Monthly Archive: February 2010

Pork Chops with Country Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

The recipe calls for 4 pork chops but we had a package of 6 small ones and it worked out just fine. Poultry seasoning and my addition of Herbs de Provence make for a tasty homestyle gravy. If you prefer the flavor of sage use it to season the pork chops and the gravy. I used nonfat milk …

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Pork Chops with Gravy

Yesterday was a good day to run errands and take Mom to her first physical therapy appointment. Dinner was super easy with this tried and true recipe for pork chops with gravy and mashed potatoes. The recipe calls for 4 pork chops but we had a package of 6 small ones and it worked out just …

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Split Pea Soup – Slow cooker

One of my favorite soups. Flavorful and so easy in the slow cooker.   Split Pea Soup 4 cups water 3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 1 (16 ounce) bag dried green split peas. Picked over, rinsed and drained. 3 celery stocks, diced ½ cup onion, diced 1 cup low – sodium vegetable broth 3 …

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Split Pea Soup / Yellow Roses, 4 Wheel Drive

It has been a busy few days here in NE. Mom had her knee replacement last Thursday and she has been having a smooth recovery. The orthopedic surgeon was friendly, he sat and visited with us in mom’s room. He sent mom a yellow rose, in fact all of the surgeons on the orthopedic floor do that …

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Snow, Sunshine and Lemon Bars

I arrived in NE last night and it was so cold here it made me shiver! We headed straight to Cracker Barrel for dinner. I love that place and we don’t have them in CA so it is a real treat.  Mom and I had the most delicious beef roast with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes and green …

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