Round Robin & Pork



It's time again for Round Robin hosted by Amy @ Keeping up with the Schultz family. I was going to show off my latest crochet project, but it seems like that's what I do every round. Instead I'm going to show off an awesome recipe I found.

I was scrolling through my dashboard like I do every morning as I sip my coffee and eat a bowl of Special K Red Berries. Suddenly I see something about pork chops. Steven @ Life in the Fish Bowl loves to cook and he loves to share some recipes. One of my real life friends mentioned pork chops the day before so seeing this recipe must have been a sign I needed to cook some myself.

Apple Sage Pork Chops

Apple sage pork chops

Tell me this doesn't look awesome!

I'm not going to steal his thunder, so if you want the recipe, go visit Life in the Fish Bowl. He has a great blog so you won't be disappointed.


It turns out that the day after I came across this recipe I had to do some grocery shopping. The cupboards were completely empty! looking a little bare. I checked my spice rack to see what I had and added what I needed to my list. I loaded the kids in the car and header for the store.

Fast forward to me standing in the spice aisle looking like a fish out of water. Who knew there were that many spices out there!!! Of course the ones I needed were the ones I couldn't find. Suddenly I spot the greatest thing ever invented.

Spices for apple sage pork chops

All of the spices I need
for apple sage pork chops
pre-measured in a neat little package!

I think I heard angels sing when I spotted this!

No buying a whole bottle of a spice that I probably won't use in the near future

No measuring and dirtying all my measuring spoons
(fewer dishes = happy me)

And the best part...

Little Dude could help me cook! All I had to do was open the little packages and hand them over so he could add them to the flour. Chances are if Little Dude helps cook, he will eat every last bite of the meal.


Chef Mike


Honestly, I think these were the best pork chops I have had in a long time. Of course Little Dude ate all of his, plus his sister's apples and onions. She wasn't a fan of those. The husband ate it, but he's not a fan of sweet mixed with pork. Regardless, I WILL make these again (sorry honey).

Thanks for the recipe Steven!


Until next time...
.

36 comments:

Tiffany said...

Following you now from Friday Follow! TGIF!!

jsimplylive said...

Ok, how is it that I have never seen those "all you need" spice packets? I am so going to my grocery store and checking them out! Following from FF!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Those look awesome! I love all those ingredients together!

Following you now from Friday Follow. Hope to hear back from you. I'll be back here soon for sure!

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

Shell said...

That looks good!

discoveringthemeinmommy said...

i'm going to try one of those spice things!

http://discoveringthemeinmommy.wordpress.com

Lucy's Soup Can said...

Hello. Stopping in from FF. I have never seen pre-measured spice packages like that. What a neat idea!

http://www.lucyssoupcan.com

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing this. It looks amazing. I do not eat Pork... But this does look wonderful. I loved your helper. Have an amazing weekend. Thanks for taking the time to link up..

Kmama said...

Okay, that spice thing is too awesome!

We just had pork and apples this week. We use pork loin cut thin, applesauce, a can of apple pie filling, and pork stuffing and it's amazing. So yummy and easy.

Show Me Mama said...

Oh, my that looks delicious. Great blog you have here. I am your new follower. Come by and visit when you can at http://showmemama.blogspot.com

momondealz said...

Following from Friday Follow! Hope you can follow back! This recipe sounds soooo yummy!

The Wife said...

Hi from the Friday Follow!
I made the same last week! It was a hit.

http://talesofthewife.blogspot.com

Ruth said...

following you from FF. Love your blog!!

Ruth
http://underneathhiswrapping.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Hi!! I'm a new follower from FF! I just saw that advertise recently! Very cool idea!!

Missie said...

I'm going to look for those spice packets also! I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow Me:

http://www.waccamawslegacy.blogspot.com

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

New follower!!

suzannebake@gmail.com

Michelle said...

Crocheting & cooking...Two very awesome things I love! Thanks for sharing.

My `Round Robin` is up

SAPsMaMa said...

New friday follow! Please follow me back!

SAPsMaMa: Natural Parenting in the Modern World

http://sapsmama.blogspot.com/

I love the chef apron btw! lol

mphin278 at yahoo dot com

Emily said...

Hi, Stopping by from Friday Follow! Have a great weekend!

Katie's Dailies said...

I have a recipe similar to this one, except I use apple juice to help with the sauce.

Happy Friday! : )

Melissa G. said...

Great blog! I'm visiting from Friday Follow! It's nice to meet ya!

Nic said...

Those spice packets are pretty much the greatest thing invented since sliced bread. Or epidurals. Either way, I love 'em! The chops look nummy, I'll have to give that recipe a try.

Following you from FF! :)

thriftymomma said...

Wow. That looks so yummy. I wonder if I can buy that packet here in Canada. Very convenient.

Paula
New follower from folo friday
http://www.thriftymommastips.blogspot.com/

Jingle said...

delicious dish,
yummy...
Thank you for the treat!

Tabatha said...

NEW Follower from friday follow me... :)

have a super weekend :)
stop by and see me :)

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Following on Friday!

I saw an ad about those spice pack things in a magazine. That's has to be the greatest invention since happy pills!

Gretchen Seefried said...

I am a new Follower! Loving this recipe! Looks so yummy!

Michelle Pixie said...

I am not a fan of pork or fruit with my meat but I LOVE the spices! What a brilliant idea!

Yenta Mary said...

Hi! Found you through one of the blog hops ... :)

foodfloozie.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Hi! I like your blog! That recipe looks good - I wonder if my little dude and dudette would eat it. :) LOL at "hearing the angels sing when you spotted it." I'm a new follower from FF!

Jennifer
http://www.thefarriswheel.blogspot.com

Mayra,mommy to Pooh Bear said...

Looks delicious! I love the package you found Anything to make things easier is ok by me!

Stopping by from ff.

Have a lovely weekend!

Carolyn said...

I am a new follower from Follow Friday. This recipe looks amazing! I will have to try it. I hope you have a great weekend!

http://acuppycakelife.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

OMG, those look so good. I definitely need to get that recipe.

NYCSh0paholic said...

Hi there! I'm a new follower from Friday-Follow!

♥ NYCSh0paholic's Fabulous Blog ♥

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...Your newest on Friday Follow :o) #330!

Thanks for a neat Friday Follow!
Yum that dish looks amazing. And I love the pre-measured seasonings...and your Little Dude is the cutest Little Chef!

Blessings & Aloha!

SassySillySpunky said...

Stopping by from SITS. Looks like a yummy meal and pre-measured spices...perfet!!!

Spice Rack said...

Great it looks delicious. Great blog you have there, spices you use are also the ones that are present to my spice rack! great post!