Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Four More Things: Day 5

I have 2 main proficiencies in life: food and dogs.  This aligns perfectly with my life priorities, so that helps.  So these things come from someone who knows what she's talking about.  Also, 3/4 of these include pork of some sort.. so there's that.

1.  Pork chops with a can of cream of mushroom soup and about half a can of water with a full container of mushrooms on top plus an obscene amount of mozzarella cheese, cover with tinfoil, bake till done (per temp).  This was originally chicken with mushrooms, but one time I tried it with pork chops and I'm not sure I'll ever go back.

2.  Brussel sprouts w/ bacon.  Bake a pack of bacon, while that is going prep your brussel sprouts (I usually cut mine in half for quicker cooking).  When bacon is finished (15-20 mins at 375F), pour grease on brussel sprouts and toss, dice up a few slices of bacon and add to sprouts, add sprouts to baking sheet and spread evenly.  After 10-15 minute take out and flip/stir sprouts.  Cook for an additional 10+ minute until sprouts are tender.

3.  Pork butt in the crockpot with various herbs/spices.  The best thing about the crockpot is I can pretty much add anything to it and it will be delicious.  Oh, that ginger ale has been in the fridge so long it's completely flat?  Looks like this roast would be perfect with ginger ale.  After it's done cooking, I shred it with a fork and add it to a mini-potato bun/roll with a bit of bbq sauce and I'm in heaven.

4.  Chicken and gnocchi soup.  Just click that link and make that for dinner and come back and thank me later.


  1. Take the left over shredded pork and sauté it with some onion and soy sauce (or whatever you like) and a can of black beans. so yum!

  2. I love the cream of ___ with pork chops. I do that all the time in the crock pot.

  3. Brussels sprouts get such a bad rap, but oh my GOODNESS are they delicious if cooked right. And as we all know, cooked with bacon = cooked right.

  4. Mmmm gnocchi are my favorite!!! I just discovered my love for brussels last year in the form of shaved for brussels salad. Delicious!


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