Apple and Sage Pork Chops

Thought of the Day…Do you cringe when you hear, “What’s for dinner?” I do. Hopefully this will help.

About a few weeks ago, Jaden from Steamy Kitchen did a post on Apple and Sage Pork Chops which she featured on her Discovery Health blog. Jaden used McCormick Recipe Inspirations Apple and Sage Pork Chops spice packet, but she modified the McCormick recipe.

If you’re not familiar with them the McCormick Recipe Inspirations are a collection of small spice packets (no salt) and an attached recipe. I bought one of each of the different packets I could find at the store so I would have them.

Each packet has six spice containers and a recipe card on the back (shown below). Each recipe card lists the spices and amounts so that you can recreate the dish later.

I saved a copy of Jaden’s recipe and put it and the recipe card in a sheet protector.

Here’s my end product…. I was rushing dinner so I didn’t have to time take pictures, but here is my plate. I served the pork chops with brown rice and veggies (which seem to have been camera shy)…

I must admit, I was a bit disappointed. Hubby and The Offspring both liked it, but it wasn’t “applely” enough for me. Is “applely” even a word?? I don’t think so because there’s a red squiggle under it in my editor.

I used her recipe but had a couple of changes. I bought boneless pork chops and substituted an ingredient because I missed it when going to the store… I unwisely didn’t have the apple juice (only sparkling juice and forgot about that)… (note to self… water is NOT a substitute for apple juice. DUH!!! 😉 )

Since Hubby and The Offspring both liked it, I’ll make it again and make sure to have apple juice on hand. I’ll post an update.

I will also try the other packets I purchased and let you know how they turn out. Here’s what we have to look forward to: Quesadilla Casserole, Shrimp & Pasta Primavera and Spanish Chicken Skillet, but most of all I am looking forward to the Rosemary Roasted Chicken with Potatoes.

Have you seen these packets? Have you tried them? How were your results?