Thursday, October 21, 2010

Giddy-Up Pork Chops

My kids loved this recipe! I found it in my 3,4,5 ingredient cookbook (such a handy book as usual). It gave just the right amount of sweetness to tempt their tummies :)


6 boneless pork chops
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup honey or packed brown sugar (I used the brown sugar)
1 teaspoon soy sauce


Brown pork chops in oven-proof pan. Combine salsa, honey or brown sugar and soy sauce and heat for 20 to 30 seconds in microwave oven. Pour salsa mixture over pork chops, cover and bake at 325F for about 45 minutes or until pork chops are tender.

I served it on top of a bed of taco rice with a side of corn. I added lemon and lime wedges as a garnish, but then ended up squeezing them on top of my pork chop just to see how it tasted and it added, what I thought, to be an even more wonderful flavor! Try it both ways....yummy and yummy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Menu Plan Monday Week of 10/4/10-10/10/10

Though we are busy getting things ready for our beach trip this week, I still plan on being in the kitchen. These are our meal plans :)

Monday: Pork Country Ribs, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Brussels Sprouts

Tuesday: Italian Tuna Fettuccine Alfredo

Wednesday: Meatball Hoagies & Homemade Chips (didn't get a chance to make last week)

Thursday: Fend for Yourself Night

Friday: Parmesan Pasta, Ranch/Lettuce Wedges, Crispy Bread sticks

Saturday: Wedding

Sunday: Leave for the beach

Sometime this week, I want to try out a few drink and dessert recipes; Sunny Citrus Cooler and Jell-O Banana Splits.

Check back for recipes and reviews!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thick Skinned Italian Style Potato Chips

My 10 year old son, Genin has to do 4 projects in his social studies class based on the New England states. For his first project, he chose to do a potato stamp of Maine and then had to give 10 uses for a potato. We decided to go the extra mile and make a recipe involving potatoes for him to pass out to the kids like, samples :) This is our own recipe that Genin and I created and it was delicious!

Thick Skinned Italian Style Potato Chips

Slice potatoes thin and coat in olive oil. Place side by side on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Enjoy by themselves or dipped in ranch dressing.