Happy Hump Day everyone. I love Wednesdays! Well maybe I don’t love Wednesdays as much as I love this Wednesday. Why do I love this Wednesday so much? Well I am glad you asked. The sun is actually shining here in Western Washington and this morning I got to spend some time with my son Seth and his girlfriend Heather. They both work nights and it feels like I never see them, but they stayed up so we could have coffee together and chat a bit. It is strange to live with people but never get to see them. It also makes me sad because I rarely get to cook for them any more. I have seriously been thinking about inviting random people over just so I have people to cook for!
This night was one of those nights when I actually got to cook for them. I had some of my homemade pesto left over and was wondering what to do with it. Kevin had mentioned a while back that he wanted me to make some stuffed pork chops. He is a pork chop fanatic, but I just kind of put it on my list of things to make and forgot about it. I know, bad girlfriend right? But since everyone loved the pesto I made so much I immediately knew What I wanted to do with it. Pesto stuff pork chops, yesssss! I was so happy to find thick cut pork chops at the store, the butcher probably wondered what medication I was one (or needed to be on) since I did my happy dance right there in front of the meat counter.
I have stayed away from pork chops for quite some time because the only way I ever made them was to pan fry them and even then I had trouble with them coming out dry. So instead of trying to conquer my “fear” I just turned my back and ignored it. Give me a pork roast, or really any other cut of pork and I am good to go but after I made the Roasted Garlic Pork Chops and Rice and it came out tender and juicy, I decided pork chops were back in my life and away I went with no fear, OK well maybe a little fear, but not much.
Well the fear of the chop is no longer here. I have developed my pork…chops….OK bad joke. Anyway, I think you will really love this recipe. The pesto adds tons of flavor but doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the pork. Serve it with a nice green salad and a glass of white wine, you will be happy I promise!!