Dinner at our house

Growing up, each night we had the person who'd step up and be in charge of dinner. Some days it'd be Mom whipping together some of Grandma's famous recipes, Dad grilling up some special fresh caught seafood or my go-to (and personal favorite) breakfast for dinner. At my current home, in San Luis Obispo, I live with a group of young professionals– we're all up and gone off to work as the sunrises and arrive back home after the sun sets, making home cooked meals a real challenge. However, there's one person that lives in our house that refuses (most nights of the week) to let excuses get in the way of enjoying a wholesome, healthy, home cooked meal– my younger sister, Abby.


As the "chef" at our house, Abby has recently been exploring different recipes, new menu items, and more than often calls "home" for suggestions in the kitchen. She received pork chops in last months CCM box; the perfect cut to give her a tastefully rewarding cooking challenge.

I'm not sure if there's any hidden secrets to Abby's cooking, other than it's always portioned appropriately with a fair amount of greens, but if you're looking for a simple, healthy, quick and awesome way to cook up some pork chops for the family here's what Abby suggests: 

What you'll need:

  • 2 CCM Pork Chops
  • Milk
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Parmesean
  • Parsley
  • Arregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cous Cous
  • 2000's Country music playing in the background


  • Start by mixing together the bread crumbs, shredded parmesean, parsley, arregano, salt and pepper in a medium size bowl
  • Take the pork chops and dip them into a bowl of milk
  • Once doused in milk, place into the medium size bowl and massage the bread crumbs and deliciousness into the chops
  • Start to steam the broccoli & brussels
  • Gous cous
  • Lastly, place on a baking dish, coated in olive oil, and bake for 15 mins on each side at 350º
  • Once baked, serve each pork chop alongside the bed of broccoli, brussels and cous cous.. and of course, enjoy a glass of Avenales Ranch Petite Sirah while you eat!

Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

Kyle Clement