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Our New Kitchen!

January 3, 2011

Time to break in my new kitchen. Our first night at our new place we were SO tired we just had some pasta and meatballs and a lot of wine. Tonight it’s time to light up my new gas range and dirty my gleaming granite counter tops.

Tonight calls for some Honey-Whiskey Pork Chops with Cider Roasted Acorn Squash and Parmesan Roasted Broccoli, a recipe adapted from Cooking Close to Home, A Year of Seasonal Recipes (a beautiful cookbook I received for Christmas from my sister).

Honey-Whiskey Pork Chops

  • 2 tbsp whiskey
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp cider
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 pork chops

Combine and mix the whiskey, honey, soy sauce, cider, shallots and garlic. Submerge each pork chop in the marinade and place on a cooking pan. Pour half the marinade over the pork chips and place in a 350 degree oven. After about 15 minutes, take the pork chops out, flip and pour the rest of the marinade on top. Cook for another 15 minutes (cooking time will vary dependig on the thickness of your pork chop).

Cider Roasted Acorn Squash

  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of cider

Halve the acorn squash and remove seeds. Drizzle about 1 tbsp of olive oil on the bottom of a pan along with the cider. Sprinkle cinnamon on the flesh side of the squash. Place the squash flesh side down on the pan and drizzle the remaining olive oil on top of the squash. Cook at 375 degrees for about an hour.

Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

  • 2 heads of broccoli
  • 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil

Drizzle about 1/2 tbsp of olive oil on a cooking sheet. Lay out chopped broccoli. Drizzle the rest of the olive oil on top. Sprinkle Parmesean cheese on top. In a 400 degree oven, roast for about 20 minutes.

Okay the dinner was good, but cooking in this kitchen is AMAZING! We have so much room, tons of cabinets and counter space, AND a pantry! Love it!

What does your dream kitchen look like? What is the first thing you would cook in your dream kitchen?

8 Comments leave one →
  1. mom permalink
    January 3, 2011 9:41 pm

    looks terrific! The counters are so shiny, the living room cozy, your meal looks yummy ( from the book that Katie AND I gave you)…and your kitchen is short a teapot

  2. CarlaB. permalink
    January 3, 2011 10:02 pm

    Place looks great ALREADY Sarah. Hope you enjoy your kitchen. It’s pretty sweet. Hope your job is going well too. Have fun.

  3. Meg permalink
    January 4, 2011 7:49 am

    Looks awesome!! Can’t wait to see your place in person!

    • julie brousseau permalink
      January 4, 2011 10:04 am

      Thanks for sharing your new digs . You are so right about your BEAUTIFUL kitchen. Wowza! Larry’s sister Jeannine’s daughter, Karen, lives in Middleboro, Ma. She is a lot of fun and would be more than happy to show you and Scott around if you want me to hook you up. all the best in your new home and at your new job. xoxox

      • January 16, 2011 1:13 pm

        Yes I would love to got connected with her! Is she on facebook?

  4. January 4, 2011 12:23 pm

    I like your kitchen. I remodeled my kitchen and had the most wonderful stove and then someone bought my house and it was so long beautiful kitchen and stove. (I miss that stove.) Your food looks delicious.

  5. Lindsay permalink
    January 15, 2011 9:51 am

    your kitchen is amazing! can’t wait to see you again!

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