Thursday, July 7, 2016

Clean Out The Fridge Dinner

Let's face it, we all have those nights. It's been a busy day running errands, driving around, laundry, cleaning, working in the yard. Now the dinner hour is looming ahead and you find yourself hungry so you head into the kitchen hoping for inspiration. Opening the fridge reveals the weirdest combination of things ever. A couple butterflied boneless pork loin chops. Half a package of baby spinach leftover from making salads. A small handful of garlic cloves and a small onion that needs to be used up. The cupboard is nearly as uninspired. Some spices, half a can of bread crumbs, a little parmesan cheese.

While that may not sound as inspiring as just calling for takeout, you actually have the makings for a pretty delicious and fairly quick to fix dinner. Want to know more? Keep reading to the easiest no-recipe meal ever.

The butterflied pork chops are just begging to be stuffed with something delicious. I grabbed a small handful of garlic cloves- I used 5, but use garlic to taste. Chop it up real small. You can use already minced garlic from a jar if you have it, or even garlic powder. Chop up about 1/4 cup onion too. Mince it up nice and small. Melt a little butter in a skillet and add the onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper. Cook slowly for 5 or so minutes until softened.

While that's going grab that half a package of baby spinach and chop it up coarsely. A couple good sized handfuls is all you need. Throw that in the skillet too and saute for a few minutes until wilted. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Add a small handful of breadcrumbs and a small handful of parmesan cheese and mix it up.

Line a baking sheet with foil and butter it liberally. Place the chops on the foil. Season with salt and pepper. Divide the spinach stuffing between the chops, fold over and secure with pics. Brush the top of the chops with a little more butter and sprinkle with additional bread crumbs and parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes until done. So delicious and so easy and hey- no recipe needed!!

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