I bet Tuesdays and Thursdays are just screaming for attention. They don't seem get much, negative or otherwise. But, I love Tuesdays. I'm usually off work and have no grand babies, (as much as I love them all.) There are five of them, all five years old and younger...those little monkeys keep me running!
On this fine Tuesday, I'm making probably the easiest, but most satisfying dinner ever. If you like pork chops, which is of course, "the other white meat," then you'll love this recipe. And I'm not kidding. It is one of the quickest prep-time meals that I have ever made. It takes less than 10 minutes to throw into the crock pot.
You mix one can of cream of chicken, or mushroom, or basically any "cream of" soup you have in the pantry, with a package of dry Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix, directly in the crock pot. Then toss in 4 or 5 pork chops, put on the lid, and cook on low for about eight hours. You can also cook it on high for 5 or 6 hours, just until the chops are tender and falling apart. I serve them with the gravy sauce over brown rice. I'm telling you, it is the most scrumptious comfort food dish. Just add a tossed green salad, some bread, and you have a meal that anyone would think you slaved over a hot stove to prepare. Well, the secret is out with my family, but they still love it. I've passed the recipe to my daughters, and I do believe they are still able to fool their husbands. I told them to just sigh a lot at the dinner table like their exhausted.
If you want to go all out with the Flash Gordon of dinners, and make dessert as well then try this one.
Mix one box Angel Food cake mix with one can fruit pie filling. We love blueberry. Pour it into a sprayed 9x13 pan and bake as per directions on the box label. I believe it's usually 20 minutes or so. Serve with Lite Cool Whip topping. It's moist, sweet, satisfying, and you don't even have to feel guilty about having dessert. It's one of those, have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too kind of things, because it's not high in calories and fat.
That's it---three ingredients for the succulent pork chops, with maybe 5 minutes prep time, and two ingredients on a home made dessert, with only 5 minutes prep time also.
I'm going to be able to work on my new book, AND be Suzy home maker in the kitchen today. Anyone who writes, knows that is an oxymoron!
Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday. Appreciate the little guy. Tuesdays need love too. And while you're at it, give Thursday a shout out when it rolls around this week as well!