Tuesday, August 25, 2015

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

We're 4 "Lawnguiland" (Long Island, NY for those not into the intonation) gals who love food.  OK Nicole lives in Washington state and isn't from "Lawnguiland" but she might as well be--we made her an honorary resident.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Pork Chops with Dijon Cream Sauce

Pork chope with caramelized onion dijon cream sauce


So there is definitely more to this than simply tossing it in the crock post and forgetting it, but the end result is well worth the work! Its about 20-30 minutes of active prep, and then the rest is passive time in your slow cooker. 

These pork chops come out amazingly tender. The sauce is just a little bit spicy, and with a really delicious and well-balanced dijon mustard and cream sauce. 

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Pork chope with caramelized onion dijon cream sauce
Heat some vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until its almost smoking. Add in seasoned chops and brown well on each side.
Pork chope with caramelized onion dijon cream sauce
Pork chope with caramelized onion dijon cream sauce


While the chops are browning, thinly slice about 2-3 cups of onions.

Pork chope with caramelized onion dijon cream sauce

Place browned chops into a pre-heated crock pot.  If you will be starting this in the morning, put it on medium. If you are starting this in the early afternoon, put it on high.

Pork chope with caramelized onion dijon cream sauce

Add a few tablespoons of additional oil to the pan if necessary and allow to heat up. Add onions to the pan and season with 1.5 tsp dry mustard, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are cooked through and developing a nice color.

Pork chope with caramelized onion dijon cream sauce



Add to skillet 1.5 TBSP of minced garlic. Cook, while stirring, for 1 minute. Add in 3 TBSP of flour. Stir until moistened and cook over low heat for 2 minutes. Add in 3/4 cup of dry white wine (I use Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio), and 2 TBSP of apple cider vinegar.  Stir and cook until the mixture is thickened. Immediately pour over the pork chops in the crock pot.

Pork chope with caramelized onion dijon cream sauce



Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, on medium for 6-7 hours, depending on the heat of your particular model.

When the chops are fork tender, remove from crock pot leaving behind as much of the sauce as possible. Stir in 2 TBSP of dijon mustard and 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream. Pour over chops on serving plate.

Pork chope with caramelized onion dijon cream sauce



Serve hot with garlic mashed potatoes or egg noodles, and your favorite vegetable.


Pork Chops with Dijon Cream Sauce

Ingredients
  • 6-8 Center Cut Pork Chops
  • 2-3 cups Onions, thinly sliced
  • 1.5 TBSP Garlic, diced
  • 1.5 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 TBSP Flour
  • 2 TBSP Cider Vinegar
  • 3/4 Cup White Wine
  • 2 TBSP Dijon Mustard
  • 3-4 TBSP Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Slow Cooker Mahogany Chicken Legs

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Slow Cooker Mahogany Chicken Legs

These slow cooker Mahogany Chicken Legs are not your typical "dump and run" dish that give slow cookers a bad reputation. They require a little prep (in this case, about 10 minutes) but it is worth it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Slow Cooker Stuffed Beef Rolls

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Slow Cooker Stuffed Beef Rolls

These beef rolls cook conveniently in your crock pot. Made with cube steak, they're an easy meal and an American version of rouladen.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Chunky Slow Cooker Chicken Tortellini "Noodle" Soup

Chicken noodle soup is SO MUCH BETTER with tortellini! 



You get the classic, heart and soul warming chicken noodle soup taste with the bonus of tender pillows of cheese wrapped in each bite of pasta.  I don't know if I've ever appreciated tortellini more.

Thursday, September 4, 2014