Monday, October 28, 2013

Zesty & Tasty Pork Chops

Zesty & Tasty Pork Chops

Prep time: about 5 minutes or less...

· 1 package of boneless pork chops
· 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup or use Link for Bulk Cream Soup mix (Combine 1/3 c of dry mix with 1 1/4 c of cold water prepared = 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup)
· 1 Packet dry Ranch Dressing Mix or use Link for Bulk Recipe (1 packet = to 2 tablespoons)

1. Layer pork chops in slow cooker.
2. Sprinkle half of the packet of dry ranch dressing (or 1 tablespoon) over pork chops.
2. Add the cream of chicken soup.
3. Top off by sprinkling the remaining dry ranch dressing all over ingredients.
4. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours OR low for 6 hours.

The pork chops come out very tender and the flavor is amazing!  The results will also give a good gravy for mashed potatoes. 

Chicken, White Bean, Kale & Pesto Soup

chicken, white kidney bean, kale, pesto soup

*If you are a pesto (basil) lover, you will find this delicous!  I made this over the weekend & it was so yummy!

Chicken, White Bean, Kale & Pesto Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs. of cubed boneless chicken breast
  • 5 carrots, peeled and sliced 
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon  dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon  dried parsley
  • 8 c. chicken broth
  • ½ c. prepared pesto
  • ½ c. parmesan cheese 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  nutmeg
  • ½ large head of fresh kale, roughly torn off the stem into bite-size pieces
  • 1 can white kidney beans

Crockpot, chicken, Simple


1. Add oil and chicken to slow cooker and stir chicken around in olive oil.
2. Then add all ingredients except for kale and kidney beans.
3. Cook on high for two hours.
4. After two hours add kale and kidney beans along with the juice in the can and cook on medium setting for 2 hours.
5. Garnish with additional parmesan cheese if desired when serving.