Ask Jen about her New Year’s pork recipe

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Can you believe that 2015 is coming to an end already? I feel like it should only be 1999. Or rather, I WISH it were only 1999! Oh, the things that I wish I knew back then… like this recipe! (Just kidding. I was cooking toast and cereal in 1999. Ha!)

Honestly, though, 2015 has been great. I’m so happy to have been chosen to write this little number every week, and to have the chance to get to know so many of you. We have so many wonderful things planned for 2016 – can’t wait to share it all!!

raw pork chops
So, New Year’s is here. Do you have your pork and kraut at midnight or do you make it for dinner on January first? I’ve done both. I’ve also made it twice within 24 hours. And ate it both times. I didn’t have any extra luck those years, by the way.

So, I have to give credit where credit is due on this one. My wonderful sister-in-law made these pork chops a couple months ago when I was visiting. They were to die for. She said they’re excellent over a bed of rice, but that time she made a side of smashed redskin potatoes and homemade creamed corn. I ate like 5 pounds of food that day. No joke.

white riceI’m about to make them this weekend, but with sauerkraut instead of corn. Aw, heck – I might do both just for fun. The recipe can easily be doubled… especially if you want to invite yours truly over so I don’t have to cook it myself (I’m grinning ear-to-ear right now.)

You guys are awesome! So, to all of you: I wish you a very happy and blessed 2016. If you are going anywhere Saturday night, please be wise and be very careful.

I’ll talk to you all next year!!

Go make something awesome,

Pork Chops with Mushrooms

  • measuring spoons4 pork chops, seasoned however you like
  • 1 pinch minced garlic, or to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  1. In a large skillet, brown the seasoned chops and garlic over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onion and mushrooms and saute slightly, about 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon the cream of mushroom soup over chops.
  4. Cover skillet, and reduce temperature to medium-low.
  5. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes, or until chops are cooked through.

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