I've got another quick, easy, and painless recipe for you that requires no washing, chopping, and only a tiny bit of dish-washing
---- always a bonus when you're getting dinner on early in the morning before a super busy day.
I also wanted to bring to your attention that it's the last day of August, and starting tomorrow (september! already!) I will be hosting 30 Days of Give Aways to help get a jump-start on your holiday shopping/gifting so you can sit back and relax (LOL.) during the hectic winter months.
I've got books, jewelry, slow cookers, gift cards, food items, and household gifts lined up, with hopefully more on the way!
okay, back to dinner---
4 pork chops
2/3 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce (La Choy and Tamari wheat-free are gluten free. If you don't have teriyaki in the house, you can make your own with equal parts soy sauce and brown sugar)
1 teaspoon dried ginger
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Use a 4-quart slow cooker. If you only have a super large cooker, that's okay. You can throw in some baked potatoes or corn, or you can put an oven-safe dish into your cooker (Pyrex, corningware, baking pan) to create a smaller cooking vessel--- then load the porkchops into it.
Put the chops into your slow cooker. Frozen is okay. In a small bowl (sorry about this, you're gonna have to wash the bowl. bummer. ) mix together the sauce ingredients and then pour evenly over the top of the chops. Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours, or on high for 3 to 4. Your chops are done when they have reached desired tenderness.
Serve with rice and sauce spooned over the top.
I used to be allergic to pork, but somehow am not anymore, which opens SO many doors for new meals! If you'd prefer to not eat pork, this sauce is fantastic on chicken (I'd go for thighs).
Everybody in the house ate it up---I only had a half a chop leftover which I ate cold for lunch the next day (leaning over the sink so I wouldn't have to wash a dish).
I'm pretty sure we had the kids so I could get out of washing dishes.
other stuff you might like:Cranberry Pork Roast