It's a little later than I normally post, but I had an early eye doctor appointment this morning. I'm still a bit blurry after the drops, but that should wear off in a bit. My eyes have gotten worse and, specifically, my cataracts are much worse and it's time to have surgery. I was hoping to last another year of so without have them done, but no such luck. The doctor in the practice I see has cut back on her hours and she no longer does surgery, so the doctor who did Fletcher's cataract surgery will do mine also. I have an appointment with her in June and at that time my first surgery will be scheduled. I'm not looking forward to the surgery, but I sure am looking forward to seeing better!
Meanwhile, it's Thursday, so let's talk food. Tonight I am making "Ellen's Pork Chops" for dinner. Named after my Aunt Ellen in Vermont (my Dad's older sister) who usually made these at some point when we visited her. These are quick to pull together and the baking time allows the maker to relax a bit and do some knitting or reading or whatever!
Place pork chops in lightly greased casserole dish. You can use any type of chops – I prefer thick cut boneless chops and I do trim any fat off.
Place a slice of onion and a slice of tomato on top of each chop. I typically also add sliced fresh mushrooms.
Mix up some stuffing – any kind will do – I usually have a bag of Pepperidge Farm Herb stuffing on hand. Spoon stuffing on top of chops and bake at (approx..) 365 for (approx…) an hour. Temp and time can vary depending on whether or not you are cooking anything else in the oven and need a different temperature.
Cooked this way, the chops stay moist and good!
I like the fact that this recipe includes a meat, some veggies and a starch in one dish. I always add another vegetable side dish, but it makes for an easy and quick dinner.
Well, it's Thursday and I have a bunch of reports to do and send out. Hopefully I can see spreadsheets well enough to work on them! Hope your week is going well. I'm enjoying winding down to the weekend. Colin & Mailing will be over on Saturday for dinner.