Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Leave It To Me!

To post the first recipe! That may be all I can contribute to this blog! The left overs from Creighton's plate! Sorry, I didn't think to take a picture before we started the meal!

I'm desperately trying to learn how to manage everything that comes along with adding a new baby {or a five month old} to our home. I consider working out early mornings every day, but somehow, functioning at six o'clock after being up at least three or four times a night doesn't seem bearable. And to top it off, my little Griffy doesn't take long naps either. Most weeknights, after I clean up our dinner and leave the boys with my hubby, you can find me at the Y for my hour cardio workout. {Any one else going that late??!!??}

Maybe some of you can relate, along with fitting in time to work out, my house is a mess, I don't have time or energy to prepare much of a meal, and needlesstosay, going to the grocery store is rare! However, I'm boycotting eating out and so, I've turned to my cookbooks for some new {healthier} menus.

Tonight, I made a simple, light, yummy dinner! One that was also easy to clean up!

Though, I simplified it, I thought some of you may want this recipe.

Country Pork and Corn on the Cob
6 (5 ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (I used 4 boneless butterfly pork chops.)
4 large garlic cloves, pressed
3 ears fresh (or frozen, thawed) corn, cut in half
1 (18 ounce) bottle honey smoke barbecue sauce
1 cup chicken broth

* Place pork chops in a lightly greased slow cooker. {There is a long process about browning the meat in a skillet beforehand, but I skip this stage. If you are interested, let me know!}
* Rub garlic evenly over corn. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper; add to slow cooker.
*Combine barbecue sauce and broth; add to slow cooker.
* Cover and cook on LOW 4 hours or until meat is tender.

I served it with wild rice, per request from one of my favorite eaters:
Hope your family enjoys as much as mine!

I don't have the calorie value on this, but after my one chop and one mini corn on the cob with a spoon of rice, I was still a bit hungry. Instead of munching more, I cleaned the kitchen and went to burn over 550 calories at the gym!


  1. I can really see us doing this!

    Especially with the new slow cooker bags that you can toss and skip the dishes. I think I'll try this on Wednesdays with sugar free barbeque sauce since we have choir/AWANAs and it's usually too hard to make a real meal.

  2. looks delish! even as leftovers!!! yum!

  3. Hi girls! What a fun blog! I'll definitely be reading! It makes me want to live in Waco and be a part of the Cardio Junkies! :)

    I LOVE to eat (I have a recipe blog - www.northcuttrecipes.blogspot.com) and I LOVE to work-out!!! (one of the reasons being so that I can enjoy my food) :) I've actually thought about doing some kind of work-out blog but hardly have the time (or motivation) to keep up with 2 blogs much less 3, so I'm really glad I can read y'alls!! I'll add y'all to my blog list so I can see when there's an update!

    Keep it up!!