Thursday, April 23, 2009

Super Easy Supper

These are two of my favorite spices to cook with. They add so much flavor to any dish. The Garlic and Rosemary seasoning is from Tone's and I find that at Sam's club. The Black Pepper Seasoned Salt is from Lawry's. It is hard to find, though. Lawry's also makes just a seasoned salt so if thats all you can find, use that and add some fresh cracked black pepper.

The Rosemary and Garlic seasoning is very good on chicken. I took a few chicken breasts,sprinkled them w/ a little salt, coated both sides with the seasoning, drizzled with olive oil and grilled till done. Yummy!! for the black pepper seasoned salt..I love love love to roast potatoes..sweet potatoes and white potatoes together. So..peel and dice a few sweet potatoes. Dice (leave skin on) a few white potatoes. Combine the potatoes, drizzle on some olive oil, stir taters, sprinkle some (sorry, no measurements) black pepper seasoned salt and fresh or dried rosemary on potatoes. Coat them well. Stir it up again, pour onto a pan and roast in oven at 400-425 degrees. They will not take long to cook. What a yummy and flavorful meal!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Farmer's Pork Chops

This is such a yummy, but rich dish. I've cooked this for friends when someone has a death in the family, a new baby is born, or whatever may come up. It is so good!
Of course, its a Paula Deen recipe :-) I do cook from other cookbooks from time to time, but I love her style.

8 medium potatoes
1/2 medium onion
Salt and pepper to taste
White Sauce (recipe follows)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp Seasoned salt
8 pork chops
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and thinly slice potatoes, cover with cold water. Slice onion into very thin slices. Cut slices in half. Drain potatoes; layer half the potatoes in a well greased 15 x 10 inch casserole dish. (I use the largest I have). Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Scatter half of onion on top of potatoes. Repeat with remaining potatoes and onions. Cover potatoes with white sauce.

Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Mix together flour and seasoned salt and dredge pork chops in flour mixture. Lightly brown chops in veg. oil. Do not cook them completely. As chops are removed from frying pan, lay them on top of potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. The juices from the pork chops will drip down into the potatoes and it is sooo delicious!!

1 stick butter
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1-2 tsp salt
1/2-3/4 tsp pepper
4 cups milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Melt butter; remove from heat. Stir in flour; add salt and pepper. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly until its bubbly. Add milk, 1 cup at a time. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer 1 to 2 minutes, then let stand at least 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in parsley.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I have been sooo bad!!

Well obviously blogging has not been high on my list lately. I think I've just gotten spring fever and have gotten behind on blogging. Yesterday was my birthday and I woke up to one of the best gifts ever...a COLD COKE in my fridge, haha! Doesn't take much! My husband knows how much I love me some coke.