As you know, I’m all about keeping it simple, and more so, using what I have on hand or what needs to be used. This dinner, is the perfect example of that: Bacon wrapped pork chops with apple balsamic compote, accompanied by garlic buttered broccoli (seen here: http://wp.me/p2zSoO-bk).
I’d thawed some thick-cut bone-in pork chops that Seth cut the chop out of (saved the bones for broth, of course), then he wrapped each chop in a strip of bacon, seasoned with kosher salt/pepp and popped them in the oven to bake. In the meantime, we had a not quite crisp apple that needed to be used (there is nothing I hate more than eating a “softer” apple, eeewwww!). We cook with them if this happens. We loosely diced the apple into pieces, and combined it with diced white onion in a little sauce pan with some balsamic vinegar, and let it cook down. We topped the chops with this and it was great!