Dec 15, 2011

Dinner just like Mom used to make.

My husband tells me all of the time that his least favorite thing about growing up and leaving the nest is that he has to feed himself 3 times a day, every day. I think I have the same complaint. We both love to eat and hate to cook.... so yeah, it's been fun. Adding an extra element of, ahem, fun is the fact that his mom cooked (and still cooks) amazing meals for the family...... often. It's a blessing and a curse. The man comes to the table (pun intended) with high expectations, and I'm the wife that screws up hamburger helper. But who better to teach me than the woman herself, right? Luckily, she's amazing and had answered more than a few of my frantic phone calls. And she's got an arsenal of tried and true recipes for me to try. I've vowed to master about 5 of Jon's all time favorite Mom-meals.

Linda Jane's Pork Chops and Rice
  • Ingredients:
    • 1 package center cut pork chops
    • 1 cup long grain rice
    • 3 beef bullion cubes
    • 1 can beef broth
    • Splash of cooking oil
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the bullion cubes in 3/4 cup of hot water and then set it aside so they can dissolve.
  • Place a small amount of oil in the bottom of your dutch oven and brown the pork chops over medium high heat.
  • Turn the heat off and remove the pork chops. Add the uncooked rice to the dutch oven, and place the pork chops on top. Pour your bullion-cube-water and beef broth on top.
  • Cook everything inside of your covered dutch oven for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Side note: I usually double the recipe because it's so easy and we love it so much. We eat it for days.
Super yummy and super easy.

I can't wait to take on the next thing from my mother in law's recipe collection!

Don't let my awful food-photography skills deter you.

Happy birthday honey!! Really glad I didn't mess up this dinner.

1 comment:

gottatryit said...

Such a cute post! I always take my husband out to eat on his birthday...maybe this year I'll try a home cooked meal!

I love recipes with 5 ingredients or less...easy to shop for and easy to remember...huge pluses :)