Last night I wasn’t really feeling the whole cooking thing. I really struggle with the motivation after going to the store for some reason. However, last night I would not allow myself to give into temptation and get pizza slices at Lucky’s Market. They have amazing pizza, but it’s most definitely not Paleo. So…Lucky’s weekly ad had pork sirloin chops on sale as well as some asparagus. I think you can see where this is going. So for dinner last night I made the pork chops, asparagus, and a baked sweet potato.
Let me just say it was AMAZING. I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to realize the simplest meals are usually my favorite. Here is a picture of what I had, YUM!
So it just goes to show that a meal can be pretty quick, maybe not as quick as a drive thru or picking up pizza at the store, but it was still pretty painless to throw a couple potatoes in the oven and a couple chops on the stove. I got some good Netflix watching in while the food was cooking and of course that is also relaxing, in my world.
Recipe aka Dinner Prep:
1. Preheat oven to 425
2. Wash up 2 sweet potatoes
3. Stab the potatoes all over
4. Place on a foil lined baking sheet
5. Bake for 30 minutes
6. Turn the potatoes and bake an additional 30 minutes
7. Place the pork chops in a fry pan on the stove over medium heat
8. Cook until the chops are no longer pink in the middle
9. Wash the asparagus
10. Bend until one snaps, to be a guide for where to cut the rest of the bunch
11. Cover in olive oil, salt and pepper
12. Place in the oven with the sweet potatoes when there are 10 minutes remaining
Just a quick note on Lucky’s Market here in Billings. It has been a wonderful addition to the grocery stores here. We have been sorely lacking when it comes to affordable places to get great produce and other Paleo items. I’ve been able to find almost everything I’ve looked for there, including, ghee, Enjoy Life chocolate chips, coconut oil and organic produce. Another huge plus about Lucky’s is they have double ad Wednesdays. So I try to make my lunch/dinner menu based on the ads for the week. It works out pretty well so far.
Clyde had his normal turkey and sweet potato dry dog food. I don’t think he’s impressed. Oh well what’s a girl to do?
Have you guys ever made a super easy dinner that helped you realize it’s not so bad to cook for yourself? What drives you to avoid the drive thru or the deli counter at the store? Have you in the Billings area tried Lucky’s yet?