Thursday, February 03, 2005

More good food

This dinner took longer than a weeknight dinner should take but it was worth it.

Pork and squash in foil (en papillote if you want to get fancy about it)
4 lean pork chops, about 1/2 inch thick
4 pieces acorn squash (1/2 a small squash or 1/4 a large squash for each piece)
salt and pepper
4 tsp butter
4 tsp brown sugar
4 tsp honey

On each of 4 squares of foil or parchment, place one pork chop. sprinkle with salt and pepper; place honey, sugar and butter on top. Lay squash face down on top and wrap. Bake at 400 degrees for 55 minutes.

Potatoes with caramelized onions and bleu cheese

1 tbsp olive oil or butter
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
4 potatoes, previously baked, cubed
1/3 c crumbled bleu or gorgonzola cheese
salt and pepper

Cook onion and carrot in oil or butter over medium heat until caramelized (brown). Add potatoes and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Heat through. Just before serving, sprinkle with crumbled cheese.

You could use a milder cheese, maybe a feta, if you're not into the stinky stuff.

We had peas on the side.

It was good. My kids ate plain noodles, of course, but I was a happy mama eating this kind of earthy yummy stuff.

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