Tex here, and I don’t know about you, but I am stoked for Thanksgiving. The turkey, the dressing…
Definitely the dressing.
Oh, and I have a great idea for leftover dressing that I will share with you next week. That is, if I remember to take some pictures.
But leading up to the big day, it's all about quick meals here at the Obi house. Like the other night when I found myself with some pork chops, but not sure how to cook them.
I checked the pantry.
Cream of Mushroom soup.
Okay, what can I do with that besides simply pouring it over the pork chops?
Checked the fridge.
Half an onion, four mushrooms, butter...
Okay, now we're on to something.
First to address the soup. I didn't want just plain old mushroom soup. So I poured it into a large measuring cup, added some chicken broth (about 1/4 cup), some roasted garlic powder (regular garlic powder will work, too--1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon), some black pepper to taste and 1/2 tsp. dried thyme.
Whisk that all together until smooth and set aside.
Now for the pork chops. Season them lightly with your favorite seasoning (salt and pepper works just fine), then brown them in a hot skillet with 1-2 tablespoons melted butter.
When both sides are browned, remove from pan and set aside.
I sliced up my mushrooms and onion.
Melted another 2 tablespoons butter in the same pan and tossed them in, cooking just until they start to soften.
Now return the pork chops to the pan.
Pour the soup mixture over top.
Once soup comes to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for ten minutes.
Throw in some mashed potatoes, a veggie and dinner is served--in less than thirty minutes.
These pork chops are moist and delicious. People will think you slaved all day. But you didn't, which makes them even better.
Well, most of the kiddos and a couple of the grandkids will be dining with Grammy and Big Daddy for the big day. Of course, it doesn't matter how many we have, there's always more than enough food to go around. I'm looking forward to that first bite of pumpkin pie.
So what are you doing for turkey day? Are you guesting or hosting?
What dish do you look forward to most at Thanksgiving?