October 20, 2015

Rosemary & Garlic Pork Chops with Cranberry Quinoa

Pork chops are a quick and easy weeknight dinner that tastes even better in the fall with homemade cinnamon applesauce to go on top.The rosemary, garlic and cinnamon compliment each other nicely to bring out each flavor. Rather than going with the traditional rice or potatoes, I like to put quinoa with pork chops. To dress the side dish up for fall and make it extra tasty, I make a cranberry version. (This would be a great Thanksgiving side as well!) A side salad finishes off the meal nicely. When all is said and done, you end up with a dinner that looks and tastes fancier than it really is. Stop back Monday for my homemade cinnamon applesauce recipe to really bring this dish together.


Fall Recipe Week
All week I'm introducing you to easy, tasty recipes that are perfect for fall. Stop by each day so you don't miss out on learning how to make my easy chicken pot pie, best-ever apple crisp, spiced apple cake with cinnamon sugar buttercream frosting, and homemade cinnamon applesauce. I'm also sharing a roundup of yummy autumn recipes from other bloggers.

Rosemary & Garlic Pork Chops


by The Stay-at-Home Life
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Keywords: bake entree pork rosemary garlic American fall winter
Ingredients (6 pork chops)
  • 6 pork chops
  • 1 tsp Crushed rosemary
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • Cinnamon applesauce (stop by Monday for my homemade recipe)
Instructions
Combine garlic and rosemary
Sprinkle evenly over pork chops, adding more or less according to your taste preference
Bake pork chops at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until done
Smother with homemade cinnamon applesauce
Enjoy!
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Cranberry Quinoa


by The Stay-at-Home Life
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: boil side low-sodium vegetarian quinoa cranberries fall winter
Ingredients (6 servings)
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup traditional quinoa
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
Instructions
Combine reduced sodium chicken broth and traditional quinoa in a 2-quart pot
Bring to a boil
Cover and simmer for 10 minutes
Dump in dried cranberries and stir
Replace lid and simmer for an additional 5 minutes, until all water is absorbed
Enjoy!
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