Easy Weeknight Dinner

Dining In logo Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops 2

Have you committed to participate in the AAFCS “Dining In” For Healthy Families event December 3?  It’s easy to register and do something tangible to promote Family and Consumer Sciences Day and healthy eating.  Help AAFCS double the participation from last year and reach their goal of 200,000 families preparing and serving a healthy dinner to their families. 

To help you plan an easy and delicious dinner on December 3, I’m sharing some of my favorite dinner recipes.  Last night I made Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops.  Give this yummy recipe a try this weekend.  I think it will become one of your family favorites, too!

Cinnamon-Apple Pork Chops

2 tablespoons butter, divided
4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
4 medium tart apples, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Directions:

1.    In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat.

2.    Add pork chops; cook 4 to 5 minutes of each side or until a thermometer reads 145° F.

3.    Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

4.    Remove chops; keep warm. 

5.    Add apples, pecans, brown sugar mixture and remaining butter to pan; cook and stir until apples are tender.

6.    Serve chops with sauce.

Yield:    4 servings

Nutritional Facts
1pork chop with ⅔ cup apple mixture equals 316 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 62 mg cholesterol, 232 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein.

Have a great weekend, Everyone!

Ramona

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