Sunday, May 17, 2015
With the Help of Thy Grace: The Winner is Michele
Random.org decided that Michele should win With the Help of Thy Grace Cookbook which is generously being provided by Catholic Word, which is the leading Catholic publisher group in the United States, with over 35 publisher members producing books, study programs, audio and videos which provide answers to the burning needs and questions relevant to today's Catholic.
So, what is Michele getting? She's getting a cookbook with good recipes and some good spiritual readings to go with them. Here is one of the recipes (with permission)
Sweet and Sour Pork Chops (page 101)
6 pork chops, pat dried (I used what was in the package)
1 cup flour (probably didn't need that much)
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp oil.
Dredge pork chops in flour, salt, and pepper. Brown on both sides in skillet with oil. Drain and remove chops. Place in 9X13 casserole. Sauce:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2Tbsp soy sauce
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped green onion (I didn't have this so I substituted 1/2 pack of onion soup mix)
1 medium chopped green pepper (putting this in would assure it would not be eaten at my house)
In mixing bowl, combine above ingredients, blend and pour over pork chops. Bake in 325 degree oven for 45 minutes, basting every 15 minutes.
These were a big hit at my house. I also tried cutting some chicken breasts into pieces that were a couple of bites each, flouring and browning as above and then cooking on top of the stove in that sauce. The chicken disappeared!
Michele blogs at The Frazzled Family Dinner and at Barrels of Monkeys where you can see her beautiful quilts.