2.14.2011

Breaded Pork Chops & Lemon-Pepper Veggies

A delightful combo for a quick meal.
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Lemon-Pepper Veggies:
1/2 lb green beans - cut and trimmed into 2'' pieces
2 T water
1 small yellow squash - cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 T I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
3.4 t lemon pepper seasoning
1/4 Italian seasoning

Combine green beans and water. Place in a bowl, cover and cook in the microwave for 5-6 minutes or until they are crisp/tender. Stir in squash, cover and microwave for 2 minutes. Gently mix in the butter and seasonings and serve.
This was such an easy side to make. I really enjoyed the process and the healthy taste. I love to play with seasonings! It does get a 3 because I think my green beans were overcooked. I will try this recipe again and maybe cook for less - all microwaves are different.Make 2 servings.




Breaded Pork Chops:
1 egg
3/4 C seasoned bread crumbs
4 boneless pork chops
8 oz chive and onion cream cheese
3 T reduced chicken broth
2 T skim milk

Dip each pork chop in the egg and then into the bread crumbs to coat. Place chop in a greased baking pan that is big enough so that the meat does not overlap. Bake, uncovered for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees. While cooking the meat, combine the cream cheese, broth and milk in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the entire sauce is smooth. Serve the sauce with the pork chops.
I am not a huge fan of pork chops, but J likes them a lot. I really, really enjoyed this recipe. I will absolutely make it again. The sauce with the meat was a taste bud's heaven. Plus, a lot of calories can be cut by trimming the fat, using fat free products and egg whites. Made 4 servings. Great for leftovers.

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