Lauries Kitchen

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wow! Its been over a month!

Wow! It's been over a month since I have posted! I would say I have been busy, which I have, but I haven't posted mainly because I haven't been a bundle of energy. Most days I have come home and crashed (as in out like a light) before 7:00. Just exhausted. I finally went to the doctor who did some blood work and my B12 is low. I started shots today, so hopefully everything will be on the upswing. Yes, I know I could give myself the shots, but some reason B12 shots and diabetic shots aren't the same in my mind. I think it has some thing to do with the needle size. My doctor said I am young (hehe) to need B12, but given the ole family history (both my dad's dad and my dad both had to get them) plus one of my diabetic medications is known for blocking B12 absorption. Hence, why I have to get a shot and not a pill.  I get a shot every day this week, so I should be full of B12 by Saturday! I'm just hoping I get more energy. I have done well this afternoon/evening but am slipping fast (but hey it's 6:40 so I may make it to 8:00 tonight!).

I tried a new recipe tonight and all liked it. I found it in a cookbook I have had for years. I have no idea why I never tried it before tonight. It was really good though!

Pork Chops and French fried onions

1 package boneless pork chops
a little oil
1/3 cup flour
 creole seasoning
 1 can cream mushroom soup
1/2 cup sour cream
2/3 cup chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
french fried onion

Heat oven to 375. Heat oil in cast iron skillet. Get it really hot.
Combine flour and seasoning in a bag. Shake each piece of pork chop to coat. Sear both sides. Set pork chops on a plate and wipe out oil from skillet. In a bowl combine cream of mushroom, sour cream, chicken broth. Stir gently til combined. Stir in ginger and rosemary. Put pork chops back in skillet. Pour sour cream mixture over all. Bake about 30 minutes. Add french fried onions on top and bake 10 more minutes or until crunchy.

All liked them, even though Grace complained there was 'gravy' on her pork chops. There was absolutely nothing left in the pan, though! Coy absolutely loved this recipe. The Pork chops were really tender-he cut his with a fork.

I made this apple thingy from pinterest for dessert. It was really good, too. Very easy to make!

Apple Dessert
1 can crescent rolls
1 can apple pie filling
4 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 stick butter melted
cinnamon sugar

Heat oven to 350. Spray 8x8 pan with pam. Line bottom of pan with half of the crescent rolls. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together and spread over crescent rolls. Spread apple pie filling over this. Put remainder of crescent rolls on top. Pour butter over and sprinkle all over with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 30 mins.