I always feel like a superstar when I find a recipe that is super tasty but doesn’t break the bank. This Braised Pork Chops Creole is definitely one of those recipes that feeds a lot of mouths on a budget. Great for this time of year as I am sure a lot of you have family coming over more often, or even some staying with you from out of town. Without fail, the Holidays do a great job at bringing family and friends together, which is why it’s my favorite time of year. The shopping for gifts part not so much. Thank god for Amazon!!
Starting mid November is when things start to get really busy. Right before Thanksgiving so there’s prep for that, but also close enough to Christmas/Hanukkah that you allow yourself to start prepping for that as well. The point I am getting at here is this braised pork is a dream to make, and as wonderful as this time of year is, there is no sugar coating how busy (and expensive) life gets.
Another bonus to this recipe are the leftovers, if there are any of course. Sammy made this for her and her boyfriend and of course had tons of leftovers the next day. She topped off the baking dish with extra corn flakes, reheated it in the oven, and even added some brown rice to soak up a some of that delicious sauce. You could totally do that the first time around as well. It’s like this recipe, and others like it, were created specifically for dwindling bank accounts and busy schedules. We gotta thank the creators of the cookbook “Joy of Cooking” for this one.
Another winner recipe as we make our way through this masterpiece of a book. If you’ve been following along with us, you know that we’ve been cooking through the book, and we’d love for you to follow along with us. Grab a copy of the book HERE, and find this recipe on page 480.
We are providing more in depth directions to each recipe, and even adding our own spin on a lot of them as well. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out. You can comment on the blog posts, email us privately, or even reach out via social media. This has certainly been a fun journey and we want you all to be apart of it. That concludes our post for today, and we hope you have enjoyed you time with us. Happy cooking friends!
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