Friday, September 23, 2016

Hip, Bowling, Anniversary,

I didn't write a post yesterday as I really had nothing to write about other than whining about my hip. This morning, Friday, I am going to the orthopaedic surgeon at 8:45 a.m. (what a time!!!) for an injection which, hopefully will get rid of my problems. I did think of just posting a recipe like I do on Saturdays, but obviously didn't do so in the end.

Not much has changed. I tried bowling on Thursday afternoon. I played the first game, it hurt, and not only that I didn't bowl very well. Matt didn't bowl very well for all three games so he wasn't very happy.

The TV is full of the US elections which, of course, doesn't interest me very much of course. We Canadians are all waiting for the influx of Americans after the November election LOL.

I was thinking of cooking pork chops on Saturday and this recipe makes me decide to do so. It will be an anniversary meal although our anniversary is actually on Sunday.

Pork Chops and Couscous with Tomato-Caper Sauce

My Recipes

2 Tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1 3/4 cups unsalted chicken stock, divided
1 cup uncooked whole-wheat Israeli couscous
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
2 Tbs chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
5 tsp unsalted butter
4 (4-oz.) boneless, center-cut pork chops
1/4 cup sliced shallots
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 thyme sprigs
3/4 cup chopped ripe tomatoes
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 1/2 Tbs drained capers

1. Heat oil and turmeric in a medium saucepan over medium-high for 2 minutes or until turmeric begins to bubble. Add 1 1/2 cups stock, couscous, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in parsley.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle pork with remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add pork, shallots, garlic, and thyme to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn pork; add tomatoes, wine, and capers. Cook 2 minutes.Place pork on a plate.

3. Add remaining 1/4 cup stock to pan; cook 1 minute. Discard thyme sprigs. Serve sauce with pork and couscous.

Servings: 4


Have a great day
 

20 comments:

  1. Hi Jo - good luck with the injection - hope it eases the pain. That pork looks very good - I like the idea of fresh tomatoes and capers with it .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary. Leaving in about an hour.

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  2. Do hope you get help with the pain in your hip. The recipe looks like my better half's kind of thing - very meaty and tasty!
    That's Purrfect

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    1. Thanks Patricia. I will probably try the recipe this weekend.

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  3. I'm not surprised you didn't feel like posting. Pain is so draining. Good luck with the injection.

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    1. You're right, it is Helen. Leaving soon to visit the doctor.

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  4. A local realtor sent out a flyer with pictures of the two candidates that said 'whatever the outcome, if you are moving I will sell your house'. Hilarious! Hope you feel better soon. I am still recovering and trying to take it easy. You do the same.

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    1. Thanks Denise. It turns out it is definitely bursitis.

      Realtor was on the ball. Hope your hip will improve soon.

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  5. Hope your hip feels better after the shot.

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  6. Hope the shot helps.
    No matter who wins, people will be running.

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  7. So your anniversary is the same date as my birthday! The 25th! Happy anniversary Jo and Matt x

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    1. Sure Pinky. Keep an eye on you inbox on Sunday. Thanks for the good wishes.

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  8. I would move to Canada in a heartbeat.

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    1. You lived in BC for a while didn't you JoJo?

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  9. Ahh yes the big debate between pantsuit and Orangeman is coming up. Happy Anniversary and enjoy the day

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