I guess the answer is obvious…..I am blogging instead of napping although the nap sounds REALLY….REALLY…..REALLY appealing. Yesterday I did make a commitment to get back into blogging so the nap will either have to wait OR I’ll sneak a quick one in afterward. I am generally not a “napper” so I don’t know where the need to take one is coming from today, maybe it’s a side effect of that last birthday I just celebrated.
We had a gorgeous day so far today….even with the wind the 68 degree temperatures were welcome after the 40’s earlier in the week. The mild temperatures made for a nice day to run out and get a few errands taken care of.
My little buddy Lil E is coming over tomorrow for a few hours, his momma has a work meeting on this side of town tomorrow morning so my little guy is going to hang out with me for a few hours. In anticipation of his arrival I headed to the grocery store for chocolate milk, apples, banana’s and Cheerio’s. Don’t you just love that the cereal companies are now making these little single serving cereal cups? I love them…..we never seem to finish off an almost $5.00 box of cereal before it gets stale, so these little cups, which I can usually get 2/$1.00 work out well.
It’s Wednesday so of course there was a trip to the Dollar Tree, they had a delivery yesterday so new goodies were put out today, a trip to Toys R us (shhhh….don’t tell Nikki) and of course I just had to stop at Michael’s (well they are just right across from Toys R Us) to see what i could use my 40% off coupon on and they had a few things I needed for gift baskets I am working on. Other than what I knew I had to pick up….Michael’s was a bust, nothing new or interesting on display. Since the most expensive thing I picked up was $1.99 I didn’t want to waste that 40% coupon so I’ll try the other Michaels later this week, I need a “WELCOME” something….a wreath, hearts, something…anything…. for the entry way that can take me through the spring and into summer. When I see it, I know it’ll be the one.
Is anyone else having the spring meal time blues? Lately I am having a hard time filling in my weekly meal planner. Although I love the mild temperatures we aren’t ready to really get into bbq season yet but unfortunately I am not in the mood for soups and stews anymore either. I am in meal planning turmoil……….is anyone else??? As I search through cookbooks, websites and Pinterest (am I the only one who thinks Pinterest is just an OK site, still looking for the OMG effect?) there are a ton of chicken recipes out there, which we love, but I find few beef and pork recipes and when I do…..nothing jumps out at me and screams “MAKE ME…MAKE ME!!!
Monday I decided we were going to have pork chops…..at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon I still had no idea what I was going to do with these pork chops so I decided to throw a few things together…….I am happy to report dinner turned out well. When Walt asked where I found this recipe I simply replied…..”In the cupboard and refrigerator.” He laughed when I told him I just threw a few thing together and just kept going. Gotta love when that happens.
THROWN TOGETHER PORK CHOP AND STUFFING BAKE
Pork Chop Ingredients
4 Boneless Pork Chops
1.5 Cups Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/2 Cup Grated Parmesean Cheese
1.5 Tsp. Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
1 Cup Flour
1 Large Egg
2 Tbsp. Water
1/4 cup Crisco (add more if needed)
4 cups Pepperidge Farm Sage and Onion Stuffing
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
1/2 Cup Chopped Mushrooms
4 Tbsp. Butter
1-1/3 Cups Chicken Broth
Pork Chop Directions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Whisk egg and water together in a pie pan or shallow dish
- In another pie pan or shallow dish mix bread crumbs and Lawry’s seasoning salt
- Dredge chops in flour
- Dip in egg mixture
- Dredge in Italian Bread Crumbs
- In a large pan melt Crisco over medium heat
- Brown pork chops 5 minutes each side
- Remove from grease and drain on paper towel
- Melt butter – sautee’ onions and mushrooms (about 3-5 minutes)
- Add chicken broth
- Add stuffing crumbs – mix until moist
- Spread stuffing across bottom of a 2.2 quart rectangle baking dish
- Place pork chops on top of stuffing
- Cover with foil
- Bake 1 hour
I served this with mashed potatoes and made gravy from McCormicks gravy mix packet (great to keep on hand for emergencies!)