The secret to keeping these bacon wrapped chicken breasts so moist, tender, and flavorful (besides the bacon wrapping), is to bathe the chicken in a saltwater and sugar brine for 30 minutes before seasoning and wrapping the breasts in bacon. The difference the brine makes is unmistakable and is well worth the extra 30 minutes of basically hands-off time.
Since we live in the Midwest, my husband and I are all about sausages. He’s partial to Italian sausage, and I’m partial to bratwurst. I can easily eat a sausage without a bun to keep the carb level low, but he’s all about a bread and meat combo.
This week the Thrive At Five Weekly Meal Planning bloggers are bringing out some of our favorite recipes for your consideration. With five weekly main courses and three bonus recipes, I hope you’ll find somethings your and your family will enjoy, and that the suggestions will help take some of the stress out of your weekly meal planning.
This recipe for Garlic Lovers Pork Chops was completely inspired by a trip I’d taken to our local warehouse superstore (aka Costco).
During that trip, and on a whim that I picked up one of those mega-sized bags of whole, peeled garlic cloves and tossed it into my cart. While I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with so many peeled garlic cloves (there must have been at least 500 or more cloves of garlic in that bag), my mind was excitedly thinking of all the delicious possibilities!
I’ve been noticing over the past several years that, in general, people want their food preparation to be as quick and easy as possible. In response to that, I’m sharing with you my 5 Ingredient recipe for Root Beer Country Ribs made in the slow cooker.
While they may not be quick (regarding cooking time), you simply can’t get any easier!
Boneless French Onion Pork Chops are my go-to meal when I’m craving a highly flavorful meal but without all the carbs.
This recipe is one of the most popular on my site, and after you make them, you’ll understand why!
This One Pan Ponzu Pork Chop Dinner is a sure-fire family pleaser which takes only minutes to prepare. You’ll only need a vegetable peeler and chef’s knife to prepare and slice the apples, onions, and sweet potatoes. Then the majority of the work is done by the oven while you go relax for 40 minutes until dinner is wonderfully caramelized and ready to serve. Easy peasy, pork chop pleasy! 🙂
When you don’t have time to fuss after a long day to get dinner on the table, with very little preparation in the morning you can have this delicious and easy Mexican Slow Cooker Pork Tacos with Rice meal waiting to eat almost as soon as you walk in the door.
Whenever I’m at an American county fair or street festival, I always make a beeline directly to the corn dog stand. Corn dogs have always been something I crave, and they’re the one “food on a stick” that I enjoy more than all the others. Until now, of course. For me, a hot and hearty “Corn-Wurst” now takes the blue ribbon in my heart.
This dish can be made with any type of pasta that is your favorite. I happen to enjoy linguine, and had it in my pantry, so that’s what I used. Feel free to swap out whatever you have, and whatever is convenient. This roasted tomato bacon pasta takes approximately 30 minutes, from start to dinner, which makes it a stress-free recipe that will please the entire family any night of the week.