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Saturday, September 17, 2011

What's On The Menu? 8

Since the weather has turned to cooler temperatures here on the Prairie. . .I've been craving something cooked with apples!

What's On The Menu??? 8

On Crooked Creek it's . . .              
                                                    Pork Chops and Apples!!!

A few years ago, I purchased this collection of Savory Slow~Cooker Recipes, I have used several with delicious results. Today's choice was Pork Chops and Apples! Perfect for a busy work day On Crooked Creek.

My Rival Crock Pot is nearing 25 years old. I don't trust to leave it on unless I'm home.
So~o~o. . .the crock pot gets used mostly during the weekends when "Mr. Ed" and I have a full day of chores to accomplish!

Pork Chops and Apples


4 pork loin chops, well trimmed
2 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 teaspoon butter
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


In skillet, brown pork chops quickly: drain well.
Arrange a layer of sliced apples in slow cooker,
then a layer of pork chops; repeat.
Dot with butter, sprinkle with nutmeg.
Add salt and pepper.
Cover and cook on low setting for 7 ~ 9 hours.

Makes 4 servings.

As you can see by the photo. . .I like to adapt a recipe. . .
I put one apple sliced on the bottom of the slow cooker, salt, pepper, nutmeg and butter!

Followed by two layers of the browned pork chops.

Then topped off with the second apple slices, more salt, pepper, nutmeg and butter!

I start my crock pot recipes on high setting for the first hour, then turned it down to low for the remainder of the suggested cooking time.

As you can see . . .they look delicious!!!

I served our Pork Chops and Apples with seasoned bow tie pasta. After a busy work day On Crooked Creek this was a meal fit for royalty!

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining our gracious hostess Yvonne @ StoneGable for On The Menu Monday! I have used many of the recipes, tips and food staging inspirations from this weekly meme. Stop by and be inspired to have some wonderful meals to share with your family, as well!
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