Dinner today 22nd April

No, not another two day chili or three day stew.
Today we had a pork chop with potatoes, broccoli, carrots and apple stuffing.
In the cottage, it was lovely to go out into the garden and pick apples for sauce or a crumble. I haven’t bought bramley cookers for a long time refusing to pay what they were asking, and a jar of sauce is expensive so we’ve gone without.
Eating apples don’t work for sauce, even sliced and boiling them in the liquid if I cook chops in a frying pan, but today inspiration hit and this did work, being quite a tasty change and easy to make.

I had an 85g box of cheap stuffing in the cupboard (25p) and some apples in the fruit bowl that needed eating, so I made up the stuffing with a little less water than was suggested and grated an apple into the mix (I peeled it first but didn’t use the core).
I made 12 small balls and cooked them for 20 minutes in the oven.

This was dinner today


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Dinner today 22nd April

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    That looks absolutely delicious. And what a great idea to add the apple to the stuffing. Bet you could do that with a cake too.

    • I’ve done that with cake but didn’t allow for the juice so it came out heavy and sticky, but was OK with custard. Memo to self on that, add more flour!

  2. PaperKutzs says:

    looks good, looks like your inspiration was a big hit. Congrats Chef.

  3. That sounds really delicious. I like the idea of grating the apples into the stuffing.

  4. murisopsis says:

    What a great (grate) idea!! I made a pork loin and grilled pineapple planks that I coated in a brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. It was delicious. I think the next time I make pork I’m going to copy your idea.

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