Saturday, January 10, 2015

Smothered Pork Chops

Smothered Pork Chops


  • 6-8 Boneless Pork Chops
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Eggs
  • Seasonings (Salt, Pepper, Garlic,anything that sounds good to you)
  • Golden Mushroom Soup
  • Vegetable Oil or Butter
Start with heating up your oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat.  I use just enough to coat the bottom about 2 tablespoons.  Next get two shallow dishes or bowls.  Fill one with a cup of milk and one egg mixed together and the other with a cup of flour and your seasonings.  Dip each pork chop in the milk/egg mixture, then the flour mixture and repeat before placing it in you heated skillet.  Cook about 5 to 6 minutes on each side ( I cooked more like 8 on each side because I get paranoid when cooking meat).

Once you've cooked all your pork chops place them in a baking dish.  If they are oily I would put them on a couple of paper towels for a few minutes to drain some of the grease off before this step.

Next sprinkle 3 to 4 tablespoons of flour in the the pan you cooked the pork chops in and slowly add about 3/4 cup of milk while mixing it really good with a wooden spoon.  Don't stop mixing or it will get lumpy.  After you have your gravy base add 1 can of Golden Mushroom soup and heat until bubbling.

Poor the gravy mixture over your pork chops and cook at 375 for 30 to 45 minutes.

I forgot to take an after picture but trust me they were yummy.  Lots of flavor and very tender.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tater Tot Casserole

This is a quick family friendly meal.  It's even Noah approved!


  • Ground Beef
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup of Onion
  • 1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • Tater Tots

 Start by browning your ground beef with the onion.

 Once your meat is fully cooked and drained stir in the soup and 1 and 1/2 cups of shredded cheese.  Cook over low heat until your cheese has melted and is nice and creamy.

 Pour your meat mixture into a casserole dish and top with tater tots.  Cook at 400 degrees for 22 to 25 minutes.

 Top with remaining shredded cheese and pop it back in the oven for a couple of minutes to melt.

 Then enjoy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chicken Fried Rice

This is one of our favorite and easiest recipes and it is Noah approved!

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken
  • Rice (about 3 to 4 cups)
  • 3 Eggs
  • Butter
  • Soy Sauce
  • Onion (optional)

Start by cutting up chicken into bite size pieces. Cook with about 2 tablespoons of butter and a tablespoon of soy sauce in a skillet. This would also be the time to add onion if you are.

One your chicken is cooked all the way you will add your cooked rice to the pan with a little more butter and soy sauce. I honestly don't measure this out and just keep adding until it looks good. While my rice is warming up I scramble 3 eggs in a separate pan and then mix them in.

If you wanted to you can add in a can of mixed veggies to make this a little more healthy. I then continue to cook for about 15 minutes over low heat stirring occasionally.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cheeseburger Sliders

Since tomorrow is the Super Bowl (Go Pack Go!) I wanted to post a recipe that we tried this week that would be perfect for a Super Bowl party. I found this recipe on one of my favorite cooking blogs and thought I would give it a try. I changed it up just a little bit since I was making less.

In a large bowl mix Hamburger meat, Worcestershire sauce, egg, salt and pepper. Use a small scoop or tbsp to measure out small amounts of the meat mixture to make your patties and then cook them in a skillet

Continue until you have cooked all of the patties and then cut the rolls in half to make the buns. You can top these with any of your favorite burger toppings. We only used cheese because the meat had lots of flavor from the Worcestershire sauce.

These are great to take to a party or to make for dinner!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pigs in a Blanket

This is a super easy recipe that can be used for breakfast/brunch, a snack, or a party food. You only need 2 ingredients!

Preheat oven to 375. Cut crescent rolls into 3 pieces and roll the pieces around the little smokies and place on baking sheet. Cook for 12 minutes and enjoy.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

So as I was deciding on my meal plan for the week I asked Trace if he wanted Beef Enchiladas, he then replied I really like your mom's chicken enchiladas better than your beef ones. So instead of hitting him in the head I tried to remember the chicken enchiladas recipes. I'm not 100% sure if this is her exact recipe so I'm going to check with her but these turned out pretty good.

  • 2 to 3 Chicken Breasts (Boiled and Shredded)
  • Onion (Chopped)
  • Garlic to taste
  • 1 Can Chopped Green Chilies
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 8 to 10 Tortillas
  • 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Jack Cheese Blend (Shredded)

Saute onions, green chilies, and garlic

Add Chicken and Cream Cheese. Stir on low heat until cheese melts and is blended.

Divide meat mixture into tortillas and place in pan. Cover with shredded cheese and slowly pour heavy cream covering the entire dish.

Bake at 375 for 30 mins

This turned out really good and made a ton! We actually had leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Butter Dips (Easy Biscuits)

I love trying new recipes especially the ones I find on other cooking blogs. I like seeing real pictures of the recipes that people have cooked and not pictures of what a cook book has manipulated different things to show you what it should look like. One of my favorite cooking blogs is Plain Chicken she has lots of recipes I want to try out so you will see me linking to her a lot. My first attempt at one of her recipes is a pretty simple one. It's an easy biscuit recipe. I think this is the first recipe I've tried were I actually already had all the ingredients on hand! I was so excited about that.

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 & 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2/3 to 1 cup buttermilk or milk

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Cut the butter into small pieces and place them in a 8-inch square microwave safe baking dish. Put the dish in the microwave to melt the butter.

While the butter is melting mix the dry ingredients together then stir in 2/3 cup of milk and mix together to form a loose dough. You can add more milk up to 1 cup as needed. Remove dish from microwave and press dough over the melted butter. Using a knife cut the biscuits into 9 or 12 pieces.

Bake for 12-15 minutes

Then serve it up! Trace and Noah loved them.