The past week has been busy and these slow cooker pork chops has come in handy. It was nice to have a day yesterday just to sit and relax. I'm not one that does well relaxing. I'm so used to being on the go that I have a hard time just sitting there. I really can't even remember a time I've watched an entire movie without working on some project as well. So having a slow cooker recipe on hand to allow me to take a few minutes to myself feels heavenly!
Over the weekend I had a chance to get together with some other bloggers. It was great to finally put names to faces. Highlights of the day?
* Spending half of lunch going back and forth with a fellow blogger trying to figure out where we knew each other from. We finally narrowed it down to college and found we had even lived in the same apartment building.
* Listening to fabulous bloggers like Chef In Training. I could totally identify with her--she also has a husband that travels a lot and made me feel totally okay with the fact that you can tweet, hold a baby on your hip and take a picture of your dinner for your next blog post all at the same time. So nice to know I'm not the only one that is trying to balance it all!
* Running into Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod. Besides inspiring me to outdo her in the cookie department from time to time (I'm competitive, but in a good way. We're talking cookies here). She and I went on one of our local television stations together back in the early days of blogging for us and both of us have had such busy schedules that it was great to run into each other again.
Okay, back to the pork chop recipe. This is a really very difficult recipe. You'll need boneless pork chops--I used thin style this time but use boneless pork loins from time to time too. It doesn't really matter. You also need a can of this:
I used this brand, but again, any brand is just fine. Just note if you do use the organic variety it is thinner than the traditional Campbell's style cream of mushroom soup so you will need to add a little flour to thicken it up. Just a note that this Health Valley brand is gluten free. Bonus!
Set your crockpot to low, throw in the pork chops and can of cream of mushroom soup and you're ready to head out the door. When you get back home at night your dinner awaits you.
I will warn you that your pork chops won't turn that lovely browned colored that they do when you bake or pan fry them. My husband has this thing with me cooking meat and always inspects it. He thought it didn't look done but I assured him he was going to be okay. And he was. The pork comes out tender and delicious and the cream of mushroom adds a subtle hint of flavor. This dinner will be a hit! If you need other easy slow cooker ideas here are just a few:
Quick and Easy Turkey Chili by Burnt Apple
Slow Cooker Butterscotch Pears by Burnt Apple
Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken by Table for Two
Cook Smoked Pork Chops on a Pellet Grill by Simply Meat Smoking
Slow Cooker Pork Chops by Six Sisters Stuff