Ashly shares food made with LOVE! A self-taught mom chef of three boys, she comes from a long line of amazing homemakers with food flair!
Easy Weeknight Dinner
If you are anything like me, the meal-planning part of the day sometimes comes last minute. I am that mom. As much as I wish and hope that I could be a super meal planner and prepper, I am not. Maybe someday...
Anyway, for those of you like me, here is a quick and easy one-pan dinner for those nights when planning ahead hasn't happened. The great thing is, no one would know because the taste is still fabulous!
I often like to enjoy an adult beverage while cooking, so I have included a cocktail recipe, as well!
Note: This recipe can be cooked in one pan, or two if you do not want the different flavored juices combined.
Keep calm and be your own bartender!
Snow Angel Martini
- 1.5 ounces Malibu Rum
- 3 tablespoons Coconut Cream
- Ice cubes
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- Serve in a coconut-rimmed martini glass.
- Drink, drink, drink, drink. (Just kidding! I recommend sipping so you don't burn your dinner!)
For the pork chops:
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- 4 large garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
For the potatoes:
- 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon tumeric
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
Kick taters up a notch:
- 4 tablespoons mayo
- 2 tablespoons siracha
Step 1: Prepare the Potatoes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line half of the sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper (optional).
- Chop potatoes and put in a bowl.
- Toss with oil, then toss with seasonings (1/2 the salt, 1/2 the pepper, turmeric).
- Spread potatoes out on sheet pan on the side with no foil.
Photo Guide: Potatoes
Step 2: Prepare the Pork Chops
- Place pork chops in a bowl.
- Toss chops with garlic, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- Add pork chops to pan on foil (the foil may help keep some of the juices from blending. If this does not bother you, there is no need for the foil.)
- Drizzle any remaining topping on chops that remains in bowl.
Photo Guide: Pork Chops
Step 3: Place the Pan in the Oven
- Cook for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the center of the pork reaches 145 degrees or more.
- Allow the meat to rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
- To kick the potatoes up a notch, make a spicy mayo dipping sauce by mixing the mayo with siracha sauce.
- Serve and enjoy.