Trying New Things – Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Cooking for boys.  That is basically what my new favorite cookbook is all about.  Whether you have one or 7,  this book Mad Hungry:Feeding Men & Boys by Lucinda Scala Quinn (who is apparently Martha Stewart’s food expert) will light your path.  I’m not saying that feeding guys is really that difficult, but I just love this book.  It’s not just recipes. It’s stories about how she (and her husband) raised their sons to cook and cook with love and turn it into a family activity.  AND feed them things they liked that weren’t just beef and potatoes every night. Not that there is anything wrong with that.  =)  To give some guy credit to what I’m saying, John actually sat down with me and read through the whole thing, looked at all the recipes and only saw about 2 that he didn’t want to try.  Not many cookbooks can hold a guy’s attention for that long.

So, I’ve bookmarked the first 20 or so recipes that I wanted to try and we’ve slowly been working our way through them.  So far, all are big winners.  The eggs poached in tomato sauce, yum.  So this week we tried a recipe that I could use with my new ceramic cast iron pot.  I love this thing! (Thank you John =)  Pork chops with apples and onions, and then we made another recipe from the book, Ginger Garlic Glazed Green Beans, as a side.  Holy moly these were both good.  And even though the flavors were super different, it still tasted great together.  I highly recommend it!  The pork chops came out super tender with a little bit of sweet from the apples and the apples had such a great flavor! Yum, yum, yum.   Just thought I would share and encourage you to try it!

The Pork Chops Recipe

The Green Beans Recipe

  • Lis - That looks delicious!!! Will try it next week!

  • Lis - looks delicous! will try it next week! and why haven’t i heard of this cookbook?! thanks for sharing!!!

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