Sunday, December 5, 2004

Tangy Pork Chops

Here is the awesome Tangy Pork Chop Recipe I have been talking about.   We have had this recipe twice in the past week.  Hope you try it out in your crock pot and enjoy it. 
Tangy Pork Chops
4 1/2 Inch thick pork chops
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 medium onions, chopped (I only used one onion)
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 large green pepper, sliced
14 1/2 oz. can stewed tomatoes (I used diced tomatoes)
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. of cider vinegar (I used balsamic vinegar)
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 beef bouillon cube
2 Tbsp. corn starch
2 Tbsp. water
1.  Place chops in slow cooker.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2.  Add onions, celery, pepper, and tomatoes.
3.  Combine ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and bouillon.  Pour over vegetables. 
4.  Cover.  Cook on Low 5-6 hours. 
5.  Combine cornstarch and water until smooth.  Stir into slow cooker. 
6.  Cover.  Cook on High 30 minutes, or until thickened.
7.  Serve over rice. 

Monday, November 22, 2004

Cranberry Manderin Salad

Cranberry Mandarin Salad
This is ohhhhh, soooooo easy.  And we learned this from our friend Angela, who had us over for a Christmas party one year.
2   16 oz. cans of Ocean Spray Whole Berry Cranberry sauce
2   11 oz. cans of mandarin oranges, drained.
1 1/2 cups of pecan halves
Mix together and put in your favorite glass or crystal bowl. 
Very deeeeelightful and pretty. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Breakfast Sausage and Egg Casserole

It is always nice to have something quick to fix when you have overnight company.  My sister introduced me to the idea of the Sausage and Egg Casserole, b/c you can fix it the night before, with little preparation, and put it in fridge and then heat it up the next morning while you sip coffee with your overnight guests.  We have often fixed this when going to the river house with my sis and also for Christmas morning.
You can be creative with the type of sausage, the type of cheese, and the type of bread you use, giving you a different flavor each time.
1 pkg. of sausage (your choice)
6 eggs, slightly beaten
2 cups of milk
1 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
Pilsbury Crescent Rolls-- enough to cover a casserole dish.
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
You can add other ingredients like chopped onion and green pepper if you desire.
Brown the sausage in skillet, and saute the onions and green peppers, if you chose to add those to the recipe.
Mix the egg, milk, salt, pepper until blended.
Grease the casserole dish and layer the ingredients with the Crescent rolls lining the bottom of the dish.  Add sausage, pour on the egg mixture.  Add the 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese. 
You may make the night ahead and put in the fridge for the next morning, or bake immediately.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Saturday, October 2, 2004

Coca-Cola BBQ Leg Quarters

Coca Cola BBQ Leg Quarters
4 chicken leg quarters
1 stick margerine
1 8 oz. can Coca-cola
2 tbsp. Worchestershire Sauce
1 cup ketchup
salt & pepper, to taste
Mix margarine, Coke, Worchestershire sauce and ketchup in a saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat.  Put leg quarters in large baking dish.  Pour sauce mixture over chicken and cover.  Bake for 45-60 mintues until tender at 350 degrees. 
Side notes:
We have also grilled the chicken before and used the sauce to baste.  Or the original recipe says to use a fryer and simmer for same amount of time.  Also, you can use any cut of chicken, it does not have to be a chicken leg quarter. Any way you do it ---turns out very good.  It's tangy, a little sweet, but not too much so.  Yummy. 
We've not had this recipe in a while....I think it's forthcoming.  I'd forgotten about it - till I came across it in the recipes!  I better go put chicken on the grocery list.
It's always nice to have recipes like this that uses ingredients you have in your pantry or fridge. 
Have an awesome day!

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Amish Pork Chops - Family Favorite

~~~~~~Amish Pork Chops ~~~~~~
1 can mushroom soup
1 cup catsup
1 tbs of worchesterchire sauce
1/2 cup chopped onion
4-6 Pork Chops 
POUR these ingredients over pork chops and bake for 2 hours at 375 degrees.
(You can take them out earlier ---but if you let them stay in the oven as long as 2 hours, they will melt in your mouth!)
We have enjoyed this simple recipe here in our household.  I am not sure where the recipe came from.  A friend, a magazine - who knows for sure.   But it's become a family favorite.

  I may be slow to post these recipes, but we've a lot to share.  We won't put anything in this journal that we haven't tried and liked!