I took out pork chops for supper last night and had planned to make them in a basic way. Sauce em, bake em, and serve em with a simple side, like cauliflower. But then my beau and I realized we had planned to go to a movie in the park last night. I was game to let the pork simply sit in the fridge for another day…but then we decided going to a movie was just too much. We both had busy weekends and Albert was going to be gone for a full week for work starting tomorrow. No, we did not need to spend Monday out. We needed to get back to a routine. (FYI: It rained a bit last night, too, so this turned out to be the best decision ever.)
But I still wanted to make the evening special so we decided to watch a movie at home instead. We downloaded When Harry Met Sally (what we had planned to watch in the park) and ate our supper picnic style. We both got a workout in after work so I had meats and cheeses to snack on while we showered and cooked the main course.
Instead of simple pork chops as I originally planned, I decided to make the meal more picnic-friendly, and the way to do that with pork chops is to turn it into a sandwich.
I covered the pork chops with BBQ sauce and baked at 350 for about 8-10 minutes/side. To turn it into a sandwich, put it on a [toasted] bun with a slice of pepper jack cheese (that I placed on the chops just before they were done so it would melt a bit in the oven) and some slaw made by simply tossing shaved cabbage (aka slaw mix) with ranch dressing.
For something with so few ingredients, this turned out to be a good sandwich. The only thing I didn’t love about it was the bbq sauce. The one I bought was too sweet – I should have used my old standby, Johnny’s, for the best flavor. The other issue is that the pork chops I bought were HUGE and too big for the buns. That said, if I used my standard sauce and thinner chops, this would be a solid meal that would come together in about 15 minutes.