Well I must say that nothing has really come out of my kitchen in the past week. Last Thursday we ate in the city since it was my mother birthday. Friday I made steak, Saturday we had company and it was Ukrainian Christmas so we were in the city at my parents. Sunday we just had left over’s from Saturday that I brought home with me. Monday we had pork chops in tomato sauce. Tuesday we ate in the city again. Wednesday we had pork loin in a mushroom cream sauce and today we are going to be in the city again. So as you can see not a lot was going on in my kitchen this week. However, it sure is dirty, not sure how that works!
On Saturday my mother sent home 3 beefsteak tomatoes that she had got from a lady at her work. I guess somehow a create fell off a truck and they took the tomatoes instead of letting them go to waste. It sounds like a fishy story and you expect a few winks after you hear that they fell off a truck. However, I guess it does really happen some times. As you can see the tomatoes were huge.
This is the only one left. I used its two buddies to make a fresh tomato sauce for my pork chops on Monday.
I forgot to take a picture before we ate it all, but this is the recipe for the sauce anyhow.
Pork chops in Fresh Tomato Sauce
2 pork chops
6 roma tomatoes or two beefsteaks
2 cloves of garlic
2tbps olive oil
¼ c red wine
1 small onion
6 white mushrooms sliced
1/4c heavy cream
In a hot skillet heat oil and brown pork chops on both sides and remove from heat. Add onions and wine to skillet and deglaze. Cook for 3 mins or until tender. Add mushroom and garlic and cook for another 3 mins.
Meanwhile blanch tomatoes to remove skins, core, chop and then add to onion mushroom mixture. Cook tomatoes for 15mins or until tender and sauce has thickened.
Add cream and stir into mixture until heated throughout.
Add pork back to sauce and cook for another 5 mins or until no longer pink
Serve with your choice of pasta or polenta,
I hope you enjoy and in case you are thinking wow they eat a lot of pork. Costco didn’t have any chicken when we went last week and we were beefed out after last week..so pork it is.
Make sure you head over to Robin’s blog The Gardener Of Eden and check out what is going on in her kitchen as well as other kitchens from around the globe.