My 3 Monsters: Pure Elegance

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6.16.2010

Pure Elegance

I recently signed up for eMealz, a meal planning service that creates a menu and a shopping list for you each week.  And it's coordinated to the prices and sales at several national food store chains so, theoretically at least, you save money.  I am loving it because one of my most hateful chores is grocery shopping.  I never know what to make.  Either nothing sounds good or everything does. It takes forever to organize myself enough to get to the store.  And when I was couponing . . .fuhgeddaboudit.  I love being able to print out a list and be out the door on grocery day without having to think about much.    But that is all beside the point.  One of our meals last week was "Elegant Pork Chops".  It was just pork chops and rice in a mushroom-y sauce.  Delicious, yes, but elegant?  Hmmmmmm. Maybe if you called the rice risotto (it was kind of creamy and saucy) it would border on the realm of elegance.  We teased about the name of the recipe back and forth the whole hour it was cooking.  We joked as we ate it.  Nearing the end of the meal Brent asked, "Kids, wasn't that the most elegant Sunday dinner mom has ever made?" to which my elder son replied (in all the seriousness his nine years could muster), "My eyes say no, but my mouth says yes!"  Holy moly.  What a troupe of clowns I'm raising here. 

Maybe it wasn't so very elegant, but we decided the recipe was a keeper so I'm adding it to my recipe list.  Try it and impress your family.  Just be sure to wash up the fine china and polish your silver first.  You're gonna' need it.

Little Lord Fauntleroy's Pork Chops

4-6 Boneless pork chops
3T. olive oil
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1-1/2 C. milk
1-1/2 C. instant uncooked rice
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
dash pepper

Preheat oven to 350*.  In a skillet, heat the olive oil and brown chops on each side.  In a 9x13 baking dish, combine all other ingredients.  Mix well.  Top with pork chops and cover with foil.  Cook 45 minutes.  Uncover and cook 5 minutes more.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Et voila!  Your elegance is served.

1 comment:

  1. I just found you through Tatertos & Jello! I am really enjoying going back and reading about you. Yummy recipe! I am now your 40th follower! I love the t-shirt pillows you made in your son's room. Great idea!

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