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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Fried Pork Chops


Fried Pork Chops takes pork chops to another level.  The crispy breading adds more flavor and keeps the meat very tender.  I love this recipe, a family recipe I hope yours will enjoy, too.



Special meals can be remembered forever.  One special meal we have had for a family growing up is now one of my husband’s favorite meals.  He was first introduced to Fried Pork Chops after our daughter was born.  My mom spent some time with us at our house after Macie was born.  I was spoiled with laundry services and meals prepared.  Macie was born right before Christmas, so it definitely was a special time of the year. 
Macie is celebrating her 14th birthday this month. She has enjoyed showing pigs before she was old enough to join 4-H.  Each year she becomes more responsible in her swine project.  She is very interested in learning the feeding plans and monitors their health daily.  All three kids spend a lot of time in the barn and get to know their animals.



Mom made her fried pork chops and my husband was won over with this meal. 

FRIED PORK CHOPS

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Ingredients for Fried Pork Chops

  • 6-8 Bone in Pork Chops
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp steak seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

How to make Fried Pork Chops

  1. In a large skillet, heat the cooking oil over medium heat.
  2. Rinse and pat pork chops with a paper towel.
  3. Add flour, steak seasoning, salt and pepper to a gallon size bag.  Seal and mix all ingredients.
  4. Check the skillet, make sure the oil is hot enough to cook pork chops.
  5. Add one pork chop at a time to the mixture and coat, set aside on a plate.
  6. Cook chops 3-4 minutes on each side, checking temperature, 160 degrees.
  7. Remove from skillet and place on a clean plate.

Notes on making Fried Pork Chops

  • Use an electric skillet if you have one on hand.

If you have an electric skillet, this is the best way to make the fried pork chops, it keeps the mess off the stove.  If you don’t have one, then use a deep pan on the stove. 



We normally make 6-8 fried pork chops, they also make great leftovers.  You can dip them in BBQ or ketchup, kids do request strange things!



4-H Posts:
Top 10 Things 4-H has Taught our Family

What does 4-H Mean to You?

Pork Recipes:
Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ
Crock Pot Pork Carnitas
Crock Pot Shoups Pork BBQ Sliders
Pressure Cooker BBQ Pork Ribs


This post sponsored by the Indiana Pork Producers Association.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Elevator Memories

Sharing some of my favorite pictures and memories from my job at Co-Alliance in Remington, Indiana.  The company decided to close this facility on Friday, August 31, 2018.  So much history and memories were made here each fall.  Grain was first delivered by small grain trucks and tractors and wagons, until now, where the lot is easily filled with semis.  I worked at this location for 16 years as a Grain Originator.  My first job when I moved to Indiana.  There might have been an occasion where I brought my kids to work on a Saturday or Sunday during harvest, but I had the best co-workers and customers around!  I personally and professionally grew in this position.  As I begin my new job, I still will strive for customer satisfaction. 


























Friday, August 17, 2018

Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ

Making pulled pork in the crock pot is a simple meal.   Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ is a crowd favorite recipe to plan in advance for harvest, or bring to the game! 


Making pulled pork in the crock pot is a simple meal.   Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ is a crowd favorite recipe to plan in advance for harvest, or bring to the game! Chasing Saturdays.


Pork shoulder is a great cut of pork for pulled pork. Using the crock pot is a great way to cook the pork at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time, and allows the meat to become tender enough to pull it apart for BBQ.

We attended the Indiana State Fair last weekend.  We watched our friends kids show pigs, ate lots of fair food, ate at the pork tent.  My daughter had a delicious baked potato with pork, cheese, sour cream and jalapenos on top, called loaded Potatchoes.  We drank lots of iced tea (it was a hot day) and of course, we had beignets for breakfast as soon as we got there! 

6 Fun Facts about Indiana Pork


  1. There are more than 3,000 pork farmers in Indiana. The industry employs more than 13,000 people in the state.
  2. Ninety-four percent of Indiana’s pork farms are family-owned and operated.
  3. The Indiana pork industry contributes more than $3 billion annual to the state’s economy.
  4. Pork is the No. 1 consumer of soybean meal in Indiana, consumer 500,000 tons in 2011.
  5. Compared with 50 years ago, farmers are using 41 percent less water and 78 percent less land to produce pork.
  6. Pork is Indiana’s third top commodity, and the state is the fifth-largest producer of pork in the United States
Source: https://www.my-indiana-home.com/farm/farm-facts/6-fun-facts-about-pork/6/


Making pulled pork in the crock pot is a simple meal.   Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ is a crowd favorite recipe to plan in advance for harvest, or bring to the game! Chasing Saturdays.

The Skyride was installed in 2017. There is a line to ride it all day long! We still haven't been on it, but I need to do that next year. I would love to see that view of the fairgrounds, it's 35 feet high! 

Use a 7-10 pound pork shoulder, place in crock pot and add chicken broth. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or on low for 6-8 hours.  Remove from crock pot, and use 2 forks and shred the pork.   Remove the fat, if needed. Remove all the juices from the crock pot and save.  



Making pulled pork in the crock pot is a simple meal.   Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ is a crowd favorite recipe to plan in advance for harvest, or bring to the game!  Chasing Saturdays.

Return shredded pork back to the crock pot, or you can freeze the shredded pork until you are ready to use it!  Add your favorite BBQ Sauce, and adding slaw gives it a crunch that I absolutely love!



Chasing Saturdays Making pulled pork in the crock pot is a simple meal.   Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ is a crowd favorite recipe to plan in advance for harvest, or bring to the game!



Chasing Saturdays. Making pulled pork in the crock pot is a simple meal.   Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ is a crowd favorite recipe to plan in advance for harvest, or bring to the game!



INGREDIENTS FOR CROCK POT PULLED PORK BBQ

RECIPE
  • 7-10 pound pork shoulder
  • 24 oz. chicken broth stock
  • Bottle of BBQ Sauce
  • Pretzel Buns
  • Slaw, optional

HOW TO MAKE CROCK POT PULLED PORK BBQ


  1. Place Pork Shoulder and broth in the crock pot.  Cook on high 4-5 hours, or on low 6-8 hours.  Internal temperature should be 190-195 degrees.
  2. Remove from crock pot, and use 2 forks and shred the pork.   Remove the fat, if needed. Remove all the juices from the crock pot and save.  
  3. Return the shredded pork to the crock pot. Add some reserved juices if needed to keep pork moist.
  4. Add your favorite BBQ Sauce and stir.
  5. Serve on a pretzel bun, top with slaw if desired.

NOTES ON MAKING CROCK POT PULLED PORK BBQ


Freeze pulled pork in a freezer safe container, until ready to use.

Chasing Saturdays Making pulled pork in the crock pot is a simple meal.   Crock Pot Pulled Pork BBQ is a crowd favorite recipe to plan in advance for harvest, or bring to the game!





Thursday, August 02, 2018

Easy Back to School Meals


I can't believe school starts so soon! Our fair was just a week ago, and kids are loading up for the State Fair as we speak! 
August means, get ready, it's back to school time! Time to order school supplies, buy new book bags, and check the kids new class and sports schedules one more time! 


Crock Pot Taco Rice Casserole


I have compiled some easy recipes from my fellow farm wives to help make this summer to school transition a little smoother for you! After sports, chores and homework, easy recipes will help the morning and evening routines go smother for your family.  

 Breakfast burritos from Chasing Saturdays




Overnight Oats In A Jar are the easiest way to make sure kids get a good start to the day even when they are running out the door!




I am going to give you all a special treat at the end of this post, but for those of us who are on the fly in the mornings, I'm going to share my Secret Ingredient Pancake recipe.  By adding just two simple, secret ingredients to any pancake mix, your family will be raving about your "homemade pancakes" to all their friends.  Promise!





easy taco pie


Chasing Saturday's, Instant Pot Chicken Legs


This Instant Pot Spaghetti is an easy meal to make for family dinner


This Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Casserole is easy to make and has all the yummy flavors of pizza but in a casserole! Kids (and adults) will line up for this dish!



Cheesy Smoked Sausage Bowties-pasta, cheese, bell peppers, smoked sausage - a one skillet meal to feed the family!






Easy BBQ Meatball Kabobs from My Fearless Kitchen. Heat up the grill for these Easy BBQ Meatball Kabobs. Use your favorite veggies and pre-cooked meatballs and dinner is ready in a snap on busy nights!





http://plowingthroughlife.com/easy-sausage-pizza-bubble-up-casserole/



This Cheeseburger Casserole with biscuits is an easy main dish recipe that everyone will love!




This Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole is an easy recipe the whole family will love!


one pot ham and spaghetti alfredo with broccoli











Are you looking for a new crock pot recipe that will be a big hit with the family? This Slow Cooker Cheesy Ravioli Casserole is a family favorite!


http://www.chasing-saturdays.com/2018/05/moms-mushroom-meatball-casserole.html

Mom's Mushroom Meatball Casserole by Chasing Saturday's 



Egg and Ham Muffins




This post is sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance, but all thoughts/opinions are my own. 

Making Memories and Meals,