I continue to cook pork in my slow cooker with no prep.
It continues to be fantastic.
Why would I change?
Mon mari (aka: the dishwasher) is pleased that I don’t use any extra skillets.
I’m pleased not to use any extra time.
The only thing I do is to trim off all the fat, which I fry up later for the dogs – in whatever pan I use for the dinner vegetables.
We’re both getting lazy…. Or maybe just efficient.
Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Peppers and Tomatoes
Total time: 6 hours 10 minutes
- 14oz (400gr) pork chops, boneless, cut in half
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1/2 red pepper, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cup (8oz, 240gr) peeled, chopped tomatoes
- 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
- Put the onions, garlic, pepper, herbs, spices in the slow cooker and stir to combine..
- Top with the pork and spoon tomatoes over the top.
- Cook on low for 6 hours – stir once if you like.
- Spoon onto a platter and serve.
It’s been raining here in France.
And raining and raining and raining.
The Seine is overflowing its banks in Paris.
People are being evacuated; museums are closing, public transportation is shutting down…. Even the rats are heading for higher ground
After a long, hot, dry summer we can feel confident that the water tables are, once again, back up to normal.
There has been local flooding near us, as well.
At our house we just have sodden fields and dirty dogs.
There is standing water all over the field where we walk.
Well, I walk; they run.
As they run they splatter mud all over themselves, which, of course, doesn’t bother them in the least.
I should take them into the barn and rub them down with towels before letting them in the house.
I would have to do that to 2 dogs, 4 times each day which would result in a stack of filthy towels that would then have to be washed… and only partially clean dogs.
Instead, once again, I do things the easy way (see above). I let them in and they go to their beds.
They’re only allowed in 3 rooms that all have tile floors.
Fortunately, the tile is the same color as the mud – I may be lazy but I’m not stupid.
We’ve had 2 days of sunshine and 3 more are predicted.
When it’s a bit dryer. I’ll take the dogs out, brush them and trim them and make them beautiful again. I’ll wash their beds and the floors and we will once again have a decent house.
Meanwhile, I’ll have another glass of wine.