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Menu Plan

Yesterday, I made my flourless chocolate cake to take to a church dinner, and can I just say I forgot how good that cake was. I really should make it more often.

In other news, you will see leftovers on the plan twice this week, which I doubt my family will be too happy about. For some reason we have  lot of leftovers right now, so we are actually going to have them for the next two nights in order to use them up.

Right now I need some help/inspiration when it comes to pork chops. I have a freezer full of pork since we raise hogs, but I always seem to end up making the same recipes when it comes to pork chops. I am looking for some new ideas, so what are your favorite ways and recipes for pork chops?

Here is the plan for this week.


leftover South Carolina pork


pork chops


Mexican beef and beans

hamburgers and potatoes

For more menu planning ideas see Meal Planning Mondays.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. With a small amount of pork I almost always make pozole. My family loves it!
    So simple, a can of hominy, a can of mild enchilada sauce and about 1/4-1/2 lbs of pork that I put in a little bit of water and cook then cool, remove the fat that comes up on top pour in the drained hominy cook about 10 minutes then add in the enchilada sauce and 2 empty hominy cans of water to make soup. Cook about 30 minutes later dinner is done. I serve with some fruit slices and rolls.

  2. I apparently have NO pork chop recipes on my site, but I will e-mail you some that I like a lot! (Whether you can eat them or not … I am not sure!)

    • @Vanderbilt Wife, Well your site might need a pork chop recipe or two on it in the near future. 🙂 I would love to see or hear what your favorites are. No big hurry, you can send them when you get time. My favorite way is fried with a gravy type sauce, but I have not figured out how to make those gluten free yet.

  3. We LOVE these maple brined pork chops.. and they always turn out juicy:

  4. Here’s one of my faves:

  5. My husband doesn’t like pork chops, so I don’t make them, but my mom used to make simple pork chops…baked topped with ketchup, some very thinly sliced onion & a squeeze of lemon juice. She also put a little water in the pan to keep them moist. They were delicious.

  6. Veronique H. says:

    I use Manager’s Special “Western Style Ribs” in just about anything that calls for meat, especially subbing for chicken. I used to use pork loin, but the western ribs are always marked down at my Meijer. My favorite is Gereral Tso’s “Chicken” with par-cooked western ribs instead of chicken. It works with pork loin/chops too.

  7. The flourless cake looks really good. And so chocolate-y!! My son would love it!

    For pork, I prefer fruit flavors in the summer and tend to use some form of juice with whatever seasons make sense. And I love recipezaar so most of my experiments start there 😉


  8. One of our favorite simple ways to do pork chops is marinated in a honey-mustard-tarragon mixture then grilled:

    Also, if you’re talking about pork loin chops, you should be able to do pretty much anything with them that you do with chicken breasts – I’ve sliced them into “fingers” and used them like I would chicken tenders:

  9. schroeder says:

    ***pork chop recipe***

    My mom would brown them in a skillet with salt and pepper. The she would put them in a baking dish and add a couple of cans of stewed tomatoes with a can or two of tomatoe sauce. She would alos add cut up onion and bake. If you dont want to heat up the kitchen, then you could do it in a skillet with a lid. I prefer this metod.

    Lastle, my fave way, so unhealthy, she would just brown the port chops then add a couple of cans of cream of chicken soup. She always joked this was her white trash method of cooking!


  10. Hiya
    We use pork a lot, given that its our favourite meat, I am happy to share a few ways we vary it in our meals:

    1. dice it small, brown it off then add it to bacon/apples/pineapple and cheese in a wrap.
    2. cut it in strips, brown it off in lemon juice then serve with brown rice and garden peas.
    3. grill it, cover with grated cheese then wrap in bacon. serve with garlic potatoes and seasonal veg.
    4. chop it small, chop sausages small and brown off. add in a dish with chosen veg, small cut potatoes and gravy flavouring. sometimes we add mashed potatoes on top with sliced tomatoes to relish.
    5. pork and pineapple skewers with peppers and roast potatoes are also a quick favourite too.

    Hope that helps 🙂

  11. I posted this link on facebook but thought I might post it here too. I love these pork chops because it makes them seem fancy, but really it is so easy to make.

  12. Pork Chops and Sauerkraut (sounds gross but it’s awesome)

    Rinse and drain a jar of sauerkraut (I think my jar is about 12 oz). Layer sauerkraut in crockpot with 6 pork chops. Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup soy sauce over the top. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

  13. kathleen says:

    How long do you keep leftovers? So much of our food goes to waste cause I don’t know how long I can keep it. I lol to do pork and saurkraut.altogether in a skillet. I also coat chops in taco seasoning and serve with Spanish rice.

  14. FoodontheTable says:

    Here’s a great recipe for pork chops!

    The South Carolina pork looks great.

  15. Emily/Miss Mommy says:

    Lynn- I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share the BEST pork recipe ever! I promise you’ll love it. I picked it up while living in Iowa!

  16. I have a ton of dried pinto beans, I’m always looking for recipes for… this looks delicious, will have to try it.

  17. My Mom used to make pork chops by placing thin sliced pork chops in a cake pan and adding a mixure of 1 cup ketchup and 1 cup Coke (or any dark cola). They would come out real tender with a nice bbq sauce on them.

  18. My mom makes this.. it is wonderful..
    brown chops in pan.. for a bit.. do not cook all the way thru..
    place in baking dish.. cover with sliced uncooked potatos.. ( Mom makes extra for me.. )
    then pour over 2 cans of baked beans..( might need three if you have alot of potatos) rinse the cans with a bit of water swirl and pour over too.. cover with tin foil and bake at like 350 until the potatos are done.. 20-30 mins..
    Sue in NJ

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