Search Results for 'pork chops with field peas'

In an attempt to clean out some of my magazine scraps, I came across a recipe I thought might be a success. Boy was it!

This is a great recipe for when you are “country hungry” as Mamaw says.

Like many slow-cooker recipes,  you do have to do a little prep work before you turn on your pot.

As you know, we like pork chops at our house. The name of the blog should let you know that! I usually buy the boneless chops. They are usually the ones that are on sale. The bone-in meats tend to have a bit more flavor to them though. This recipe calls for bone-in pork chops. I found some on sale, so ta da, I tried this recipe.

Pork Chops and Field Peas

1 (16 ounce) package of frozen field peas with snaps, thawed

1 1/2 tsp dry mustard

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

6 (1 inch thick) bone-in pork chops (about 3 1/2 pounds)

1/2 cup flour

2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1 large sweet onion, sliced

1 (10 1/2 ounce) can condensed chicken broth

1. The first thing you need to do is take your peas out of the freezer. Mine weren’t completely thawed. They turned out just fine.

If you want, you can go ahead and dump them in your crock pot. I used on of those handy-dandy crock pot liners. If you don’t use one, you will need to lightly grease your pot.

2. Mix the mustard, salt and garlic powder together. Rub the mixture all over your chops. Then you dredge the chops in the flour. The recipe called for 6 pork chops. I only had 4.

3. Cook the pork chops in hot oil over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes per side until browned. You just want to get some good crustiness on the outside. They will cook the rest of the way in the crock pot. Only cook a couple of pieces at a time. It is never good to crowd your meat.

Save the drippings in the pan.

4. Saute´ the onion in the hot drippings over medium-high heat until tender.

Add the chicken broth, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen the goody from the bottom of the pan.

5. Put the browned pork chops in the crock pot on top of the peas.

Now, add the onions.

Don’t forget the broth.

6. Cover and cook on LOW 6 hours.

In the mean time, make your mashed potatoes–yum!

The meat just fell off the bone. Consider that a warning! We had to pick some bones out of the peas, so BEWARE!

The rolls were frozen Rhodes dinner rolls. All you have to do there is let them rise then pop ’em in the oven!

This was an EXCELLENT dish! Katie thought it was funny that I was making dinner right after breakfast.

Next time I may try this with the boneless chops just to see how it does.

Critics’ Corner

Chip: I come from a long line of pork chop aficionados. I grew up eating the finest pork chops in the western world. Now, I don’t want to overstate my view of this particular meal, but it may have been the finest pork chop dinner I’ve ever had.

Megan: The word “meal” cannot describe this dish adequately. Rather, it is a superb work of artistry!

Katie: That has been one of the best meals that I’ve had in a while! It was just sooo good!

My goodness it has been a busy Spring!!!

I’m sad to say this seems to be our new pace of life.  The last time I posted on this blog was December! And here it is May! So, I am going to try to do a little catching up in the next few posts. With school coming to an end for the year, hopefully things will slow down a little. I would really like to get back to testing and blogging about new recipes and such. Fingers crossed!

To be honest, January and February are a bit of a blur. With a child in college and a child in high school they returned to school after Christmas break at different times. My timeline got a little skewed! I know we had ONE day of snow.

In March (Notice I skipped February! Who knows what happened then?!) we were honored to host a sweet missionary family and our pastor and his family for dinner. I didn’t get any pictures of the people that night-ugh. I am really out of practice doing this blog thing! Plus, we were just having too much fun! I did think to take a couple of shots of the pretty Spring Table decorations while I was in the midst of setting the table. I borrowed a few things from my Mom, and a few on-sale spring flowers finished off the look.

Unfortunately, one of the cats thought my little birdie was real! I used it anyway.

This bank was from forever ago! Not sure if it was mine or my sisters.

Here are a few decorations from around the dining room/den and the porch.

I jazzed up a wreath by using twine to tie on a few flower pots. More sale plants filled some pots, others stayed empty.

I have been waiting for just the right occasion to use this garden themed ribbon.

I made two crockpots full of Pork Chops with Field Peas! Using the crockpot is the way to go when company comes! This is a crowd pleasing recipe!

Individual Banana Pudding cups were also a hit at dessert time.

I hope you have been enjoying your Spring, too!

Company’s coming to our house tomorrow! Have you tried any of the yummy recipes you’ve seen here at Pork Chop Tuesday? If you have, give me a little help. If you haven’t, shame on you! Just kidding. Skip over to the post to see the recipes. I have narrowed it down to these two contenders:

pocket inside

Pot Roast Pockets link

layer in chops

Pork Chops with Field Peas link

Just click the links provided to see all about these two comfort dishes. Cast your vote in the comments section, but hurry!

Happy 2013 everyone!

The kids went back to school today. Therefore, life must return to “normal”. Normal, I suppose, includes a blog post! So, we have come to the point in the year, the first post of the year, where I tell you all the stats from last year.

Why? Why do I feel I must do this? Peer pressure? Everyone else is doing it!

If you are a regular around here, none of these posts will be new to you.

However, if you are new, maybe you’ll see something you like and go investigate.

Here goes…

According to the statisticians at WordPress, thank you very much, these are the posts that got the most views in 2012. (Strangely enough, all of the Top 5 are actually from 2011. I guess I can look at that in a couple of different ways…1) Stuff I wrote about in 2012 wasn’t as interesting as 2011 topics, or 2) These posts have staying power–like a little black dress! We’ll go with #2.

#5 Christmas Tree Tour

Bible made from a matchbox and alphabet pasta

Bible made from a matchbox and alphabet pasta

#4 Tie Dyed Fingernails

swirling polish 4

#3 Linguini Salad

Linguini Salad finished

#2 Christmas Party Food


#1 Dr. Seuss Snacks

proud moment

I had a hard time trying to decide my favorite post of 2012.

I have to say, I was extremely happy to finally finish the Impressionist series. You can see the entire series here. Part X is here.

waiting to go inside

I piggy-backed this post in the BLOGtober series I did with Arkansas Women Bloggers. That was fun too. You can see that series here.

I think my favorite new recipe I tried was Cannellini Beans. Y’all, it is just so good!

spooning beans

Looking back on 2012, we really did a lot! We ate great food, at home and off of trucks! We visited family and friends. We crafted.

My favorite thing we did last year was make a pirate movie with the kids and some of their friends, then hosted the premier for the movie.

The planning, the scrounging, the cooking…it was all good!

table 2

And now, here are the Critics’ favorites.

Critics’ Corner


Favorite dish–Pork Chops and Field Peas

ready to serve

Favorite Restaurant–The Bavarian Chef


Favorite Event–Movie Premier

watching movie


Taste–Bud Biscuits

15-hot biscuits

Coolness–Butterfly Cupcakes

completed butterflies

Creative Title–Help! I ate something green!

more kale

Fun–Bocce Ball

bocce ball 1

Gross–Welch’s Fruit FIZZ



Great Wolf Lodge!

main attraction

Strawberry Delight!

Strawberries outside

Thank you for following my little blog. Whether you are a subscriber to the blog or the Facebook page, get here from Pinterest, or stop by at random, your visits, “likes” and comments are appreciated!

Now I know why people do the “year in review” post…happy memories! I plan on making some more in 2013! I hope you are there to share them with me.

Chip (my husband) — a connoisseur of pulled pork barbecue, chili dogs, and chocolate chip cookies WITH pecans.

Megan (my elder daughter) — she is all about the bread.

Katie (my younger daughter) — two words: Rice and Strawberries.

These are my critics (and my biggest fans). They have graciously agreed to provide their opinions on the topics presented at “Pork Chop Tuesday” — everything from new recipes to what color curtains belong in the bathroom. Their insight is sure to be entertaining and enlightening.

Things the Critics have reviewed so far…