Woo. My whole life is packed up into dozens of boxes right now.
I’m eating breakfast off of a paper plate and sipping coffee out of one of the two coffee cups I left out.
We don’t technically move until August 1st, but my husband and I have spent the last 5 days packing so we wouldn’t be rushed there toward the end. Plus, we don’t really have any extra days off surrounding our move, so we needed the extra time to pack now…a whole two weeks in advance.
Don’t expect very many recipes from me for a while. Right now, I’m working off recipes I have stored up over the last few weeks. When that’s done, you might hear quite a bit of silence on my end. I’m thinking I won’t get back into the groove of cooking in our new home until the end of August.
We’re surviving off of sandwiches and salads at the moment. The only thing I’ll be cooking is a big batch of spaghetti and some tacos. I’m pretty sure nobody needs a recipe for those two things…
Before I packed away all of my baking dishes, this recipe filled one up and filled my house with delightful smells of pork, apples and sweet potatoes. I adored this recipe and it’s a great one to make during the fall season.
If you’ve never had smoked pork chops before, I implore you to try them. They’re smoky and tender and taste kind of like ham. I love cooking with smoked pork chops whenever I have the chance. They go really well with sweet counterparts, like apples and sweet potatoes. It helps balance our the saltiness of the pork.
Smoked Pork Chop & Sweet Potato Bake
Sweet potato and apple flavors combine beautifully with smoked pork chops for this all-in-one-pan meal.
- 4-6 smoked porkchops (I like the thicker-cut, bone-in chops)
- 1 TBS. olive oil
- 2 large sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and cut lengthwise into thirds
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced thin
- 1/4 cup apple juice or water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Brown pork chops on either side. Grease a large 13×9″ baking dish. Transfer pork to greased dish and top with sweet potatoes. Sprinkle brown sugar on top and top with apples. Drizzle apple juice over everything.
- Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and return to oven for another 10-15 minutes.