chipotle orange glazed pork chops*

Went and saw the movie "Crazy Stupid Love" with the husband today. SO GOOD. I highly recommend it. Like - I would buy it! And I don't buy too many movies - so this is big. I actually think the last one I bought was the Blind Side. Anyway, if you are a movie-goer you should definitely go. Or if you are a stay-at-homer, put it on your Netflix immediately after it comes out. Steve Carell is hilarious, and Ryan Gossling isn't too bad to look at :).

So, tomorrow is Sunday. Do you know what that means? FOOTBALL!! Not sure if I have shared this or not, but I am a huge football fan! My fanaticism (wow that is a word - I thought for sure spell checker would try and correct me!) of course started when I started dating Landon. I hadn't watched much football in the past, and had gone to a couple of BYU games - but mainly people watched, or sexy football player watched. I thought it was boring and that there was too much down time where nothing was going on. Then I learned what the game is all about - and now I cannot get enough! My team is the San Diego Chargers (even though Phillip Rivers drives me crazy). This is my second year doing Fantasy Football, and I am kicking butt I must say! I am number one in our league so far, so I can't wait to get week 2 started so that I can beat all of the boys yet again :).

Chipotle Orange Glazed Pork Chops
from an unknown magazine...?

2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 tsp. finely chopped, seeded, canned chipotle chili, plus 1/2 tsp. adobo sauce it comes packed in
4 - 3/4 inch-thick (about 8 oz. each) center cut, bone in pork loin chops
1/2 tsp. salt

In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, orange juice concentrate and chipotle.

Coat nonstock grill pan or grill with cooking spray and preheat over medium-high heat.

Sprinkle both side of chops with salt. Brush one side generously with glaze. Place chops on grill pan, glazed side down. Brush other side with glaze. Cook over medium-high heat until cooked through but with slight blush in center, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Eat up :)

This would be a great meal to cook on the ol' BBQ for - say - a football game party?? Just a thought :)



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