BBQ, Butter and Bargains

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We’ve been on vacation – maybe you’ve guessed.  (A week alone with my preacher husband has me spitting out alliterated blog post titles! Ha!)

While we’re away, we usually stay in a condo with cooking facilities.  We enjoy eating out, but after a while, we really prefer to fix our own meals so we can keep cost and calories to a minimum.

One huge blessing on this vacation was the discovery of two gas grills that have been added to the property where we stay!  We made a trip to Kroger and purchased some boneless pork chops.  Then I surveyed the ingredients I’d brought with me from home and I landed on a great recipe, mocking one we’ve enjoyed at The Chop House.  It has an herbed butter that takes the simply grilled chop to another level!  Here’s how I did it:

Grilled Pork Chops with Herbed Buttr

4 Boneless pork chops
Salt/Pepper
Cooking Spray

Herbed Butter
1/2 stick softened butter
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried rosemary

Combine ingredients for butter in a small bowl.  Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.

Prepare grill by placing foil on grill and spraying with cooking spray. Heat grill.  Season chops with salt and pepper.  Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side. Check for doneness.  Remove from grill  Serve with a small ball of herbed butter on top of pork chops.

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My Menu:

Grilled Pork Chops with Herbed Butter
Sweet Potato Fries
Asian Chop Salad
Toasted Sour Dough Bread

When I figured up our meal, it cost us right at $6 for BOTH of our dinners!  I got the chops on sale, we got about 3 meals out of the bag of salad, and 3 meals from the Ore-Ida Potatoes!  The best part was how delicious the chops were!  They were every bit as good as what we’ve enjoyed at the restaurant!  We cooked all four on one night, but ate two the first evening and the other two the next night!  This meal was a scrumptious barbequed dinner, dripping with that herbed butter!

If you’re home, make this dinner and you might feel like you’re on vacation! Here was our view while we ate…

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God is so good to us!  It was a blessing that we don’t deserve, but that He graciously allowed.

Fire up your grill, and make these chops! Now, alliterate your recent meal  and leave it as a comment!

Reminiscing about the salt air,

5 thoughts on “BBQ, Butter and Bargains”

  1. And I must add that the vacation and the food sounded wonderful. I would be happy with an overnight getaway, but it’s not anywhere on the horizon. That scenery … oh, you were blessed indeed. God is so good!

    For tonight’s meal: fowl, fresh veggies, Friday’s leftovers, ferns. Yes, someone gave my husband a bag of fiddleheads. We had never tasted them before, but he cleaned and prepared them and then we sauteed them in olive oil with garlic as the man who gave them to him had recommended. Delicious!

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