Thursday, September 3, 2009

What's For Supper

Gourmet - If you Wikipedia that today you will see my name and these pictures. Well not really, but you should. If I do say so myself we had a GREAT supper. I made these delicious Pork Chops with a homemade sauce. Not only that I came up with this recipe which turned out to be a FANTASTIC DESERT! What's that? You want the recipes? No problem!

First you find some nice thick boneless pork chops and brown them in a little olive oil. After they are browned you can place them in a 300 degree oven and keep them there while you are making the sauce. (That makes sure they are not too rare for you) Into the pan where you browned the chops add 1/4 sliced red onion. Let that saute for about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup dried cranberries, and 3/4 cup chicken stock. Simmer that for another 5 minutes. Add1/4 cup brown sugar, salt, & pepper. Saute another 5 minutes. Add 3 TBSP of butter and continue to simmer 5 more minutes. Pour over pork chops before serving. I served them with Creamed Corn and Sugar Snap Peas. It was GREAT!

Now for the desert! I knew that I had strawberries and I just got to wondering what I could do with them for a treat. I saw that I had cool whip and my cooking brain kicked in gear. So here is what I did. After saving out a few strawberries for garnishing. I took the container of strawberries and pureed them in the blender. I then took the pureed strawberries and folded them into the cool whip. I filled each dish with the strawberry fluff. Then I took a tablespoon of raspberry jam and topped the fluff. Garnish with a whole strawberry and a dollop of whipped cream. It was really nice! I loved it. It looks pretty too! Since this came from my head, there is no name for it. :( So can you help me out here? Give me suggestions for a name for my delectable desert! If I get enough suggestions, I will pick a winner! The prize of course will be the fact that I chose your name! :)

So that was what's for supper here, what about you?


Avery's Mommy said...

Hmm...let's see I enjoyed a frozen pizza while Avery enjoyed part of my frozen pizza with peas (her fave) and prunes. Yuck.

So, I am totally making the pork chops this weekend! YUM!

Trying to come up w/ a name for your dessert...

Jami Ainsworth said...

Okay...this is making me hungry even though I am eating my bowl of cereal while I view. LOL

I have no ideas about the name for your dessert. I think I will stick to naming photographs!

Penny said...

You do realize that Larry reads your blog and thinks you cook like this EVERY day?!!! You are a trouble maker, Cristi. Shame on you. LOOL
BTW How about Strawberry Cloud?