Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Versatile Mustard Sauce

We have fallen into a dinner rut since we moved to Brooklyn last October. I think there are a few factors that have contributed. Our move coincided with the time our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm share came to an end. The CSA delivery each week forced us to get creative to find new and delicious ways to eat up all of the vegetables. We also found out right before we moved that we were expecting our first child. Soon after, the fatigue and nausea of the first trimester set in and ruined most plans for dinner preparation. Finally, our commutes both got a little longer. It's amazing how getting home 30 minutes later can make such a difference. We arrive home tired and starving and it's hard to get motivated to make anything exciting for dinner. I keep telling myself that a meal plan and some slow cooker dinners will help, but I haven't been very good about following through on either front.

What to do? Well, we do have a very easy sauce that helps dress up our standard meat, vegetable and starch dinner. It's a delicious mustard sauce with only two ingredients. We tend to serve it over pork, but it would be great on chicken too.

We cooked our pork chops with some onions in a cast iron pan. Once they were done, we removed them from the pan and prepared the sauce in the same pan with the pork juices. We served it over some orzo with a side of broccoli and salad.

Mustard Sauce
2 T butter
1 T Dijon mustard
1/4 C white wine (optional - we left this out)

Melt the butter over medium low heat and stir in the mustard (and wine if using it). Whisk until combined and then serve.

This post is part of Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Alphabe-Thursday, Tip Day Thursday Carnival, Frugal Fridays, Creative Girls Blog Hop, Foodie Friday, and I'm Lovin' It.


Jen said...

Looks fabulous. The recipe seems simple enough that I may actually be able to do it.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Excellent recipe! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks perfect for spring greens.

Lisa H. said...

I can relate to 'getting home tired and starving'. Thanks for the quick sauce to spruce up the everyday meal.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That does sound easy and yummy. Thanks for the recipe.

Jenn @leftoverqueen said...

Sometimes all it takes is a yummy sauce to really make a meal great! Love the simple ingredients!

RedTedArt said...

mmmh thanks for the recipe! I like!


Judie said...

I definitely plan to try this recipe!!

Miz Helen said...

It is so good to see you today. Your Mustard Sauce looks great. I can think of so many dishes that I can use this sauce with. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

Jenny said...

I love mustard so this sounds scrumptious to me!

Thank heavens for slow cookers with your crazy schedule. So you must be due to have that baby pretty soon!

What is your due date?

Thanks for a scrumptious little stop on our journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "X".


Tracy said...

Sorry taken so long to comment had cold all week and not been on PC much
loved it I am in not just a rut but the grandCanyon of ruts re food there is only my daughter and I at home and cooking is so boring just off for some toast

Guru Uru said...

This sauce would be perfect at breakfast, lunch or dinner time - looks wonderful :D
Simply fantastic recipe!

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