Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Grilled Spicy Rubbed Pork Chops

First of all I would like to thank everyone who put us in their thoughts and prayers. I'm certain we'll find a way to get by. We're fortunate my husband will still be working and this is only expected to last until August. We're also fortunate to have a very low house payment, both of our vehicles are paid for, and if we get to desperate we have land we can sell. Yesterday wasn't my fondest day, but as I looked at the date I kept thinking I should be remembering something. This morning it hit me. Today is my 9th wedding anniversary and neither me or Brad remembered... my mom didn't even remember!
Since this was before the time of everyone having digital cameras, I took a picture of my picture (with my digital camera). Not the best, but it worked. This picture's one of my favorites. It was taken outside after the wedding in the church yard.
Now, on to the pork chops. Would you believe me if I told you even my picky daughter Makayla ate and loved these? Well, it's true! We all loved these pork chops. They turned out wonderful. The rub gets nice and crunchy while the inside of the meat's very tender and juicy. They're a little spicy, but not to spicy for my wimpy tongued family to love. I found this recipe at Lynda's Recipe Box and it's a keeper!

1 1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp sugar
Boneless Pork Chops

Mix spices and rub onto meat. Place in a large zip loc bag and let set in the refrigerator at least 2o minutes (I let mine set about 2 hours). Grill and enjoy :)


the ungourmet said...

Beautiful Photo of the two of you! You make a lovely couple. It's good that you don't have much debt. I wish I could say the same!

The pork chops look yummy! I haven't made pork chops for a while. My husband likes them. I should make him some.

Melody said...

Things always look better the next day don't they? You guys will be fine. Happy Anniversary!

Annie Jones said...

Happy Anniversary! We were married in 2000, too!

I've starred this recipe in my reader. It's there with almost all of your recipes! :)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Happy Anniversary Heidi!!!! You were in my thoughts last night and I came over to email you and then read this post. I am so happy today is a bit brighter for you. Keep you chin up there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Things always have a way of working themselves out somehow. You have a wonderful husband and a beautiful family you will make it. When I am down and things come up I try to remember a saying "Be happy with what you have, because someone out there doesn't have it" Works every time. (((Hugs)))

Lynda said...

Happy Anniversary, Heidi! Thata's a great picture of your wedding day- and a lovely looking couple you are!
Glad that things seem brighter for you today- life can be hard, but we usually come through rough times stronger than ever!

I'm so glad you all enjoyed my pork chops, and thanks for mentioning my blog!
Have a wonderful day!

Kristen said...

Love the picture! Happy Anniversary :o)

Donna-FFW said...

Happy Anniversary Heidi, the picture is darling!!

Those pork chops look sensational.

Katie said...

I have pork chops in the freezer just screaming to be made like these. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Also, you and your family are in my thoughts during this trying time. Both Daniel and I are worried about losing our jobs so I know a little about what you are going through. Here's hoping everything picks up for all of us!!

teresa said...

How cute are you two!! Happy anniversary!

The porkchops look fantastic!

Katy ~ said...

Happy Anniversary, Heidi & Brad. Sweet wedding picture. You both look so happy. I'm glad to hear that you are feeling a little more heartened after the first shock waves subsided.

Beautiful crust on those chops! YUM!

Willoughby said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the picture!

I'm glad to hear that your husbands reduction in hours is only temporary. Hopefully it won't have too much financial impact.

I haven't made pork chops in a long time, I may have to get some and try this recipe. Looks great!

Netts Nook said...

Your pork chops look perfect. Keep your head up things will change sometime we hope.

Rachel said...

Happy Anniversary...sorry it's a day late! That picture is absolutely adorable!!!

Your pork chops look great!!!!

Michelle said...

These pork chops look so good! Happy Anniversary a day late.