Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday - Quick Dinner

I'm not a cook. I'm a baker.

But since my family can't live on cakes and pies (Why, I ask you, why?), occasionally I have to cook. Real food.


So in one of my handy-dandy quick recipe books, I found a new one to try tonight. It's Peppered Pork Chops and Pilaf. (Say that three times fast!)

It starts with pork chops, covered in seasoned pepper, cooked in a skillet.

Remove them from the heat, and add a can of chicken broth, 3 cups of cut veggies (I used broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, and onions),
and 2 cups of uncooked instant rice. Boil it, cover it, reduce heat and simmer 5-7 minutes. Add the pork chops back in and heat until warmed through. Garnish with roasted red peppers strips.

Dinner is served!

This was pretty tasty. My hubby loved it, and my "I'm-almost-a-vegetarian" middle child ate like he hadn't seen food in a week!

I have to say that my favorite part was the roasted red peppers. YUM-MY!! I didn't notice that they were roasted right away. But, since I play by the rules, I had to roast them. Thank the good Lord for the internet - I learned how to roast them! (And you can too - see this.)


OK, so maybe that doesn't look too appealing. But trust me when I say it was delicious!!

That's what Works for Me today!


  1. How funny that it is the same Cara!! Did Kristie E. give you her name? I love her-- she's the one that's been cutting my hair since I went from the long to so short. I just let her at it and it always turns out perfect. My mom always goes to her too.

    In fact, I think I'm going to just get my hair cut whenever I'm in NC so that I can keep her because I am scared to go to anyone new!

    Cara is an absolute hoot. And you better clear your day because there is no telling how long you will be in her chair!

    Your dinner looks delicious! And how did one of your little cuties manage to be almost-vegetarian?? lol

  2. This sounds good. I love your pictures! It looks most appetizing. And I feel your pain; I much prefer baking to "real" cooking. Why can't Festive Holiday Pull-Apart Buns count as dinner?

  3. Hi Beth, I am coming over from momlogic! This recipe looks great! I am NOT a cook!! I love to bake too, maybe we can start our own dessert for dinner trend. : ) I like your haircute

  4. Your new 'do looks fabulous on you! I'm glad you posted pictures. The pork chops look rather yummy, too. =)

    The Giving Thanks challenge starts today. I hope you'll participate again this year!

  5. very nice blog some how i found you looking for things on our sons birth defect esophageal atresia.

  6. Wow-- our men definitely have been on a roll! Josh is really disciplined about doing stuff when I'm too lazy to do it. :) Works for me!

    The SNL skit-- I missed it too!! By the time the weekend rolls around I crash! Or sometimes I work really late and miss it. But wasn't that hilarious?!


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