Two of my sisters came Thursday night and stayed with us until Sunday. I cooked many great dishes and we enjoyed many different flavors.
By Sunday supper, I was tired and actually "cooked out." I wanted to make something easy, so I prepared Mary Jo's recipe for pork chops. It was so easy to prepare, and I baked them in the oven with baked potatoes.
Served with a tossed salad, it made for a quick, easy and delicious meal with no preparation.
M.J.'s Baked Barbecue
4 pork chops, seasoned to your liking
1 small onion, thinly sliced
Brown sugar, to taste
Lay pork chops in single layer on a baking dish. Season pork chops with seasonings of your liking. I used garlic powder, season salt and pepper. Layer a thin slice of onion on each pork chop. Press brown sugar on top of onion. Spread ketchup on the tops of the pork chop. Bake at 350 degrees until done, about 45-60 minutes.
Creamy Cole Slaw
1 head cabbage, shredded
1 small carrot, peeled and shredded
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 small onion, diced
Toss cabbage, carrot and onion in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over cabbage mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend. Serving size: eight.
1 loaf french bread or sliced English muffins
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 large can black olives, sliced
1 bunch green onion, sliced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
Slice french bread lengthwise. Combine ingredients. Spread on bread. Broil until cheese melts. Serving size: eight.
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