Oh, hello there. Thought I had forgotten about you, didn’t you? Well, I didn’t. It’s just been a crazy month in the Om Nom household. Two weeks ago, Shakespeare decided that this crawling stuff is for babies, and now that he’s a year old he is a toddler, not a baby. Since then he has been a walking fiend. I can’t keep up. And about a month ago, right around the time I disappeared from the blogosphere, I decided that since the Goddess was going to be five next December, I should probably implement a schedule of some sort and try teaching her some stuff. Get her ready for kindergarten in a year and a half. It’s going decently. Some days are good and some days are bad, just like with any four year old. She can be lovey dovey one minute and the next wants nothing to do with me, and dear lord, you had better not be trying to teach me how to spell my name! Since we last spoke, I have been trying to find a balance between teaching and guiding her, and mothering and chasing after him. So not easy. Especially on top of all my other household duties. Something had to give, so back to the old dinner staples I went… until tonight. I have finally found a process that works for me, my house isn’t in shambles, and my kids are happy (most of the time). Because of that, I was able to take time for me and find a new meal to try out. So, without further ado, I give you Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops from www.raininghotcoupons.com.
**Note** Let me start off by saying this was one of the easiest recipes I have done to date. Really.
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Chops
Prep time: 5 min. Maybe. Ish. Not really. Super fast though.
Cook time: 7 hours. Don’t forget to do your potatoes/rice and veggie before the 7 hours is up. But don’t feel bad if you do. I made my sides a little late, and the chops did just fine waiting an extra 30 min or so.
2 CANS OF CREAM OF CHICKEN SOUP (I used 1 of the big 23oz cans. Worked just fine.)
4-6 PORK CHOPS
1 PACKET OF RANCH DRESSING MIX
Mix all the ingredients together and cook in the crock pot for 6-7 hours. I did 7 1/2 and the chops were falling apart.
BOOM! That’s it! Make a veggie for a side and serve it over some mashed potatoes or rice. We chose rice and it was awesome.
Prep: 5 om noms (out of 5)
Dude this was a fast prep. I could have done this in my sleep. Open a can, open a packet, open a package a meat and mix. BOOM!
Cook: 5 om noms
I love slow cookers. You all should know that by now. You set it up in the morning and forget about it until it’s time to eat.
Tastiness: 4 om noms
If you were to ask my mom how I feel about pork chops, she would tell you that I hate… not, hate isn’t a strong enough word… I despise, loathe, and detest them. But, I am *almost* always willing to try a new recipe and JimBob likes chops, so I thought I’d give it a try. These were moist and tender, not dry and chewy (the two things I hate about most chops). The only change I would make is to add some of my own spices – maybe some garlic and dill – just to give it a kick.
JimBob: 4 tasties
I really like this and I would like to have it be in our regular rotation. I do think we should try it on top of other things.
Goddess: 3.5 yummy, that’s good!s
She ate it! At first she was turning her nose up because she thought the sauce was gross looking, and she tried to only eat the rice. But once we convinced her to try a bite with the rice, she was all about it. Almost cleaned her plate.
Shakespeare: 1.5 mmmms
He’s still figuring out food. He did try this, but for the most part, it came right back out. I think it was a texture thing, but I don’t know.
Once A Week, Every Other Week, Once A Month, Once A Year, or Never Again?
Every other week. This was a nice and easy dish and was pretty tasty. I definitely see this going into our rotation.
Om nom on, people!