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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Like A Tween At A Justin Bieber Concert

I have a fear. Well, not sure if I would call it a fear or...shoot I don't know what you would call it...a weakness maybe?! I am posting today to confess one of my secrets. Something I have not revealed to the bloggy world...

I NEVER cook raw meat. E.V.E.R. Nope not even hamburger. I don't even know how to "brown" hamburger.

Well, I am attempting to rid myself of this weakness. So I actually ventured into the meat dept. and purchased this pack of pork chops. My head was spinning and I thought I was going to hit the floor like a tween at a Justin Bieber concert! But I made it...

Yesterday I readied my ingredients. Game on...

While getting the chops out of the package and into the crock pot I had visions of Justin Bieber again...my heart was pounding...I even started to sweat. I sliced the onion {the tears were from the onion, right?}.

Then I happily mixed the other ingredients and poured them on top of the chops and onions.

In 6 hours I had tender chops and a delicious smelling home! I served the chops with mashed potatoes and brocolli w/cheese. I forgot to take a pic of my plate so this is the bowl I put up for Dr. Hubby {who is in the doghouse cause he "accidentally" ate out with his parents}.
I got the recipe from one of my newest bloggy finds...My Favorite Everything. She had linked to the recipe in her weekly menu.
The kids and I loved this meal and I am putting it in the recipe file! It's a keeper!
Crock Pot Pork Chops
4 whole lean pork chops
1 med. onion sliced or diced
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms {I didn't use these}
2 cans {10.75 oz.} mushroom soup
4 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
Place chops in crock pot. Lay onion slice and mushrooms over chops.
Mix other ingredients in a bowl and pour over chops.
Cook on low for 5-6 hours {or 1 hour in oven at 350 degrees}
Serve with mashed potatoes.
Note: After baking remove chops and strain gravy. Reserve mushrooms and onions for those who want them.

Every week I am going to try a new recipe! Got an easy one you think I should try? Email me at girl {dot} scrappy {at} yahoo {dot} com!

25 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Crock pots was one of the best invention ever. This looks delicious!

Scrappy Girl said...

Amen Kristina! I was able to cook the meat AND go play at the scrappy schoolhouse after school!

M-Cat said...

I love my crockpot. And while I'm not a fan of cooking, it does make things easier if I HAVE to.

Pam said...

You sound like my daughter. She will not even remotely handle raw meat. Congrats on overcoming your fear. : ) The chops do look good.

tammy said...

I don't like to eat a lot of meat, but what do you guys eat for dinner all the time if you never fix meat?

This looks yummy. Although Luvpilot once got food poisoning from crock pot pork chops so I'm not sure he'd go for it. I probably shouldn't have told you that.

I'll look for some good recipes for you. I just bought a cookbook at Connor's school's bookfair yesterday that looked like it had some good ones.

Scrappy Girl said...

We usually eat alot of processed frozen foods. We eat meat, but it never comes in our home raw. We have a rotisserie from Walmart every 2 weeks too. Not to mention we eat out ALOT!

Garden of Egan said...

How do you not buy raw meat?
Seriously?
What do you eat?
I'm so intrigued.

Kaci said...

Looks yummy!

Becky said...

Oh man....this recipe looks AMAZING! I am SO making this!! Like tomorrow!!! Thanks!

Cherie said...

Scrappy you done good and I am very proud of you! Raw meat really does freak some people out so good job getting over that hurdle!

It looks absolutely delicious - You had me with the onions...YUM!!

Definately putting this recipe on my menu - thanks for posting it!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Never cooked raw meat? I'm stunned into jealousy!
There are some recipes on my blog if you want to check them out. They are actual recipes that I make for my family.

Cynthia said...

That looks tasty! Is this part of your 35 things list? I can cook raw meat but I will NOT eat meat off a bone. Ick!

Suzanne said...

Ugggh...I hate raw meat too! I will never ever squish up beef for burgers.:-) But I do cook for the rest of the family so I handle the meat...until I can convince everyone we don't need it:-)

I am making your recipe for my husband. He loves pork chops and I never make them.

I have an amazing recipe for chicken and also one for ribs that I'll try to remember to send you today. If I forget...yell at me. They are soooooo good and EASY!!!! People who visit from out of state request them every time:-)

laterg8r said...

crockpots rock :D

what do you eat if you don't cook meat? are you veggie?

Scrappy Girl said...

Cynthia this is not one of my 35 things...it should have been though!

We eat meat...but it is mostly frozen type things like lasagna or things that are heat and eat. And we LOVE Walmart's rotisserie chicken. We eat out ALOT!

Creative Mish said...

Wow That does look tasty! I'm proud of you. Once you learn how to cook RAW meat... you'll never go back :) I only eat once or twice a month..

惠IdellA_Fecteau1231蘋 said...

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mother goose said...

woohoo, way to stretch outside your limits! I have a recipe blog, but I haven't posted anything to it for a long time. we are still eating, i'm just not blogging much of anything. I'm going to have to try that dinner because it looks good and its simple and easy!

tammy said...

Just wanted you to know I'm making this tonight. It's starting to smell so yummy!

Cherie said...

Just wanted to let you know that I went and bought the ingredients and am excited to make this for dinner tomorrow night. Yummy!

Scrappy Girl said...

I am so flattered...from a non cooking hot mess of a homemaker to someone who shared the recipe for dinner...wow! After years of being made fun of for not cooking this feels pretty good!

tammy said...

This was yummy! My oldest and my husband wanted seconds. The pork chops were so tender. And I loved how easy it was. Crockpot meals like that are the best.

tammy said...

Your days of being made fun of are over!

I still haven't forgotten to send you some recipes. I'll dig out some of our faves when I have time long enough!

Scrappy Girl said...

That would be great! Thanks Tammy!

kado! said...

I am in shock...you never cook raw meat?

Here I am, a person who can't stand meat especially RAW meat ...but I have to suffer thru it to make dinner for the family...not that I ever end up eating it!

how funny is that!

I'll have to try this one for the family...I don't think I have ever even bought pork chops.