SEARED PORK CHOPS WITH BLUEBERRY GLAZE

October 22, 2013

Welcome to my formal presentation on The Weakness Theory.

The Weakness Theory is something I’ve observed in myself, and my friends have confirmed in their marriages as well. Since becoming man and wife, I’ve gotten a lot more lax on what it takes to ask David for help. Sometimes I’ll wait for him to get home to move a box or change a lightbulb or something else that I am totally capable of doing.

As a college-aged-lass, I got along just fine living independently with only other females. I hung picture frames, filled up my own tank of gas, and the like. Now, I’m so spoiled having an uber-man around  that I just have him open jars that I probably could of exerted myself a bit and opened solo.

Sometimes it’s humorous. Sometimes it’s lazy. And sometimes it’s good. I like being dependent on my husband. And that’s how it’s supposed to be. Any other victims of The Weakness Theory?

SEARED PORK CHOPS WITH BLUEBERRY GLAZE from Rachel Schultz

SEARED PORK CHOPS WITH BLUEBERRY GLAZE
Serves 3-4

4 pork chops
1 and 1/2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 cup water
1 cup blueberries
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt & pepper

Whisk together salt, sugar, and water. Pour over chops and allow to sit for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

SEARED PORK CHOPS WITH BLUEBERRY GLAZE from Rachel Schultz

Puree blueberries in a blender.

SEARED PORK CHOPS WITH BLUEBERRY GLAZE from Rachel Schultz

Heat blueberry puree and balsamic vinegar in a skillet. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove chops from water and pat dry. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sear in a skillet over high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side. Drizzle glaze over chops.

SEARED PORK CHOPS WITH BLUEBERRY GLAZE from Rachel Schultz

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SEARED PORK CHOPS WITH BLUEBERRY GLAZE
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Whisk together salt, sugar, and water.
  2. Pour over chops and allow to sit for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  3. Puree blueberries in a blender.
  4. Heat blueberry puree and balsamic vinegar in a skillet. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove chops from water and pat dry. Brush with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Sear in a skillet over high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  6. Drizzle glaze over chops.

Adapted from Savvy Eats.

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Comments

  • Laura

    On Monday, my husband and I will have been married for a year and a half, and in that time, I have definitely started practicing the Weakness Theory. I didn’t have a name for it until I read this post, though! It struck me the other day when I was running errands alone and stopped at a gas station. I realized that I never have to pump gas anymore. Even though I don’t want to come off as lazy, it’s true that there is a rightness about the Weakness Theory. It reminds me of the roles we were created to fit in, which is humbling.

    • Rachel Schultz

      So true! Haha, good to know you have it too, Laura :)

  • Melissa

    I TOTALLY practice the Weakness Theory! I didn’t get married until I was 37, so, obviously, I did A LOT of things for myself BY myself. The moment I got married, though, I deferred to my husband for things like car maintenance/repair, house air filters, changing of the light bulbs, etc
    However, it helps make him feel like the “hunter-gatherer” role. Besides, he treats me like a delicate flower during these times and, as Martha Stewart says, “that’s a good thing”. :-D

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes! That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Great to know there’s another :)

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