Monday, October 4, 2010

Week Day Country Meal

I know how everyone is pressed for time during the week. This is a simple meal that uses the crock pot or slow oven and takes no time to prepare.
The Pork Chops can be cooked in the crokpot or in a casserole dish with a lid in a 250 degree oven. It is pork chops, one onion sliced, 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce, one cup of wter and salt and pepper to taste. I layer the pork chops and onions. I then mix the water and sauce together and pour over the meat. I let it cook slow all day. (If in the oven check the water level often_)
The fried potatoes I cut up earlier in the day and let sit in cold water. I then scooped them out and dried them. If you pour the water out all the starch goes right back on the potatoes. I then fried them in a little vegetable oil. 
As for the Turnip Greens I used my favorite canned ones (Allen's_). I also opened a can of hominy. I made cornbread and beans and was ready to serve.
I cook my beans twice a week and they eat off of them all week. We use them in salads, for dinner over cornbread, refried beans and bean patties (Left over beans or black eyed peas, flour, onion and sage. Fried in a little oil_)

If you have left over vegetables put them in a freezer bag to make vegetable soup down the road. (Al but potatoes_) I use the left over Turnip  greens in Scrambled eggs the next morning (Drain them well before adding_) or in a Frittata.