Pork Chops

Boy oh boy am I ever so excited. Tomorrow evening we will be attending the 2+2 Ceremony at HNU for my daughter Caitlin (my first-born) .  I am so proud of how much she has accomplished over the past several years.  She still has 2 more years before she gets her BS in Nursing, but she definitely has a lot to be proud of.  I wish I had as much determination as that child.  If I did, then perhaps I would have had more confidence in myself.  I have always taken the high road in life.  Not my girl!  She speaks her mind and is true to herself.  She is unique, with a warm heart and soul.

Speaking of warm heart and soul,  I can’t believe how cold it is outside today.  Cold and windy.  I thought I would give this recipe a try to warm my insides.  I was watching an episode of “Chopped” where someone marinated their chops in coffee. I found this recipe on the Food Network site.



Serves 2

9 PP per serving

  • 2 5-ounce pork chops,
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


Combine the coffee, molasses, vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme and pork chops in zip-top bag; seal and shake to combine. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Remove pork from the bag and set aside.

Pour the marinade into a saucepan; boil gently over medium-high heat, stirring, until reduced to 1/2 cup, 12 to 15 minutes.

In the meantime,Heat  skillet over medium high heat. Spray with non stick spray.  Add the chops and cook about 4 minutes per side. Let rest for 5 minutes; serve with the glaze.

I served mine with brown rice.




I hope you enjoy the chops. They were quite juicy. I used a pan that resembles a grill to obtain those beautiful grill lines on the chops.

Enough said. Tomorrow, right around 6:00 PM, I will be the proudest mom on earth, as I watch my daughter celebrate the next step in her journey on becoming a nurse.

Oh by the way, did I mention that she made the Dean’s list? These are the times that I say, maybe I didn’t do such a bad job raising my family after all.


Pork Chops — 2 Comments

    • Thank you Marisol. If you knew how she was from age 12 to 17, you would never believe she would have ambition. But she proved it to everyone. Although, as her mom, I always believed she could.