I haven't been cooking so much lately. I know, stay at home mommy, isn't that my job? I agree, it is, but I think everyone is aware that I've been quite the slacker lately. I've worked out a lot and did a lot of planning in my mind, but haven't quite got a handle on the housewifely duties. So the other day I got one of those Kraft
My intentions were good. But damn, if hubby is going to be working late (don't beat me up about that - his choices are why he has to do it) I'm eating a sandwich. Punkin would eat Noodle Rings three meals a day so he's happy as well. Anyway, tonight it was use it or lose it for some pork chops I had in the fridge so I actually cooked. Hubby actually came home only a few minutes after dinner was done, too, which was nice.
So I tried a new recipe, suggested by those wonderful folks at Kraft. It had all convenience products in it, with the exception of the nice, fresh pork. It sounded really good, too. Lots of salty, processed, non vegetable goodness. I had my camera out - just in case any
So I get it all ready, cook it, and take it out of the oven. If you've changed a really nasty, chunky baby poop diaper lately you have a good idea what I saw. Except instead of corn I had cranberries. Honestly, it looked pretty nasty to me. Chunky baby shit with pork chops. Yumm. But it was cooked and I was hungry so I gave it a try.
And...... it was good. Quick, easy, and tasty. You can't beat that unless someone else is doing the cooking. Punkin even cleaned his plate!!! Without even one threat. He did leave part of his Veg-All, but he ate every last bite of the poopy pork. That folks, is a rare event when I try something other than chicken nuggets.
So it was a cook pleaser, a hubby pleaser (he's taking the leftovers in his lunch tomorrow), and a kid pleaser. And when those three people are pleased life around here is pretty sweet.
If you'd care to attempt to recreate my culinary masterpiece, here's the recipe:Tangy Pork Chop Stuffing Bake
6 pork chops (about 3.5 lbs)
1 pkg Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Pork
1 can (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
3/4 cup Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook chops in skillet on medium heat 5 minutes on each side or until browned on both sides. Meanwhile, prepare stuffing in a large saucepan as directed on package.
Place chops in 13x9 inch baking dish; set aside. Mix cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce and sugar. Add to stuffing; mix lightly. Spoon evenly over chops.
Bake 30 minutes or until chops are cooked through.