Thursday, January 8, 2009


Well today was sooooo cold it was a great day to be inside.

I had lots of orders to work on and also ship a few out. Sometimes I'm sitting so long sewing that I think my butt is going to get as wide as my sofa I sit

Decided to have a 'comfort food dinner' tonight so I made Stuffed Pork Chops w/gravy, Mashed potatoes, Corn and Pineapple Rings w/Cottage Cheese. Boy it went down just wonderfully.

I browned the two huge chops in my black iron skillet, added one large jar of Heinze Classic Chicken Gravy (from the jar), about 1/4 cup of water and put the whole thing in the oven for about 40 minutes and walla....meat and gravy.

Now the picture is making the whole dinner look blah, but NOT!!!!!!!! You should have tasted it - the gravy after mixing with the meat for that long and simmering in the oven tasted as good or better than homemade....try it!


  1. Karen, those chops look wonderful!! I have been wanting to get an Iron Skillet...are they hard to maintain?
    My husband loves the Heinze Gravy, especially since I have gotten away from making my own. Hence..extra calories I we don't need....

  2. Karen, it looks and sounds yummy!! I did get a great bowl of potatoe soup for supper tonight. And I always think that about my hind end and my seat, lol.

  3. Hi Karen,
    The labels are from yankeelaneprimitives in my post before the jars I explain about them:)She sells on ebay that's where I got them from.

    For your website do you take postal MO's?

    Those pock chops looks so good!!!

  4. Karen, That looks so good! I make the same thing only I use a can of cream of chicken soap and a can of water and let it all simmer in a covered frying pan for about 45 minutes. Then make some mashed potatoes. Yum!


  5. Yummy! Looks so good. What a good day to have your oven on. It was quite cold here in Mi., too.


  6. I have always wanted a cast iron mom has one and it sure makes everything taste better, PLUS it can go from stovetop to oven! Gotta get me one!
    I know the pictures never do the food justice...but I can tell that they were yummy!
    Have a wonderful night!

  7. Oh..YUM!! They look so good! And don't you love the cast iron skillets? I got one from my MIL and one from my Dad.....(he promised me the rest, but said I had to wait until he was gone..), and I love cooking in them.....I swear, I am going to show up on your doorstep....

  8. YuMMY... Is there any LeFTOveRs???

    Hoping you a Wonderful January Evening, Pamela

  9. I love comfort foods!...that looks so good!

  10. I am going to try this karen...tomorrow night as a matter of fact...I was planning on making pork chops anyway. Thank you my dear!


  11. You crack me up Karen! I feel that way too about my butt. hahaha!
    Those pork chops look so yummy! I'll have to try that. I love my iron skillets.

  12. OH YUMMO! It looks god to me. I know MY brown food pics never look as good as they taste! It is biting cold here in MA too and I made a great dinner in my dutch oven last night and now I am trying to decide on what comfort food I will make for tonight. Maybe I have pork chops in the freezer!

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Hi Karen!

    Cold and snowing here...supposed to get bitter COLD and Oh that looks so yummy-for a cold yucky winters day meal...I may just have to go get some chops out and fix that tonight :)
    thanks for planning my dinner for me you're sucha a sweetie!!!!!
    Enjoy your day!


  14. Awwww man, that looks delicious!!!
    What's for dinner tonight and what time should I be there?! :> )

  15. Hello Karen!....Thank you for stopping by my blog and for taking the time to say Hello!....also for the kind words about my web shoppe and pictures of my home!....I am now going to check out your web shoppe and blog!....Have a wonderful Friday and weekend! Janet :)

  16. P.S. I just put your's in my favorites too! Janet :)

  17. Hi again!

    They say the cobblers kids so bare footed - so I guess that is true for hand crafters as well. Your creations are wonderful and would translate to wool well and you sure are right about the cost. It adds up!

    Back when I was making samplers left and right, I gave tons of them away so now I have very few of my own. And now that I have more time to stitch, my eyes don't like working on linen anymore! LOL

    Stay warm and enjoy your weekend. We have another blizzard coming our way! hugs, Linda

  18. Just happened upon your blog and that looks so yummy....Thursday night we had Oysters and hushpuppies....yours looks sooo much better.

    Come over for a visit sometime!


  19. Thanks for visiting my blog, Karen! Love your blog, your stuff is great! (and gives me lots of ideas!!) ~Terry


    Karen, here is my post on the Brickerville is open for business..and its fantastic!!


  21. Hey Karen, those look so good. I must have been on the same comfort food wave length as you, I wrote about pork chops last night too!

    Cold and gloomy here today and I couldn't get into doing much, but sitting in front of this computer even though I have two orders I was hoping to get sent in the morning.

    Do you really do all that beautiful work by hand sitting on the sofa? I guess that surprised me for some reason.

  22. Oh thank you so much! I have some pork in my freezer and really did not know what to do with it. We just never eat it ... but now I know exactly how to cook those chops up. I can hardly wait. I'm going to make those tomorrow for dinner.


  23. One more quick thing ... what temperature was that oven?



  24. Yum YUM the chops, potatoes and corn look SO GOOD!!!

    I bought some chops the other day, I'll have to do the gravy in the skillet with the chops like you did. I always do the gravy separate. I like your way much better.


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