« on: November 20, 2009, 07:12:00 PM »
I agree cap that the crock pot doesn't put forth the A quality meal but it sure is convenient. I don't have a pressure cooker and even if I did my wife and son get home well before I do and I wouldn't have the time to do up a nice roast, for example, for dinner on a regular weekday night. I just made a roast in the crock pot yesterday. Spent about 20 minutes in the morning seasoning and searing the roast, popped it in the crock pot with the necessary spices and veggies, and bam, when we walk in the door we have something resembling a home cooked meal. Otherwise, with our schedule it ends up being microwaved chicken nuggets and mixed vegetables.
Anyway, for dinner tonight: Roasted breaded porkchops
1 - 1/2 inch chops with the bone in
Take 2 slices of white bread and a shallot roughly chopped and throw them in the food processor
Add finely chopped Parmesan cheese and dried parsley along with a couple teaspoons of olive oil
Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for maybe 4 minutes. Do not overbake.
Wash chops, pat dry, rub all over with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Coat with dijon mustard as the wetting agent (don't be shy, slather that stuff on there) and then coat with the prepared breadcrumbs. Back into the oven for about an hour at 350. Pure heaven. I'm very sated right now.