Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Spaetzle and Boiled Baby Carrots

December 14, 2020 at 7:09 PM | Posted in carrots, pork chops | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Spaetzle and Boiled Baby Carrots

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin that I topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly Sunny and 37 degrees outside today. Another night of fighting Phantom Pains, and they were very painful! They started about 2:00 this morning and continued to about 10:00 this morning. So I spent most of the day in bed resting. These really drain me when they are this bad! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Cumin Spiced Pork Chops w/ Spaetzle and Boiled Baby Carrots.

 

 

I had picked some Pork Chops a while back at Meijer. Had them in the freezer so I grabbed the Chops from the freezer last night and let them thaw overnight in the fridge. Then to prepare my Chops I’ll need; The Cumin Spiced Rub which consists of 1 tbsp Roasted Cumin, 1 tsp Garlic Powder, 1 tsp Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika, 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano, and 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper. To prepare it preheat oven to 400°. Combine all the ingredients; rub it all over the pork chop. Let stand 20 minutes. Start by heating the Extra Virgin Olive oil in a Cast Iron Skillet over medium-high heat. Add Chops to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning both sides. From the stove to the oven and bake at 400° for 15 minutes until the thermometer registered 160°, turning after 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Fantastic combo of Spices, which makes one incredible tasty Crust on the Chop with the inside being tender and moist! Love this seasoning on the Pork!

 

For a side I prepared some Maggi Spaetzle (Authentic German Dumplings). I love these but had trouble finding any for a long time. I finally found some on Walmart’s website. To prepare them I followed the package cooking instructions; brought 4 quarts of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Stirred in the Spaetzle; boiled uncovered, for about 27 minutes (until tender). Drained it and set aside. Then melted 2 tablespoons of Blue Bonnet Light Butter over medium heat. Added 2 tablespoons of Dried Rubbed Sage and 1 Clove Minced Garlic. Added that to the finished Spaetzle and stirred until well mixed. Seasoned it with Sea Salt and Ground Pepper and served. Comes out so flavorful and Dumplings are so tender. Makes one excellent side dish.

 

Then I also prepared a package of Whole Baby Carrots. To prepare them I used a small sauce pan and filled it with water. Brought the water to a boil and added the Carrots. Boil until fork tender. One excellent Dinner! For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggi: Authentic German Dumplings
You and maggi make great meals. Enjoy maggi spaetzle as a satisfying main course or as a delicious side dish To accompany your favorite meal. Tastes great with chicken or beef.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 46 G Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1 G 2
Saturated Fat 0 G
Trans Fat 0 G
Cholesterol 30 Mg 10
Sodium 350 Mg 14
Total Carbohydrate 32 G 11
Dietary Fiber 2 G 7
Sugars 1 G
Protein 6 G

 

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