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July 8th, 2008

Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Sauce

With the only thing consistent about gas and food prices is the fact that they are consistently going up, my husband and I have been doing more dates at home. It is so easy to swap baby-sitting with a neighbor (or if your kids are old enough, eat up stairs while they play downstairs) and spend some one on one time together with little effort and for CHEAP! (and of course some food storage mixed in 🙂 This meal was SO delicious, easy and cost me about $4.00 to make. That wouldn’t even feed my husband and me at a fast food restaurant!  Oh, how I love my food storage!

Grilled Pork Chops with Apple-Cranberry Sauce

Again, a great time to practice cooking with an alternate heat source! The topping is simply 2 C. applesauce (I made mine from the dehydrated apple slices from my food storage) and 1 can Whole Cranberry Sauce (NOT jellied). The topping looks so gourmet with the chunks of cranberry and apple and takes NO time to make!

Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Potatoes

Potato pearls are great but I have heard of people not liking them. I want to suggest to you to add in some sour cream or cream cheese and butter to them. You add those ingredients into normal mashed potatoes so why not the pearls/flakes from your food storage? If you really want to fake out the family, make sure and beat them just like you would “real” mashed potatoes.

3 cloves Roasted Garlic, chopped (I roast mine on the grill while I’m grilling the meat. You will need to turn them frequently so they don’t get burned. It will cook in about 3-4 minutes)
1 T. fresh rosemary sprigs or 1 t. dried rosemary
1/2-3/4 C. Sour Cream
2 T. Butter

Add the above ingredients to your 1 batch of potato pearls from your food storage (directions are on the can). Beating your potato pearls or flakes gives it a great consistency and adds in a little air for that whipped creamy texture. It’s a great way to disguise using food storage potato pearls instead of regular potatoes.

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16 Comments

  • Anonymous

    July 9, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Ok, I’m one of “those” that can’t stand the potato pearls. My mother would roll over in her grave if she thought I was using anything but real potatoes – I grew up eating the real stuff every week. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as boxed potatoes ’til I left home. The pearls have such an artificial taste. Your suggestions for adding garlic, sour cream and butter might do the trick. However, you don’t mention the amount of pearls to add to the amounts of your additions. Help? Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    July 9, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Ok, I’m one of “those” that can’t stand the potato pearls. My mother would roll over in her grave if she thought I was using anything but real potatoes – I grew up eating the real stuff every week. I didn’t even know there was such a thing as boxed potatoes ’til I left home. The pearls have such an artificial taste. Your suggestions for adding garlic, sour cream and butter might do the trick. However, you don’t mention the amount of pearls to add to the amounts of your additions. Help? Thanks.

  • Stephanie Abney

    July 9, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Looks yummy, can’t wait to try it! Thanks for creating this blog… I’m so glad I found it.

    Blessings,
    Stephanie in Mesa, AZ

  • Stephanie Abney

    July 9, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Looks yummy, can’t wait to try it! Thanks for creating this blog… I’m so glad I found it.Blessings,Stephanie in Mesa, AZ

  • Matt

    July 9, 2008 at 8:47 am

    This is by far my favorite pork chop dish. It is very delicious and the applesause is the icing on the chops! Having grown up on homemade, made-from-scratch mashed potatoes, I must say that these potatoes are very delicous. I can’t tell a difference at all. This is a must try meal.

  • Matt

    July 9, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    This is by far my favorite pork chop dish. It is very delicious and the applesause is the icing on the chops! Having grown up on homemade, made-from-scratch mashed potatoes, I must say that these potatoes are very delicous. I can’t tell a difference at all. This is a must try meal.

  • Crystal

    July 9, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Dear Anonymous,

    I just make the proportions on the can for 4 servings. Sorry, I’m still on location (a.k.a vacation) and my mom doesn’t have a can here. I’ll look it up when I get home. Thanks!

  • Crystal

    July 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Dear Anonymous,I just make the proportions on the can for 4 servings. Sorry, I’m still on location (a.k.a vacation) and my mom doesn’t have a can here. I’ll look it up when I get home. Thanks!

  • Tx Fan!

    July 9, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I saw your blog on the suggested reads from google reader a few weeks ago. I have been reading all your past posts this past week. I love using food storage and love hearing yummy ideas to use it more often. Every time I have made milk, my family, and myself hate the whole thing, and then I throw it out, and go back to paying an arm and a leg for real milk. I succesfully fooled the family today. I was really excited. So thanks from your newest fan in Texas!!!!

  • Tx Fan!

    July 9, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    I saw your blog on the suggested reads from google reader a few weeks ago. I have been reading all your past posts this past week. I love using food storage and love hearing yummy ideas to use it more often. Every time I have made milk, my family, and myself hate the whole thing, and then I throw it out, and go back to paying an arm and a leg for real milk. I succesfully fooled the family today. I was really excited. So thanks from your newest fan in Texas!!!!

  • Tam

    July 11, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Came across your blog looking for blender pancakes! Looks great I will be back soon!

  • Tam

    July 11, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Came across your blog looking for blender pancakes! Looks great I will be back soon!

  • Charlene

    July 31, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Made the applesauce tonight with a bit of cinnamon and sugar. It’s delicious! So many baking recipes allow applesauce to substitute for oil, I’ll bet this will work great. Can’t wait to try it with the cranberries. Actually, every Thanksgiving I make homemade spiced cranberries – willing to bet those will make awesome applesauce – can’t wait!
    Thank you

  • Charlene

    August 1, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Made the applesauce tonight with a bit of cinnamon and sugar. It’s delicious! So many baking recipes allow applesauce to substitute for oil, I’ll bet this will work great. Can’t wait to try it with the cranberries. Actually, every Thanksgiving I make homemade spiced cranberries – willing to bet those will make awesome applesauce – can’t wait!Thank you

  • Gae203

    February 9, 2011 at 4:19 am

    You can also use cream instead of water my family can’t tell the difference. I also add a little butter. They are great Willa

  • Gae203

    February 9, 2011 at 4:19 am

    You can also use cream instead of water my family can’t tell the difference. I also add a little butter. They are great Willa

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