Sunday, September 30, 2012

Smothered Pork Chops with Cornbread

I got this recipe from the Martha Stewart Magazine Everyday Food

4 bone-in pork chops
1 1/4 cups whole mil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 med white onion, sliced
1 1/2 cups chicken or veg broth
1 bunch kale, tough stems and ribs removed, leaves cut into pieces
4 teaspoons oil
2 Tablespoons flour 

Heat oil in large skillet over high heat.  Season both sides of chips with S & P.  Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side.  Transfer to dish and tent with foil.  Reduce heat to medium.  Add onion and cook for about 8 minutes.  Add 2 Tablespoons flour and stir. Slowly whisk in broth and bring to boil stirring for about 3 minutes.  Add kale and cook until wilted about 4 minutes.  Serve over pork chops.

Meal Plan for October 1-6

Smothered pork chops with cornbread
I may cheat a little on this and just cook the kale in my leftover gravy from last night's dinner.

Taco Cornbread Bake

Pasta Primavera

Almost Stuffed Bell Peppers

Penne Pasta in Cream Sauce

Easy Night:  Pizza or Lasagna

My shopping list this week:

black sliced olives

green pepper

whipping cream


Italian  sausage

white wine




Sunday, September 16, 2012

Meal Planning Monday

Monday -- Chicken and Stuffing Bake
Chop onions (about 4) and celery for the rest of the week also

Tuesday -- Pasta e Fagioli in the Crockpot

Wednesday - Red Beans and Rice

Thursday -- Apricot Chicken

Friday -- Shrimp and Pasta Primavera

Saturday  -- Leftovers, Easy meals

Mexican Rice

I recently made this version of Mexican rice from leftover cooked white rice and everyone gobbled it.

Serves 6

Make 2 cups white rice ahead of time.

  • 1/4 cup and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2-3 teaspooons taco seasoning (I have a big container from Costco)
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
Heat oil.  Saute onions until tender/ translucent.  Add cooked rice, spices and chicken broth.  Enjoy.

Serve with Easy Chicken Enchiladas, Chicken Ole,  Taquitos or Quesadillas

My Meal Rotation

shrimp and pasta primavera

Pasta e Fagioli in the Crockpot

Stuffing Chicken Bake

Broiled Tilapia

Apricot Chicken

Red Beans and Rice

Roasted Pork Loin

Taco Cornbread Bake

Quick Meal Ideas

Safeway or Costco Lasagna

Quesadillas and Soup

Taquitos and Mexican Rice


Pasta Carbonara