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3/17/08 8:23 P

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He's wonderful at grilling. No one can make me a Filet Mignon like he can. It is perfect every time. This was his first experience trying to convert a traditional recipe to a crock pot recipe. I hope he will try again. It sure was nice to have him cook for me.

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3/14/08 3:41 P

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I like the way your recipe sounds. I'll have to try it when DH goes out of town (he can't eat red meat or pork due to gout). But the kids and I can eat pork! I have a whole list of red meat and pork recipes I want to try. Can't wait to do this one too.



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3/14/08 1:21 P

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It's great that he's taking an interest in cooking! How exciting :)

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3/12/08 2:34 P

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Too bad his recipe didn't work out the way he'd hoped, but isn't it wonderful when our men take an interest in cooking and eating healthy? :)

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3/9/08 1:49 P

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Karen,
Sorry to read that the dish he made didn't turn out mouthwatering. Your version sounds delicious; I saved it to my recipe box and will let you know how it turns out when I get around to making it.

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3/9/08 11:46 A

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I forgot to add 4-6 Bay leaves but make sure you remove them before serving.

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3/9/08 11:09 A

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Well, I would never tell him this because it was his grandmother's recipe and he did make dinner for me; however, it was a little bland for my taste. Also, he is impatient. I tried to tell him to just put it in the crock pot and leave it alone. He kept stirring, adding to it, and moving the meat around. Everything had a good flavor but would have been better if he had seasoned the meat first. The meat was tender and the gravy was good. He wasn't happy with it and admitted he should have seasoned more. I didn't say a word. Here is what he did:

Smothered Pork chops

8 thick center cut pork chops (these had a few bones)
4 Idaho potatoes, sliced 1/4-3/4 inches with skin on
3 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup (low sodium)
1 can French Onion Soup

He lined the bottom and stacked the pork chops. He added potatoes then poured the soup on top. He cooked on high for 6 hours.

If I was preparing the same, this is what I would have done:

8 thick center cut pork chops (no bones)
2 Idaho potatoes, sliced 1/4-3/4 inches with skin on
1 small package of sliced carrots
1 package whole, fresh mushrooms
1 small yellow onion
1/2 small jar fresh minced garlic
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup (low sodium)
1 can French Onion Soup (low sodium)
1 splash of wine of your choice (optional)

Rinse pork chops. Season with meat tenderizer, coarse ground pepper, Greek seasoning, Fine's Herbs (or Italian Herbs if you can't find Fine's), Rosemary, and a tad of salt, if any. Line and layer the bottom of crock pot. Add potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Smother with soup. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours.

I have no idea how this will turn out but this is how I would have added to his grandmother's recipe.



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3/9/08 10:48 A

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So, how did they turn out? I'd love a new pork recipes for the crock pot!

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3/8/08 9:12 P

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Oooooh, I'd love to know how they come out, too!

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3/8/08 6:56 P

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Well please let us know,,,,,sounds good!!!! emoticon

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3/8/08 5:23 P

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Oooh, I hope it turns out well. If it does, you've probably got another crock pot devotee. Good luck!


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3/8/08 3:17 P

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I can't believe this is happening so I had to share. My fiancé asked me if I would go to the grocery store if he made me a list and gave me his debit card. I told him, of course. He was going to cook a recipe in the toaster/convection oven and was trying to find a pyrex dish to fit inside that would hold all of the ingredients. Anyway, I asked about the crock pot. He thought that was a great idea. When I got home, he had the crock pot out. He is making me his grandmother's famous smothered pork chops which have never been prepared in a crock pot before. It has about three more hours to cook but smells wonderful. He hasn't used the crock pot before so this should be very interesting. If everything turns out okay, I'll post the recipe.

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