The horrific hurricanes lately made me think back to the destruction here during Hurricane Sandy. It hit while I was in culinary school and my school closed for weeks. There was water damage and no power so it took a while for it to be ready to reopen. I’ll never forget the first day back because I was so happy to be there. I was rusty but we picked up right where we left off. We were studying French dishes and made these incredible Normandy style pork chops for our first dish since the closure. So I decided to make them again as I thought about all of the people recovering and rebuilding after Harvey and Irma the way we did after Sandy.
When the Normandy style pork chops finished baking, I served them immediately! I plated each pork chop with an apple ring or two before I spooned a generous amount of the cream sauce on top. They were perfect with potatoes and a salad on the side for a fantastic, complete meal. On a more serious note, as I said earlier my thoughts and love are with the people affected by the hurricanes. They helped us through Sandy and I hope we can be just as supportive of them. Please donate and help however you can, whenever you can. xoxo