Now what? After a moment or two of grumpy pouting because I couldn’t make the dinner I wanted to, I threw together a new plan.
I peeled and cut up two apples, put them in a covered bowl with about a quarter cup of apple cider, and put them into the microwave for two minutes so the apples would get soft. Meanwhile, I fried up the pork chops in a pan with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, and put them aside when they were done. Next into the pan went half an onion, sliced really thin, with a bit more oil and a dash of thyme. When they were soft, I put in a small bit of flour and stirred that around for a minute before dumping the apple cider and soft apples in. The pork chops and their juice went back in too, and I stirred it all up and left a lid on it with the heat all the way down for a couple more minutes before I called it ready because I was hungry.
It turned out pretty good. It got the husband’s thumbs-up and there were no leftovers, so either we were starving or it was decent. I thought it was a little on the sweet side and I think I’ll add some apple cider vinegar if I do this again. I probably should have gotten the pan hotter and done a better job browning the chops so they’d look nicer – this meal wasn’t very photogenic!