I found a recipe for Pork Chops Braised in Country Gravy and figured that should satisfy Grumpy. I scrubbed some red potatoes and quartered them and got them ready to cook so we could have them with the pork chops.
Now, I gotta laugh at Grumpy. I didn’t let on that I was going to fix anything other than the shrimp dish. I figured, let him suffer a bit. See, I do get my revenge for his grumpiness in my own way. he he. He finally made it into the kitchen and was nosing around the stove. I knew he wanted to know what I was up to. I finally said “You aren’t curious are you?” he he. I wouldn’t tell him what I was making. I just told him that he needed to get out of my way if he wanted to eat anytime tonight. hehe. I’m getting such pleasure just remembering. lol
I hadn’t made this recipe before, but it really turned out great. The pork was tender and flavorful and I will definitely be keeping it around because its also light!
4 (4 ounce) boned loin pork chops (about 1″ thick)
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4-1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1-1/2 cup 2% (I used skim) milk, divided
1 teaspoon margarine or butter (I always use butter, margarine only makes it in my house by soft tub)
Trim fat from pork. Combine flour, salt, and pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork; seal bag and shake to coat pork with flour mixture. Remove pork from bag, reserving remaining flour mixture. Place reserved flour mixture in a small bowl. Gradually add 3/4 cup milk, stirring with a whisk until blended.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Add milk mixture; cover, reduce heat to low and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn pork. Stir in 3/4 milk, cover and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Uncover skillet, and cook pork 15 minutes or until gravy is reduced to 2/3 cup. Spoon gravy over pork. Yield: 4 servings (1 chop and 2-1/2 Tablespoons gravy).
Calories: 248, Fat 10.9 grams, Protien 28.4, Carb 7.2, Fiber o.1, Chol 79mg, Iron 1.2 mg, Sodium 425 mg.
Weight Watcher points: 6
My friend Barbara of Barbara Bakes did this MEME and since I was one of the last 10 people who left a comment on her blog I will carry on and do it also. This one is a little different though so I think it will be fun!
This Meme shows commenters that you care about the people who visit your blog and take the time to leave comments!!
1. List the last ten people who have commented on your blog
2. If you’re on my list then you should do the meme on your blog too
10 Blogs, 15 Questions.
1. Kristen of Dine and Dish
2. Barbara of Barbara Bakes
3. Cami of Creating Myself
4. Sabrina of Superfluous
5. Bobby of Blog Chef
6. Shelly of Musings from a Fishbowl
7. Sophie of Recipes2Share
8. Michele of Life, Lightly Salted
9. Cookie Pie
10. Cristine of Cooking with Christine
1: What is your favorite post from number 3’s blog?
Any post that Cami has involving her grands is an awesome post, but my favorite one so far is the one where we got to see the kids dressed up for Halloween – including her new grandson who is just as adorable as the rest! You can see the post here.
2. Has number 10 taken any pictures that have moved you?
Cristine recently did a post about lunch for the kids. Her daughter had a playmate over for lunch and I am always happy to see when moms include their kids in the meal making. She made them an awesome lunch and you can see that here.
3. Does number 6 reply to comments on their blog?
I’m not sure, but she comments on my blog!
4. Which part of blogland is number 2 from?
Barbara is on the opposite side of the country from me. We have a bit in common (particularly my former last name), both had a child get married over the summer and both like Cooking Light!
5. If you could give one piece of advice to number 7 what would it be?
I can’t give advice to someone who know so much more than me! Sophie has a great website where you can actually register and submit pics that she graciously posts on her photo gallery. She also has a blog view which is very cool!
6. Have you ever tried something from number 9’s blog?
Not yet, but her Peanut Butter and Banana Pancakes look pretty tempting. I may be trying those for a Sunday morning soon!
7. Has number 1 blogged something that inspired you?
I’m pretty new to reading Kristen’s blog, but I look forward to keeping up with her – she has a great looking one with some seafood recipes I came across on Tastespotting that belong to her (in my attempt to figure out what seafood dish to fix for dinner some night soon!) Just click here for the seafood search.
8. How often do you comment on number 4’s blog?
I just met Sabrina and saw her blog for the first time this week and started to follow her.
9. Do you wait for number 8 to post excitedly?
Sure do. I like reading about her inspirations from other posts!
10. How did number 5’s blog change your life?
Bobby has an awesome blog and his is one of the first ones I go to on a search for recipes. Every photo he takes looks so appetizing! He has a Black Pepper Chicken recipe that I have to try sometime for Grumpy. Well, he has a LOT of recipes I have to try and that is going to make my life easier!!
11. Do you know any of the 10 bloggers in person?
No. However, I have “known” of Cami for a while. I met her through allrecipes.com and ended up joining a cooking friend forum which she belongs to. Cami is a terrific mom and grandmother that I am proud to call my “online friend”.
12. Do any of your 10 bloggers know each other in person?
Not that I know of.
13. Out of the 10, which updates more frequently?
Cristine does and I look forward to seeing her posts everyday!
14. Which of the 10 keep you laughing?
Cristine says some really cute things on her blog and she makes me smile often.
15. Which of the 10 has made you cry (good or bad tears)?
Cami has, both happy and sad ones.