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No one wants a hot kitchen during summer. So this Memorial day let’s spend more time grilling. I feel like we always grill the same stuff over and over again, so we went to Food Lion, and I found out that they have a great selection of Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork! These are slow-marinated and already perfectly seasoned in the bag which means no more prep work, and you get to enjoy Real Flavor, Real Fast. That means we have more time to enjoy the good food and the company of our friends and family during our Memorial day celebration or for our summertime get-togethers.
Unfortunately, I know a lot of people that don’t like to grill out because they find it intimidating. So I want to share my tips for grilling and easy recipe. With these for sure, you can have a great grilling holiday experience!
These Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops have become a favorite particularly when we have friends over for dinner. Since these pork chops are dairy free, gluten free, and egg free, they usually meet everyone’s dietary requirements and preferences.
As the cost of meat has increased over the years, I’ve discovered pork tends to be a good choice instead of beef. Many times pork chops are also less expensive than chicken, turkey or ham.
When friends are over, I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove. Since the meat is marinated before cooking, they are quick and easy to prepare. I find I am able to spend less time prepping and cooking a meal in the kitchen and more time enjoying the company of family and friends.
Do you have ten minutes to make a fantastic meal? You know one meal that your kids will not only like but ask for again and again. I made this and my kids said, “I would rather have more pork tomorrow instead of pizza.” I think I fainted, pizza is the chosen food but not anymore. The best part of this meal was that it’s so easy to make and easy to clean up after. In fact, it will take you longer to read this post than to recreate the recipe.
As a busy wife and mother, I am not only frugal with my pocket book but I am frugal with my time. I like to grocery shop only twice a month so that I am not tempted to buy things I do not need making random stops for one or two things. That is why I love shopping at Aldi . They allow me to stock up on my basics, purchase fruits and vegetables, dairy, and fresh meat. Last week we picked up a pack of Pork Chops which I cooked for dinner in the crock pot. It was a going to be a long week so I cooked the whole pack thinking I could make a second meal out of the leftovers. However when I went to the fridge,I found only 3 pork chops left. Someone had gotten hungry and eaten one or two. I was now left with a dilemma. How do you feed 6 people with only 3 pork chops? I did and so can you!Continue reading
I love stuffed pork chops but to be honest my kids do not. They do however love cooked apples and/or applesauce with their pork chops. This combines both our favorites into one family friendly dish. This does usually leave extra stuffing and apple mix leftover. My husband heats it up the next day for lunch.
Unstuffed Pork Chops
If you are in a hurry or you simply like pulled pork that taste amazing. I have the recipe for you. I am a mom on the go and I have a hard time getting anything done. That is why recipes with tons of ingredients do not make my list of family meals. I decided to share one of our favorites.
Place the pork tenderloin in the crock pot then pour in the soda and the barbecue sauce.
Set the crock pot on low for at least 6 hours.
We place our Cole slaw on the toasted buns and we serve ours with popcorn. I have no idea why we eat it with popcorn but it taste yummy!