" I truly think it is best to be a robin lightly dressed concocting soup inside my nest" ~Maurice Sendak

Making Do

Its been a very busy summer around our house. Between some minor house projects and traveling I haven't had the time to post anything new. To be honest I really haven't been cooking anything exciting...just kinda throwing stuff on the BBQ and tossing up a salad. 

We rented a cottage up north for a week. While we had some nice days to be out on the lake we also had lots of rainy days that sent us packing a day early.
I hadn't planned a lot of indoor meals that week as I thought the weather was going to remain dry and warm and the cottage had a great grill on the deck overlooking the lake. Well after two rainy days ( and I mean heavy downpour rain with winds!) by the third I was going to have to be creative and find a way to prepare the pork chops I bought for grilling outside in the cottage. I didn't have very much in the way of spices with me so I made do with what we had left.  I came up with a spicy sauce made from a can of beans and a few things in the fridge. We really liked how it turned out and will definitely make it again.

Cottage Pork Chops

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • 1 can of brown beans
  • 1/2 each green pepper and onion diced
  • 1/2 a bottle of original bbq sauce
  • 1tbs Tex Mex Seasoning
  • 1 tsp each salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 325F
Combine all ingredients except pork chops in a 9 x 11 baking dish.
Nestle the pork chops in the sauce and spoon some over top.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour.
Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

Wine Suggestion: Riesling

Cheers!