Most people struggle to find a work life balance. At the turn of the year, they promise to turn a new leaf, but most often fail to do so. There are some things you can do to facilitate a change in your lifestyle. To enjoy delicious home cooked meals, all you need to do is plan your meals in advance. This would ensure that you have all the require ingredients and can enjoy a delicious meal that can be cooked in about half an hour.
Make a list of your favorite dishes, and also list out the ingredients required. While some recipes can be cooked in batches and stored in the freezer, others can be cooked in a matter of minutes. Honey garlic pork chops are a popular choice that you cannot go wrong with. It needs less than ten minutes of preparation time, and 20-25 minutes of cooking time.
The Ingredients and Recipe
To prepare this succulent and mouthwatering dish you would need pork chops, cloves of garlic, ketchup, soy sauce and honey. Season the pork chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder and set aside for a while. Preheat the grill and oil the grate. Alternatively, you can sear the pork chops on a skillet over medium heat. Cook each side for about four to five minutes and then transfer to a baking dish.
For the glaze, mix together ketchup, soy sauce, honey and chopped or crushed garlic cloves. If you would like the pork chops a little spicier, add cayenne pepper and some grated ginger. You may also want to add a dollop of butter. Pour the mix over the pork chops and bake in a preheated oven for about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the dish to rest for a few minutes so that the pork chops can absorb the glaze well. Serve the pork chops hot.
Customize Your Recipe
Once you have tried a recipe, you can decide if you want to make some changes to it. For instance, while some people like to lightly brush the pork chops with the glaze before placing them in the oven, others like to pour it over the dish. When you are serving the pork chops you can use the remaining glaze in the baking dish as an extra sauce. Some cooks like to Honey garlic pork chops the night before. This reduces the prep time and also tenderizes the meat well.