Friday, May 24, 2013

What A Week!

What a week! I was in the midwest, way too close to the tornado activity during the first part of the week. Flew home on Tuesday, then turned around and drove to Atlanta yesterday to deliver a couple of things to Jessica. She and her friend took me to dinner last night at a vegan restaurant. I forget that if you live in the city, you have lots of choices.

Here on the farm, it's often easier to cook than drive to get dinner. I had seen this recipe on a favorite blog ( and truthfully, thought it sounded too easy to be as good as she said. But as busy as I was today, it was worth a try.

She was right. Three ingredients. Easy. Delicious. It's a keeper recipe! The house smelled so good while it was cooking. Daddy-O loved it. He said the sauce was good but not overwhelming, not too sweet. It was just right. We had an entire "comfort food" supper tonight.

By tomorrow night, Baby Sister and her family will be here at the farm. All she talked about when I was out there was driving the tractor. I know Daddy-O could use a little help baling hay. But I'm not sure he needs a helper that hasn't turned three yet! I'm sure she will get a turn at "driving" it, though.


2-3 lbs pork chops (with or without bone)
14-oz. can jellied cranberry sauce
12-oz. bottle chili sauce

Place pork chops in slow cooker.
Empty cranberry sauce into a bowl and microwave for 20 seconds at a time to melt it enough to combine with chili sauce. (It took mine about 60 seconds total.)
Stir cranberry sauce and chili sauce together.
Pour over pork chops.
Cook on LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 5-6 hours.

I stopped at the grocery store on my way home from Atlanta and put this in the slow cooker minutes after I got home. (Cooked it on HIGH this time.) That gave me time to tackle my list of chores for the rest of the afternoon. When Daddy-O came in from cutting hay all day, it was ready. I made mashed potatoes and just opened a can of peas. Glad to have another easy recipe in my book.


  1. Busy, busy! But lot's of fun ahead! How thick are the pork chops that you put in the slow cooker?

    1. About an inch. These were just the regular cut ones---not thin cut or thick cut.


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