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Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops November 8, 2017

Filed under: Main Dish,Recipes,Slow Cooker — admin @ 10:27 am
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Since school sports are starting, crockpot meals are a life saver. This recipe has a really good taste, but I will never use bone-in pork chops again. The bone fell right off the pork chops and ended up with little shards in the gravy. So no leftovers.  Next time I’ll either do a boneless pork chop or a pork shoulder. I made rice to go with the meal and a veggie.

Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 6 hours
Total time 6 hours, 10 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Website The Country Cook

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops (I tried bone-in, it ended up falling apart resulting in tiny bones in the gravy)
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 can chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup, low sodium
  • 1 packet dry pork gravy mix
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

To Thicken Gravy

  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Directions

Step 1
In a 5-6 quart oval slow cooker, combine onion soup mix, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and pork gravy mix.
Step 2
Whisk together until combined.
Step 3
Season both sides of the chops with a little bit of garlic powder.
Step 4
Place pork chops into the slow cooker.
Step 5
Cover and cook on low about 4-6 hours.
Step 6
Just before the pork chops are done - whisk together the corn starch and cold water in a small bowl. Once it is smooth, pour it in with your pork chops in the slow cooker and stir gently.
Step 7
Cover and switch the slow cooker to high and cook for another 30 minutes (until gravy has thickened.)
Step 8
Cover and switch the slow cooker to high and cook for another 30 minutes (until gravy has thickened.)
 

Classic Zucchini Bread November 22, 2016

Filed under: Breads,Recipes — admin @ 1:51 pm
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Out of all the zucchini breads I have seen, this one is my favorite. It makes two loaves. I used two medium sized zucchini and it was perfect.

Classic Zucchini Bread
Author: 
Recipe type: Bread
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2 loaves
 
Ingredients
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 5x8-inch loaf pans with nonstick spray
  2. Sift all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, beat liquids and zucchini together. Stir in dry ingredients and combine until wet. Mixture will be thin. Divide the batter between the loaf pans.
  4. Bake 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

 

Weight Watchers: Chicken Angel Hair Pasta Bake November 22, 2016

Filed under: Recipes,Weight Watchers — admin @ 10:09 am
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I joined Weight Watchers almost two months ago. I’m really enjoying it. It doesn’t restrict what you eat really. For example, my son and I went to Wendy’s about a month ago since we were busy running around. I had my morning coffee, which adds to 2 points. (I get 30 a day). I don’t eat fast food often. It’s rare. So I order a chicken sandwich meal with a chocolate frosty. I didn’t bother checking the points before hand. Wish I did. That meal was 45 points! Once you see what certain foods are, you will stay away from it. This meal it 4 points. Big difference.

 

Weight Watchers: Chicken Angel Hair Pasta Bake
Author: 
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Weight Watchers
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Pound Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 2 Cups Low Fat Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 8 Ounce Angel Hair Pasta el dente – will finish cooking in oven
  • ⅓ Cup Non Fat Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup Skim Milk
  • ¼ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 3 Dashes Hot Sauce (Tabasco or similar)
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Italian Seasoning Blend (1/3 Tsp. Oregano, ⅓ Tsp. Thyme, ⅓ Tsp. Basil)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper as desired
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray 9x13 casserole with non stick cooking spray
  3. In large bowl mix together all ingredients until pasta is coated and everything is well blended
  4. Pour into casserole
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until bubbling and browned around edges

 

Patriotic Round-Up 2 May 29, 2015

Filed under: 4th of July,Desserts,Recipes — admin @ 10:58 am
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1. Kool-Aid Cookies – by This Silly Girl’s Life 2. 4th of July Ice Cream Cones – by Made from Pinterest 3. 4th of July Fruit Kabobs – by Eating on a Dime 4. M & M Blondies – Red, White, & Blondie – by Your Homebased Mom 5. Patriotic Jello Cups – by Moms Need to Know 6. Star Spangled Shortcakes – by Momtastic

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