Crock Pot Pork Chops and Apple Sauce

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This is a long shot, but does anybody remember the episode of The Brady Bunch where Peter (I think) says “pork chops and apple sauce” in the goofiest voice?

Well, as a former Nick at Nite fan, I used to watch reruns of The Brady Bunch with my sister and we somehow picked up on this little quip.

The Place for T.V. Reruns!

Now, whenever I think of pork chops, I always think of apple sauce. This word-association inspired my dinner for tonight.

What are your favorite T.V. show reruns?

My favorite reruns are definitely episodes of Friends. Hands down, no competition there! After all, Joey and I do share an affinity for Peanut Butter Fingers!

Crock Pot Dinner

This morning before I left for work, I prepped dinner in the crock pot.

I started by trimming the fat off pork chops before placing them in the crock pot and covering the meat with applesauce and cinnamon. I let this cook on low for about eight hours.

When I arrived home from work, the aroma smelled fantastic. I bet it was driving Sadie crazy all day!

Cinnamon Apple Sauce Pork Chops

Cinnamon Apple Sauce Pork Chops

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 3 c. apple sauce (or enough to coat the meat)
  • Several dashes of cinnamon

Directions:

Trim unwanted fat from pork chops. Place in a slow cooker and top with apple sauce and cinnamon. Stir mixture so cinnamon and apple sauce coat the pork chops. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours.

The chops were pretty good! Nothing amazing, but we agreed we’d make them again.

We paired the choppers with a bowl of Amy’s organic black bean vegetable soup.

Amy's Black Bean Veggie Soup

I love Amy’s products for the simplicity of their ingredient list. Here are the ingredients in this soup: (VEGAN) ORGANIC BLACK BEANS, FILTERED WATER, ORGANIC ONIONS, ORGANIC CARROTS, ORGANIC CORN, ORGANIC POTATOES, ORGANIC CELERY, ORGANIC LEEKS, SPICES, ORGANIC CILANTRO, ORGANIC GARLIC, SEA SALT, ORGANIC HIGH OLEIC SAFFLOWER AND/OR SUNFLOWER OIL, ORGANIC BLACK PEPPER.

I recognized every last one except for high oleic safflower oil – huh??? A quick Wikipedia look up informed me that safflower is “a thistle-like annual, usually with many long sharp spines on the leaves.”

Plants and flowers = good for you, right? The use of safflower in my food is a-okay by me.

Delicious Soup

This soup was tasty! Both Ryan and I gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up. :D

Holiday Movie Night

Tonight I’m heading to my friend Kaitlyn’s house for our weekly girl’s holiday movie night. The movie on the agenda for tonight is Love Actually.

Love Actually

“I feel it in my fingers,
I feel it in my toes,
Christmas is all around me,
and so the feeling grows”

My favorite part of the movie is this scene:

Together Now: "Awwww!"

Ryan, if you’d like to hold up love posters for me I wouldn’t object. ;)

…And I’m off to movie night! G’night all!

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Comments

  1. says

    That is so funny about the brady bunch quote because whenever i hear pork chops I always wanna say “poorkk chops and apple sauce.” One of my aunt’s used to say it all the time, and I never knew where it came from. Funny thing is in my town the portuguese boys called themselves pork chops in high school and i’ve been dating one of them for 5 years…haha.. does that make me the apple sauce?? haha

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  2. says

    Oh I was a HUGE Nick at Nite girl growing up! My favorite was always Bewitched! Don’t you laugh at me but my favorite re-run TV show to watch is Golden Girls! (Yes I promise I am really 28) haha!

    Have fun at movie night!

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  3. says

    I heart Love Actually! I’m just about watch it again this weekend. :-) And yes, thumbs up to Friends! They are the best. My favourite characters were always Pheobe and Joey :-) There are filming a Friends movie – can’t wait to see it!

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  4. says

    I watched Rachel Ray yesterday and she made pork and apple sauce. I really really wanted her to say that line. LOL.

    I like Seinfeld reruns. That show is so random and funny. I like to keep it on for background noise while I’m cleaning and watch every now and then when Kramer does something insane.

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