Last week I made a delicious fall dinner! Some people on Facebook asked for the recipes so I thought I would share with everyone.
First off I made Spiced Pork Chops. We had never had any meat with cinnamon but thought it sounded interesting.
SPICED PORK STEAKS
6 boneless center loin pork steaks
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg (I skipped because I didn't have any)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
Trim and discard all exterior fat from each pork steak. On a piece of wax paper, combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Dredge pork in flour mixture.
In large skillet over medium heat, saute pork steaks in butter and oil, turning occasionally until browned and cooked through, about 20 minutes. Makes 6 servings.
found here: http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1827,152162-251197,00.html
Then continuing with the fall-ish theme I made Baked Apples for the first time. I have had them one other time and The Husband said he likes them. Friends of ours own, who own an apple orchard, had just given us a bag of apples so this worked out well. This recipe had a little more of an apple crisp taste due to a little doughyness (made up word) from the flour.
BAKED SLICED APPLES
4 c. sliced apples
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. flour
1 stick butter
1/2 c. water
Pinch of salt
Dash of cinnamon
Place apples in baking dish 9x13. Mix sugar, flour and butter until crumbly; sprinkle over apples. Add water, salt and cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees until done and slightly brown.
Yields: 12 servings.
Then to top it off I made some Pumpkin Muffins for dessert. This is the easiest thing to make and we love them. They are very low in calories too....so plus for moms! I had to search for a recipe to post because its really only 2 ingredients so I just mix and go. You can also use any type of cake mix. This time I used Devils Food.
2 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins
18 ounces spice cake mix
15 ounces pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
Simply mix the pumpkin and the spice cake mix together until well combined.
Spoon into paper lined small muffin/cupcake tins, 2/3 full. (The batter is very thick and doesn't "settle", so you may wish to smooth the tops if you care what the finished product looks like!).
Bake at 350* 18-22 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. (130 calories each)
found here: http://www.recipezaar.com/2-Ingredient-Pumpkin-Muffins-260781
Hope you enjoy as much as we did! For other recipes go visit Tasty Tuesday and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.
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