Pork chops and mushrooms

4 pork chops seasoned with your favorite spices
3 medium onions sliced
10 baby portobello mushrooms sliced
Salt and pepper
1/4 white wine
2 cloves of garlic minced
Olive oil

Heat olive oil in pan. Add garlic and cook until you just start to smell it. Add onions, salt and pepper to taste.

Turn on griddle, when hot, place seasoned pork chops on. Cook for 4-5 min.

While pork is cooking stir onions. When onions have become transparent or have turned brown add mushrooms

Flip chops. Cook another 4-5 min or until internal temp is 160 degrees.

Stir onions and mushrooms. Use wine to deglaze the pan. Cook until wine is gone.

Serve with rice.



Crockpot lasagna

Kinda combined recipes and then used what I had in the house.
-Homemade Marina (frozen in August with fresh tomatoes) about 20 oz
-1 pound each of pork and beef
-1 small onion diced
-2 cloves garlic minced
-2tbls olive oil
-package of ricotta
-package of queso cheese
-container parm/reginio cheese
-fresh spinach
-gf lasagna noodles (I like tinkyada)

Heat oil in a skillet (I used my cast iron) add garlic, the onion. Sauté until onions are transparent. Add pork and beef. Cook until just brown breaking meat into bits as it is cooking. , I then tilt the pan to drain fat to one side, and move meat to other side.

Mix all cheeses together in a bowl.

Spray crockpot with nonstick spray. I like Trader Joes, as it is only olive oil. Place a bit of marina on bottom, spread around. Layer noodles, meat, cheese, spinach (use lots!). Repeat. Fill as full as you want. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.

I made just enough in the crock pot for dinner tonight (2 layers). The filled a casserole dish with remaining ingredients, that went in the freezer for another night.

Adapted from crockpotgirls.com.



Zucchini Noodles with leftovers

I had a chicken breast, cranberries, candied walnuts in scratch-made ranch dressing leftover from dinner out this week.  I usually add such leftovers to GF pasta and call it a good dinner (there were only 2 of us home tonight).  Tonight I decided to try my veggie pasta maker instead of the GF pasta.  I was very happy to use my new toy, and dinner turned out great.


Handful of grape tomatoes chopped in half

leftover chicken cut into bite-sized pieces

Zucchini cut into “noodles” then boiled like pasta. (I boiled mine for 4 min and it was overdone.  will try 2 min next time.) Drained.

Fresh Basil

Combine all in a bowl. Top with parmesan cheese.  Enjoy!