Chorizo Dinner While Wasted Away Again in Margaritaville

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Yes, we had a chorizo dinner while we were wasted away again in Margaritaville.

We were living in Mexico in a town called Chapala. A really nice area on Lake Chapala which is about an hour south of Guadalajara .

A few times a year we would take the 3 hour drive over to the coast with our super good friends, Butch and Janie, to a little town called Melaque.

Butch and Janie were the reason we were living in Mexico. They had moved down there years before us. We visited them and fell in love with the area and all of the things about it.

Butch was pretty careful with a dollar so he would make all the arrangements with his favorite family owned hotel that was right on the beach just south of melaque central.

He always managed to get us a 2 bedroom 2 bath suite (kinda) that would have a kitchen and a living area. Plus a balcony that looked out on the beach where we could watch the sunset as we sipped our Margaritas. All for about $35 a night.

Janie and Gammy would put breakfast together and Butch and I would stumble through Margaritaville while getting supper on the table.

One day the Jersey Italian side of me surfaced and I said, “I’m gonna make sausage and peppers tonight”

Butch said, “Jack, there isn’t any Italian sausage here. The only sausage here is chorizo.”

“So, it’ll be our Mexican version of sausage and peppers.”

We bought all of the ingredients for the “chorizo and peppers”. And also the margaritas – of course.

As soon as we got back to the hotel Butch put together a big pitcher of margaritas. We all knocked it off while I was getting the chorizo dinner ready.

Then we went through another pitcher. While we dined on our chorizo dinner.

We were pretty far into Margaritaville and our third pitcher while we were playing “trivial pursuit.”

It was Butch’s turn to ask and my turn to answer.

He read the question and slurred out, “Doesh Uranus have an aroma?”

It took a second for us to realize what he should have said but messed up and we all burst out laughing nearly falling off our chairs.

When I had recovered I answered the question stating that, “yesh my anus doesh have (hic) an aroma.”

I hope that my recollection of that great time with our super good friends Butch and Janie hasn’t ruined your appetite for this one pot chorizo dinner.

Put a skillet on at medium high and eyeball in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil.

Trim one end of the casing off of the chorizo and squeeze it into the skillet.

Let the chorizo cook as you peel and thinly slice up the potato.

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Push the chorizo off to the side and put in the potato slices. 

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Cut up the peppers, onions and the garlic.

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When the potato slices are starting to look a little wimpy and the chorizo is wanting to break up add in the rest of the veggies. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper and cumin.

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Stir or toss it all together a few times as it sizzles and…….

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1…..when everything is cooked – about 6-8 more minutes – dish out and enjoy your Chorizo Dinner.

I couldn’t stop myself from garnishing with some grated parmesan but I did use cilantro instead of parsley.

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  1. Trim one end of the casing off of the chorizo and squeeze it into the skillet.Let the chorizo cook as you peel and thinly slice up the potato. Push the chorizo off to the side and put in the potato slices.
  2. Cut up the peppers, onions and the garlic. When the potato slices are starting to look a little wimpy and the chorizo is wanting to break up add in the rest of the veggies. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper and cumin. Stir or toss it all together a few times as it sizzles and when everything is cooked - about 6-8 more minutes - dish out and enjoy your Chorizo Dinner.
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Baked Pork Chops Dinner – In One Pan – 30 Minutes – Quick and Easy – Gluten Free

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Baked Pork Chops Dinner is all in One Pan and.. …30 minutes, total. Oh yeah, and real good.

I was in the grocery store picking up some wine – of course – and looking around for something a little different for supper. When I spied these real thick, bone in, pork loin chops.

I had a couple little chores to do so I bought what I needed to put together this one pan dinner that would just go in the oven and free me up for a little while.

I bet you find yourself in that kind of crunch sometimes too.

I picked out veggies that would take the same time to cook that the thick pork chops would and heres what the product of my chopping, olive oiling and salt and peppering looked like. I did sprinkle a little paprika on the potatoes and a little grated parmesan on the pork chops.

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You could use a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed or wiped with olive oil. Or, a nonstick one like you see in the pic.

In the pursuit  of quick and easy I got the pre trimmed and washed string beans in  produce and the pre peeled and cut potatoes in frozen . The onion and the pepper were the only cutting up that I had to do.

It went into a 475° oven for twenty minutes and our Baked Pork Chops Dinner all was cooked and ready.

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I didn’t get all my honeydos finished but a nice dinner with my honey and that bottle of Pinot Noir that I had grabbed at the store all made for a real good evening.

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  1. Set the oven at 475F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe with olive oil. Put the pork chops and the veggies on the baking sheet. Drizzle the veggies with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the potatoes lightly with paprika and the pork chops with grated parmesan cheese.
  2. Put the sheet into the oven and cook for 20 minutes. The veggies should be cooked and crisp on the edges and the pork chops should be firm to a poke or read 155- 160 on an instant read meat thermometer.
  3. Enjoy!!
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Oven Baked Pork Tenderloin and Italian Vegetables

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Oven Baked Pork Tenderloin and Italian Vegetables..

…..will be ready in less than 30 minutes and it’s good and it’s easy and almost no mess to clean up and gluten free and paleo.

I usually like to do the Italian vegetables in a large skillet. Tossing them with the olive oil as they cook. But things were a little busy today so I did the veggies and the pork tenderloin all in the oven.

The basic IIalian veggies are peppers and onions but from there you could go on to include almost anything that you want. Tonite we had some eggplant and often we include asparagus. And lots’ a times have potatoes cooking on the pan with the rest of the veggies.

The things that cook real fast like peas or spinach would work but you just have to remember to add them when the other veggies are just about a minute away from being done.

This turned out real good and I was free to do some other stuff as the meal was tending to itself.

You might want to  get these vacuum packed pre-flavored pork tenderloins. We like them and they are a lot easier to prep.

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Set the oven at 450°/222°C

With a sharp knife trim off the excess fat and the silver skin. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil.

Put the pork tenderloin in the pan and put it in the oven. It’s going to take 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the tenderloin.

 For the veggies line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil.

I’ve started using this nonstick kind of baking sheet and it’s been working real well. Clean up is just spray it with water in the sink and wipe it dry.

Clean and trim the veggies and cut them into fairly large pieces then put them on the baking sheet.

Drizzle them with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. And any other spices and herbs that YOU want to add. Toss them with your hands or a pancake turner to get everything coated with the good stuff and spread them out on the baking pan. Then…

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…put it in the oven. They are going to take about 10 minutes and should be done when the pork tenderloin reaches 145-150° on an instant read meat thermometer.

Ok,,the pork tenderloin is done. Take it out first and let it sit while you take out the veggies.

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Slice up the pork and drizzle a little of that juice left in the bottom of the pan on the slices. Spread the vegetables out next to the meat. That extra item that you see on the plate is a spaghetti squash fritter and the recipe for that is coming up soon. You could add potato pieces in with the vegetables to forego the fritter.

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Top everything with some grated parmesan cheese and enjoy your Oven Baked Pork Tenderloin and Italian vegetables!

We had a real good Malbec with ours.

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  1. Set the oven at 450°/222°C With a sharp knife trim off the excess fat and the silver skin. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil and spray or wipe to with olive oil. Put the pork tenderloin in the pan and put it in the oven. It's going to take 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the tenderloin.
  2. For the veggies line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray or wipe it with olive oil. Clean and trim the veggies and cut them into fairly large pieces then put them on the baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried basil. And any other spices and herbs that YOU want to add. Toss them with your hands or a pancake turner to get everything coated with the good stuff and spread them out on the baking pan. Then put it in the oven. They are going to take about 10 minutes and should be done when the pork tenderloin reaches 145-150° on an instant read meat thermometer.
  3. Take it out first and let it sit while you take out the veggies. Slice up the pork and drizzle a little of that juice left in the bottom of the pan on the slices. Spread the vegetables out next to the meat.
  4. Top everything with some grated parmesan cheese and enjoy your Oven Baked Pork Tenderloin and Italian vegetables!
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One Skillet Chicken Dinner with Peppers and Onions – Quick and Easy

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One Skillet Chicken Dinner with Peppers and Onions…..

………..is a nice twist on the old traditional Italian Sausage and Peppers. Here is our previously posted Sausage and Peppers recipe.

This time you will be making your whole meal in one skillet and in less than 30 minutes.

So here you go.

First put your skillet on at medium high with just enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Cut up the potatoes and put chicken tenders and the potatoes in the skillet. Drizzle with salt and pepper.One Skillet Chicken Dinner-poppopcooks.com-quick and easy-one pot-one pan-gluten free-paleo

Give the chicken tenders about 3 minutes a side. Stir the potatoes a few times as the chicken cooks. While the chicken and the potatoes are cooking cut up the pepper, onion and the garlic When the second side of the chicken has cooked add the rest of the veggies. Drizzle with a little salt and pepper again.

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Stir everything a few times as it all cooks and when the peppers and onions are done the way that YOU like them put it on the dinner plates and serve up your One Skillet Chicken Dinner. Bon Appetito!!

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Chianti of course!!

 

 

 

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  1. First put your skillet on at medium high with just enough olive oil to coat the bottom. Cut up the potatoes and put chicken tenders and the potatoes in the skillet. Drizzle with salt and pepper. Give the chicken tenders about 3 minutes a side. Stir the potatoes a few times as the chicken cooks.
  2. While the chicken and the potatoes are cooking cut up the pepper, onion and the garlic When the second side of the chicken has cooked add the rest of the veggies. Drizzle with a little salt and pepper again. Stir everything a few times as it all cooks and when the peppers and onions are done the way that YOU like them put it on the dinner plates and serve up your One Skillet Chicken Dinner. Bon Appetito!!
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