Monday, March 16, 2009

Not Exactly Irish...

For some reason, I tend to have a hard time finding things to do on the weekend. Whenever I try to plan parties or get-togethers, no one is available; so, when my friend Katie said she was available to stay for dinner after we got another friend's baby shower give, I was quite excited. We planned it on Wednesday...but first, the gift. So, Jennifer doesn't know what she's having (which really drives me crazy (for ME) but I'm excited that she's going to have a surprise). We had planned on getting her one of those little bouncers, but the one she registered for was out. Hmmm...I saw a cute one but it was very clearly for a girl...pink, brown, and decorated with birds and flowers! Somehow, I don't think a little boy would appreciate that. HOWEVER, Katie got into her head that we should get that one...so we did! Ahhh...Jennifer just laughed. She thought it was funny. Anyway, after making that purchase, we came home and made a yummy pork chop dish. It has only THREE ingredients...pork chops, potatoes, and saurkraut! Yummy! Total time is probably about 35 minutes. I served it with broccoli...so, instead of corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's day, I give you pork and saurkraut with a little broccoli for the green! Stay tuned for Chocolate Gooey Buttercakes for dessert! Katie's Pork Chops
pork chops (I had four)
2 large potatoes
1 can saurkraut

Season pork chops on one side with Season All. Place the pork chops in a large skillet, seasoned side down and season the other side. While searing the chops, thinly slice the peeled potatoes. Flip pork chops...do NOT cook all the way through. When seared, remove from pan...spray pan with cooking spray. Place potatoes in the bottom of the pan. Cover with saurkraut. Top saurkraut with pork chops. Cover with a lid OR if you don't have one large enough, use aluminum foil and weigh down with a lid. Cook for 30 minutes on medium head. At the end of the time, test the potatoes with a fork or knife. If tender, remove from heat. Place pork chops and potatoes on plate. Serve with your favorite veggie! Enjoy!

4 comments:

Pamela said...

YUMMO! Two of my favorite things...potatos and pork!!

Elle said...

If it's got potatoes, the Irish will probably love it. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

cooknkate said...

Every time I visit your blog and catch up on past posts it makes me want cookies, cakes, brownies and other decadent delights.

Must. Resist.

Everything does look wonderful!!!

Sarah said...

I JUST posted a new blog while you were leaving me that comment! Congratulations on your match!