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Jun 042014
 

Crock Pot Pork Chops With Sour Cream And Onion Gravy

After getting up at O’dark thirty yesterday morning, I didn’t feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen preparing dinner and my mind went right to the crock pot and even that didn’t go as planned! First of all, my mashed potatoes were more on the style of soupy mashed taters and I made a major boo boo when it came to making the gravy for the chops; just don’t know where my mind was other than maybe taking a nap after a long day of working around the house and the lack of sleep could have been huge contributing factors. You see, I always use sour cream in my taters instead of milk, last night, used milk and then for the gravy, instead of sour cream, I used cream cheese! Why was my mind so distant to using sour cream, I have no idea. I was looking at the gravy thinking something didn’t look right but was totally at sea as to what I had done. Sometimes when you make something often enough, you seem to get a brain fart and that’s exactly what I did last night. Well, all was not totally lost, as I never let on to husband about the mistakes and he found it so tasty that he wants some of the left-over gravy over fresh biscuits for lunch! I do have to admit that my goof-up did turn out okay but just with a little different flavor and consistency than normal. So I am going to give you my normal way of making it and my little screw-up version in parenthesis!

porkchop gravy 001

Needed more bread!!!

Crock Pot Pork Chops With Sour Cream And Onion Gravy
 
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless pork chops between ¼ and ½ inch thick
  • Pepper and onion powder to taste
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1 large sweet onion sliced about ¼ inch thick, I used Vidalia
  • 2 cups chicken broth, I use low-sodium
  • 2 tbsp dried chives ( I left these out last night, well initially )
  • 2 tbsp flour, i use more to get a thicker gravy but start with 2 and then add more whisked together with a little water until you get the consistency desired
  • 1 container (8 oz) sour cream (my screw-up as I used 8 oz of whipped cream cheese with chives instead, guess I had the chives in my head telling me that I had forgot them earlier!)
Instructions
  1. Rub pork chops with the pepper and onion powder; dredge lightly in flour, shaking off excess.
  2. In a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat, brown chops on both sides.
  3. Place chops in crock pot and top with sliced onions; add the chicken broth and chives.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours or until chops are tender.
  5. Remove chops from cooker and add the sour cream that has been combined with the 2 tablespoons of flour to the meat juices.
  6. Turn pot on HIGH and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce has thickened, adding more flour paste if necessary.

 

I hope you enjoy as much as we do and if you notice, I was so tired, I even skipped on a veggie and that is something I very rarely do………………….

 

Jun 172013
 

Marinated Green Beans With Sour Cream Dressing

Well I hope all you dads out there had a great day yesterday! Quiet here except for the phone calls from the kids and we just pigged out on a seafood dinner which was husband’s final choice for his day, watched TV, napped and of coarse, had a few brews. Thought of our son-in-law and grandson as they had left us a few Coronas in the frig when they left so Kenny and I could have a treat. This recipe is just a simple way to dress up some canned green beans and serve them cold which is perfect for a picnic and the summer time heat.

french style green beans

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Marinated Green Beans With Sour Cream Dressing
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can (15 oz) French style green beans
  • 1-1/2 teas vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teas white wine vinegar
  • ½ small sweet onion
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 teas chopped fresh chives
  • ⅛ teas fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teas horseradish
Instructions
  1. Combine the green beans with their liquid and the next 4 ingredients in a resealable dish.
  2. Marinate overnight in the frig, stirring occasionally.
  3. Just before you're ready to serve, combine the sour cream and remaining ingredients.
  4. Drain green bean mixture, add the sour cream mixture and toss to coat.

 

Hope you enjoy!

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