a try and I thought to myself...

Self! This sound like EXACTLY what you need!

Step by step recipe cards.... All the ingredients.... Just the perfect amount of food for 2 people!

I've had a hard time cooking for just the Spawn and I. Either she doesn't like what I'm cooking or I cook way too much and it sits in the fridge until I have to throw it out.

Such a waste....

And the grocery shopping.

I hate grocery shopping.

It's only been my first week but, so far, I'm impressed.

The Spawn and I are cooking dinner together now! And eating together in the DINING ROOM!

Plus, I'm eating foods like this...

Here's proof that the impossible can indeed, be... Possible!

Happy Sunday!

Oh, and... Let's all just kind of sweep that cutting board incident under the carpet. Nothing to see here....

Especially not that hot pad I accidentally caught on fire too.


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