Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mommy's cooking helper!

Tonight's Menu :

Pan Fried Pork Chops

Mashed Potatoes


Green Beans


This is one of Jason's favorite meals and one of my favorite - cause it's simple and yummy.

A couple of weeks ago Pork Chops were on sale at our local grocery store. (I stock up and freeze meat when it's on sale, then menu plan from the freezer.) I pulled 4 pork chops out of the freezer last night and put them in the refrigerator to thaw.

Once the pork chops were thawed I seasoned each one on both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Next in a shallow dish or contained I mixed 1 cup of flour with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Then I dipped both sides of the pork chop in the flour.
In a pan over medium heat I added 1/2 cup of olive oil. Once it the oil is hot enough (if you drop a little flour in it should bubble), carefully place the pork chops in the pan. After about 4 minutes turn the pork chop and brown the other side.
Once both sides have browned I placed them into the oven that was preheated to 300 degrees. I then let them continue to cook for about 30 minutes.

While the pork chops were cooking I peeled 4 potatoes, made the mashed potatoes, microwaved a can of green beans, corn and using a packet made brown gravy.

I totally I spent 1 hour preparing and cooking the food. Not bad for a well balanced meal!

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