Yeah yall, I went all out for this meal. I have never been a pork chop person, but I wanted something to test out this cranberry sauce on before I subjected everyone to it at Thanksgiving and let me tell you- the marinade I put on these pork chops changed my taste on this. I'm in the pork chop club. Officially. As long as I marinade it the same every single time.
Oh and I had my first experiment with kale. And goat cheese. And fruit. And nuts. All together. HELLO.
Can we just talk about how much work this amazing meal took? About 4% of my evening energy, but it appears to the eaters that it took hours. bwahaha.
Pork Chop Marinade:
Prep Time: 1 minute
- 3 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons Raw Honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
Put the marinated pork chops (2) onto a frying pan over medium heat and cover. Allow to cook 7 minutes on each side. So, that was easy. I'm still confused about why that was so easy yet tasted so good.
Garlic Cauliflower Mash (Low Carb Mashed Potato Substitute)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 1/2 head of cauliflower ($2.50)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup chicken broth ($.50)
- 1 teaspoon ceyenne pepper
Test to make sure they're ready to come out by poking the florets with a fork- the fork should easily poke through the florets.
Dump the contents of the pot into a blender and add the ceyenne pepper. Pulse until you have a mashed potato-y substance.
Servings: About 2 cups
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 25 minutes
- 12 oz bag of fresh cranberries ($4.00)
- 1/2 cup honey ($1.00)
- 1 cup water
- 1 cinnamon stick
Fall Kale Salad:
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0
- 1 bunch of kale ($3.50)
- 1/2 lemon worth of lemon juice ($.30)
- 1 apple, diced ($.99)
- 1/2 cup craisins ($.50)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts ($.50)
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese ($1.00- I def added more. As I've said before, goat cheese is crack for white girls)
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons honey
|THESE cauliflower florets with chicken broth...|
|Turn into THESE faux garlic mashed potatoes|
|turns into THIS cranberry sauce!|