14 June, 2017
Keeping A Marriage Together With Pork Chops And Stuffing
What have I learned about having a marriage that lasts 45 years? One thing for sure, keep husband well fed. The old saying, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” is true in our relationship. A few other amusing quotes:
“Marriage is a relationship in which one is always right. The other is the husband.”
“My husband thinks I’m crazy, but I’m not the one who married me.”
Men say, “Happy wife, happy life.” Women say, “Happy husband…. nothing rhymes with husband. Oh well.”
Back to the care and feeding of my hubby who is more of a “meat and potatoes” kind of guy. Me? I’m a salad and pasta type of gal, so dinners can be interesting sometimes. I’m not a big fan of pork chops, but pork loin or porchetta (roast) is okay. And I have to chime in that I love eating wild boar in Italy – the depth of flavor is unbelievable when properly cooked.
To satisfy hubby’s tastes, I do my fair share of cooking roasts, or barbecuing meat of some kind. Pork chops is one of his favorites and fixed with stuffing is a comfort food for him. So I’ll share his favorite recipe with you in case you or someone in your life might like it.
Any type of pork chop will work in this recipe, thick or thin, bone-in or boneless.
Season the chops with your favorite spices.
Make up the stuffing mix, store-bought box or homemade (click on this recipe to show you how to make your own stuffing from leftover bread).
Once stuffing is made, place in pre-sprayed baking dish, and lay pre-seasoned pork chops on top.
- 2 pork chops
- 1 package stuffing mix (like StoveTop) OR 3-4 cups homemade stuffing
- 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
- 1/4 cup white or yellow onion finely chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 to 1 cup chicken or beef broth (store brand or homemade)
- Pinch of thyme (dried or fresh chopped)
- Pinch of sage (dried or fresh chopped)
- Pinch of marjoram
- Dash of garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- Sauté onions and celery in olive oil until softened.
- Add bread cubes, seasonings, and butter and enough broth to lightly moisten bread. Mix well. Don't get bread too wet as juices from pork chops will trickle down into the stuffing while cooking.
- Spread stuffing evenly in prepared baking dish.
- Season pork chops and lay on top of stuffing. Cover baking dish with lid or foil.
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the thickness of your pork chops). Internal temp of chop should reach 145 degrees when done.