Foody Friday

Lately, I have been in a cooking and baking mood.  I go in these waves of cooking everything under the sun to barely touching a pot.  I don't think my husband has been minding this up wave of cooking.  I recently blogged over the holidays about my cheesecake attempt and now here are two new items I cooked today.

My mom is a pro at simple and cheap foods.  Not that she is actually either of those, but she was good at making really yummy stuff for cheap when money was tight.  Her "Secret Recipe" - that my best friend thought was some extravagant, hard to cook recipe was actually Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup with Elbow Noodles.  We had that at least once a week growing up, and now I make it probably even more often now for my child (and the hubby as well).  If you have not tried it, please do!  It's a perfect lunch.

Anyhow, today I made her other staple in my childhood.  English Muffin pizzas.  I laugh sometimes at how different the foods my husband and I had growing up are so different.  Maybe its a culture difference or a geographical difference or maybe both.  The man had never heard of Strawberry Milk before I came into his life.  How weird is that?!  For the English Muffins:

Preheat oven to 350, toast muffins in a toaster, and place on baking sheet.  Slather on some of your favorite spaghetti sauce, add some additional oregano & garlic powder if you want, slice your favorite cheese (these were colby jack) and place on top of sauce.  Heat in oven till cheese is melted.

This next recipe I made last week for the first time and it came out so good, I had to have it again.  Its so easy and I got it from a Crock Pot Slow Cooker Cookbook - click here

I'm hoping since I linked the book that its okay to post the recipe.  It's on page 143

Simply Delicious Pork
  Boneless pork chops -- it lists quantity but I just use what I need at that time or comes in the package
  4 Golden Delicious Apples, sliced (not peeled)
  3 tablespoons light brown sugar (though I use almost 4)
  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (though I use almost 1 tablespoon instead)
  1/2 teaspoon salt (I don't measure, I just pour in till I think its enough)

Place pork in crock pot, cover with apples.  Mix other ingredients in bowl and sprinkle over apples. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.  ---  I recommend knowing your crock pot.  I can put mine on Low 10 hours and this recipe is done in 4 hours.

Pork will just fall apart and your house will smell like an apple pie.


Cams said...

That does sound good! I may have to try the pork chops some time.

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