Mint Pork Chops with Kale and Baked Potato

2012 Photo Challenge, Food

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chops are so easy to cook. They are thin cuts of meat so it doesn’t take long.  I seasoned the pork chops with salt, pepper and fresh mint.  I browned one side, flipped it over and poured in a 1/4 of white wine and covered them to let the steam cook it completely through (roughly 7 minutes).  I chopped some kale and dropped in the same skillet with the pork chops for the last few minutes to wilt the leaves.  I made the baked potato in the microwave.  Remember to pierce the potato with a fork before microwaving (I vaguely recall my sister forgetting to do this once and the potatoes exploded.)  Microwave on high for 5 minutes, flip over and repeat.  Then cut it in  half, mash the insides with some butter and mint and microwave for another minute.  This entire meal with took 30 minutes to prepare.  While baking a baked potato is preferable, it takes forever. When it’s a week night, and I’m hungry – quick and easy meals are the way to go.

I made the Reese’s Pie the night before because it has to chill to  help it set; however, the entire pie process took only 15 minutes.  I found this healthy dessert idea off Pinterest.  Mix 32 oz of greek yogurt with 3/4 cup of creamy peanut butter.  Pour this into a prepared graham cracker crust.  I folded in chunks of Reeses’s to add more texture and sweetness.  I’m not a health nut, and I don’t want my dessert to taste healthy.  This pie is delicious and quick to make!

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