Here’s a jumping-off point, a no-recipe recipe that takes less than an hour: meltingly tender pork chops in an onion gravy, with lemon-bright mashed potatoes and sautéed greens. It’s a bulwark against cold weather, one of the great winter feasts.
Cooking without recipes is a kitchen skill, no different from dicing vegetables or flipping an omelet.
Start with the pork chops, as many as you need, on the bone if possible. Dredge them in flour that you’ve mixed with chili powder, salt, black pepper, smoked paprika and red-pepper flakes, or with Lawry’s seasoned salt or Old Bay seasoning or any