Grilled Curry Mustard Pork Chops

We are big, BIG fans of the grill in our house.  I’m probably a bigger fan than Darrin because he’s in charge of the grill – which means I get a break from cooking dinner.  I hate January and February because it’s often a little too cold to grill out.  Now that we’re finally in spring our grill will be getting it’s fair share of use.

We eat a lot of chicken in our house, but every now and then I like to change it up with steak, pork or fish.  I have a go to recipe that I love for pork.  We tend to grill the meat but it’s just as good baked in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes (depending on the size and thickness of the chops!).

Don’t let the ingredients fool you, it’s really not a super spicy dish – I’d give it a 1.5 or 2 out of 10 and I’m a little wimpy when it comes to heat!

Grilled Curry Mustard Pork Chops

1lb of boneless pork chops

1/3 cup spicy mustard

3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 TBSP curry powder

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


In a small bowl whisk together the mustard, vinegar, garlic powder and curry powder.

Stream in the olive oil, while continuing to whisk all of the ingredients together.


Transfer the marinade to a gallon sized freezer bag

Season your meat with a little salt and pepper and place in the freezer bag.  Make sure you get all of the air out of the bag and seal it well.


Refrigerate for at least four hours but no longer than 8, since pork can break down if left in marinate for too long.

Take of of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before you’re ready to grill to take the chill off of the meat

Grill the pork chops over medium-high heat for about 12 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

My favorite Grill Master!

My favorite Grill Master!

Allow to rest a minute or two before serving.

Grilled Curry Mustard Pork Chops

I tend to serve this with some sort of a potato and grilled brussel sprouts (we eat a LOT of grilled brussel sprouts!) but I also think it would be great with veggie fried rice!

What is your favorite things to grill?  Any tips that I can pass along to the man behind the grill at my house?.


Food, Yummy Food!

It seems like just yesterday this was taken:


And now we’re taking pictures like this:


The highchair was one of the first baby gifts we received.  It sat in a box in our dining room for at least nine months.  A few weeks ago I noticed how well Lucas was sitting in the Bumbo and he was even starting to “tripod sit” unassisted.  I decided it was time to build the highchair and start eating family dinners at the dining room table.  Up until that point we had be eating in the living room with Lucas in whatever play activity would keep him happy (Exersaucer, Bouncy seat, Swing, Bumbo and even Mommy’s lap from time to time!).

After a few nights at the table with us and lots of staring at our plates and reaching for our food, I decided it was time to give Lucas a taste of solids.  I was all about Baby Led Weaning and put some of my sweet potato on his tray at dinner one night.  He seemed to like it but got frustrated that he couldn’t quite get enough of it into his mouth.  We also had a gagging incident that really scared me (even though I know it’s fine and a normal part of BLW).

I re-thought the BLW decision (ya gotta do what’s best for your family, remember) and decided to try some purees and even cereal just to get him used to swallowing something other than breastmilk.  It went so much better! Want to see how Lucas did? Check out the video below (but be warned it did get a bit messy!)

Don’t have time to watch the video.  That’s okay – I’ll just subject you to his adorable, food-eating cuteness in pictures!

Is that face adorable or what!

It seems like my little boy is growing up so darn fast and I just need time to stop. We even bought him his first sippy cup and gave him a bit of “mommy milk” in it.  Why didn’t someone warn me about how fast time flew with a little baby?!

How was your weekend?  Did you try anything new for the first time? Or did you do something that you love and always enjoy?