Pork is a popular meat centered around the Fall season world-wide. In Germany, Bavarian Chops are lightly floured, browned, sauted with mushrooms and green onion, and simmered in Beer. It is served over buttered noodles or German Spaetzle and red cabbage as part of the Oktoberfest meal.
Hispanic Heritage Month is in September, and pork plays an important part in the celebrations. Mexican dishes, such as Spicy Pork carnitas, which means "little meats," is cooked and seasoned pork that is shredded and served on tortillas or tacos.
Pork is also an important food of the American Fall Harvest. Michigan dried cherries can be used to make a wonderful sauce for baked pork chops. Another autumn pork chop favorite is made by topping pork chops with a brown-sugar, honey mustard glaze and topped with peaches sprinkled with brown sugar-cinnamon and butter for the final few minutes of baking.
Autumn Glazed Pork Chops uses another seasonal favorite of the Fall: cranberries. The cranberries are accented with other fall flavors of apple cider, ginger, and nutmeg. This is a delicious, quick weeknight baked pork chop recipe to add warmth to the cool fall air.
You can get the recipes for the Autumn Glazed Pork Chops and the Bavarian Pork Chops, HERE.
Pork is an excellent source of thiamin, vitamin B6, phosphorous, niacin, and is also a good source of potassium, zinc and riboflavin.
Take advantage of seasonal fall harvest foods and supermarket meat specials to stretch your food dollars, while at the same time adding delicious Autumn tastes to your menu.