Today is a busy day for most of us as we spend time in the kitchen preparing for the big meal tomorrow. I like to brine my turkey and that has to be done this morning so that it will have sufficient time to infuse that huge bird. After which, there will be the chopping of vegetables for the stuffing. Our favorite is a pear, chestnut, and wild rice stuffing. I keep it gluten-free by using all the bread ends saved from the Rice Breads I make each week. A run to the store is inevitable for the last minute items like salad, cream, spices, and whatever was left out in the “big shop” of the week.
In the meantime, life goes on and other meals still have to be prepared. One pot dishes are a God sent, especially those that require little prep work and can be put into the oven to do its thing. I made this dish after reading about Lyndsey’s delicious Lavender Pork Roast. I have never used lavender in savory dishes and it is time to give it a try. Besides, I needed to use up some of culinary lavender purchased during my visit to a lavender farm in England this past summer.
I used thick pork loin chops as that was what I had in the freezer. I also added some sweet potatoes and made a marmalade soy glaze for the dish. For the starch, I cooked buttered rice with raisins and green peas in the rice cooker. The pork chops were moist and tender with a hint of lavender. It is discernible but not over powering at all. I hope you will give this other white meat dish a try after you are done with that turkey. 🙂
If you are thinking of a pork roast, do pay Lyndsey of The Tiny Skillet a visit. She blogs out of Sarasota, Florida and uses lots of fresh herbs and spices in her cooking. She also shares amazing pictures of the exotic plants and fruits found in her garden as well as the beautiful Florida sunsets. Please do say “hi” for me.
I would like to wish all my US readers a HAPPY AND HEALTHY THANKSGIVING! I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends and do stay safe on the roads.
Now, for the recipe…
I served these chops with raisins and peas buttered rice and steamed broccoli.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8)
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