Sunday, August 15, 2010

Baked Zucchini with Mozzarella

  I found this great recipe on Real Mom Kitchen.   Our zucchini is coming on really fast at our house and I needed to find some way besides bread to use it.   This recipe was a HUGE hit only one of my boys did not like it.  It is very quick simple recipe too!
Baked Zucchini with Mozzarella
  • 2 medium sized (or about 5 small) zucchini
  • Johnny’s Garlic Spread & Seasoning (I found it at Costco)
  • salt
  • 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese (I actually used a bag of Italian tasted very yummy)
1. Slice your zucchini up into 1/2 inch rings.
2. Lay them out flat on a large cookie sheet. Sprinkle with Johnny’s Garlic Seasoning and a bit of salt.
3. Bake in the oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes or until crisp tender.
4. Take the hot pan out of the oven and sprinkle the zucchini with cheese. Turn the oven to broil, throw that cookie sheet back into the oven and let the cheese get all bubbly and a bit browned. This should only take about 3-5 minutes. Be careful here. Broiling things in the oven can get out of control in a fast hurry. (my trick for broiling is to not move the rack up, I just keep it in the middle of the oven and things are less likely to burn.  It may take a minute longer, but no burnt food)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ann's Pork Chops

This is another recipe of mine that is an old family stand by. My mom made these pork chops a lot of the years of my youth. This recipe comes from a dear neighbor who we lived next to for many years. I wonder if she still makes this recipe? Some of you might be thinking...oh...pork. Well, just remember pork is the "other white meat";) I love this recipe because it has few ingredients, which makes for quick and easy!

The hardest part of this recipe is the browning part. after that it is a breeze.

 Pork chops covered in yummy gravy, ready to hit the oven. Unfortunately, I was distracted and by the time I remembered to take an after picture, the pork chops were gone! They really are that good. 

Ann's Pork Chops
5-8 pork chops (loin chops if possible)
seasonings: I use season all, garlic salt and pepper.
one onion
1 can cream of mushroom soup
small amount of milk
kitchen bouquet (or any browning sauce)

-salt, pepper, season chops.  cook on stove top or broil until browned.
-Place in baking pan with sliced onion on top of each chop.
-in a small bowl make a gravy from soup, and kitchen bouquet and a small amount of milk.
-Pour gravy over chops. cover pan with foil and bake at 325 degrees for two or two and a half  hours.
*They should be fork tender. That is my favorite kind of pork chop. Enjoy!