I think this summer might be the most hectic one I have ever experienced. My daughter is leaving for her first year of college. I had to take over finances for my ailing father from 3 states away. My boys were in summer soccer leagues and both of their teams made the championships which meant a school year style sport schedule way into August.
You get the picture.
So dinners have been on the very simple side the past few weeks. An example are these soy sauce and lemon pork chops served alongside a roasted potato salad. The pork chops get so much flavor from the simple marinade and they bake up meltingly tender. The potato salad is packed with bacon and tossed with a delicious Dijon vinaigrette.
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
4 pork chops
1. In a shallow dish, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, lemon juice, pepper and oil. Add pork chops, and turn to coat evenly. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
2. Preheat oven to 375℉/190℃.
3. Place marinated pork chops in a roasting pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, basting meat often with marinade.
Recipe from AllRecipes.com
Roasted Potato And Green Bean Salad
6 medium red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 large red onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
2. Place potatoes, onion and green beans in a greased 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Drizzle with oil and toss to coat.
3. Roast 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring twice.
4. Transfer to a large bowl and add bacon.
5. Pour vinaigrette over potato mixture and toss to coat. Serve warm.
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1. In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. Gradually whisk in oil until blended.
Recipes from Simple & Delicious Magazine
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