Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cabin Fever Anyone?

In many areas, the U.S. is fighting ice and snow. This is the time of year, to just give up, sit back, grab an afghan, that is if you don't have a nice, warm corgi, and begin looking through seed catalogs and recipe books!

From the Farmer's Almanac:

Healthy Pork Chop Casserole This is a "wonderful" comfort dish! Children LOVE it, and do NOT even know they are eating their veggies, unless you tell them. You will have very tender chops, that can be cut with a fork! Also, a great dish for any type of large function.

Yield: Can serve 4 to 12

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 2 to 2-1/2 hours

•4-8 bone-in or boneless pork chops
•6-10 Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced
•1 large head cabbage, sliced
•1-2 large onions, peeled and sliced
•1 can cream of mushroom soup
•1 can cream of chicken soup
•Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and pat dry chops with paper towels. Season each with a little Kosher/sea-salt/no-salt, and fresh ground pepper to taste.

In a non-stick frying pan, drizzle a little olive oil. On high heat when oil is rippling, lay each chop in pan, only browning each side! When browned on both sides, take out of pan and lay on paper towels to drain any fat or oil off.

In a large deep casserole dish, lightly spray with olive oil/Pam/or using butter, oil dish lightly for non-stick.
1. Lay your medium-thin sliced potatoes, 1-2 layers making sure to cover the bottom of the dish.
2. Cover with a layer or two of sliced cabbage.
3. Next layer add sliced onions.
4. On top of onions, lay "browned only" chops.
In a medium bowl, mix together cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups, then spread evenly on top of your casserole. Making sure everything is covered.
Tightly cover the dish with the shiny side of the foil down. Place in preheated oven and cook 1-1/2-2 hours. When finished, let rest for at least 20 minutes before removing foil.

Flurries look as if they are out there for the entire day. I will be loading up my trusty broom to sweep off the car at quitting time tonight! The tracker is already in the four-wheel drive position. If you're out there, be careful will ya? Wintry hugs to all my bloggie sista's!


Whosyergurl said...

Thank you for your kind, kind, KIND comments on my blog! I heard you guys already had TWO FEET of snow up there! MORE? We're getting it down here!
Your recipe looks quite yummy!
XO, Cheryl

Chatty Crone said...

You have lots of snow - does it affect you getting to work? We are snowed in here too - our libraries are closed here! sandie

Angela said...

Hey Corgidogmama!

That is one interesting recipe! I will have to give that one a try! I have a great pork chop recipe that my daughter will eat. I have the recipe on my blog but it involves pork chops, sweet potatoes, onions, apples and raisins. We love it so I'm sure we will love your recipe too!

Stay warm!

ClassyChassy said...

The snow sure makes us want to hunker down and stay warm - good recipes for hearty meals helps, don't it? Did you experience the earth quakes a week or so ago??

Pam said...

I know you just had more snow than we did but I am "snowed" out. More on the way the end of the week and weekend. Your pork casserole sounds delicious!!! My kind of comfort food for sure and this is on my to do list. Love it with the cabbage. Keep warm!!!

Pat MacKenzie said...

Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious. I've printed it out and will use it as soon as I buy a cabbage. We're stuck in snow here in Alberta too - major storm last weekend and another supposed to start today. It's knitting weather!

Mausi said...

Hello! I came from Pam's blog. This Pork chop casserole looked really good! I sure would love to try sometimes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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