Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Thursday, November 14, 2013

POKE ME WITH A FORK- I Think I'm Done PORK CHOPS and Apples In The Sow Cooker

Whooo Hooo!
Got my internet fixed!
Anyway-
Does anyone remember that commercial?
The one with the line that went-
Poke me with a fork I think I'm done?

Well, I remember hearing the ad and it was
often repeated by a little neighbor boy, Brett.
Brett also carried a NAKED blond Barbie doll around AND he called it Mrs.NanaDiana!
SERIOUSLY!

Anyway- That might have been 
a tad too much information
so let's move along to cooking, shall we?

I am basically lazy when it comes to meals.
There- I've said it.  It's true!
So, that means 
I LOVE EASY MEALS.

Does this look EASY?
Well, it is.
Brown 4 pork chops in 1 Tablespoon of butter over 
Medium-high heat.
Kinda fuzzy picture, huh? 
Hey!  You want perfect pictures?
Buy a magazine!
Or visit a blog with a better photographer.
I'll work on it.
While those are browning,
Core and slice about 5 - 6 apples.
I used 2 big Honey Crisp and 
3 or 4 Braeburns that I had.
Use more apples than you think you will want because they cook down.
Throw them in the crockpot.
Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon 
(or Apple Pie Spice-that's what I used)
and 1/3 cup brown sugar.
Place browned pork chops on top of apples.
Salt and pepper them to taste.
Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours.

I served ours with rice and broccoli
and coffee in a Pumpkin cup.
Trust me- there will NOT be any leftovers!

So- Here's the recipe-

Slow Cooker Pork Chops & Apples
4 boneless pork chops
4-5 large apples of choice
Cinnamon  or Apple Pie Spice
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup apple juice or apple cider.
(I used cranberry juice this time)
Salt & Pepper 

Brown pork chops over medium high heat in 1T melted butter.
Core and slice apples and toss them in crock pot.
Sprinkle with Apple Pie Spice or Cinnamon
(I would estimate I used 3 or 4 teaspoons)
Sprinkle with the brown sugar.
Pour apple juice over it.
(I didn't have any apple juice/cider so I used Cranberry juice and it was delicious)
Layer on the pork chops.
Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours.
Enjoy!

AND - if you see one of THESE lying around
naked please DO NOT call it
Mrs. Nana Diana!
I don't want the neighbors to talk.

your photo name

54 comments:

  1. those look and sound really good. Im going to try them tomorrow... I have a bunch of porkchops in the fridge!
    I wonder why that kid named his barbie after you!? thats freaken funny!
    have a great day
    xoxo
    vivian

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  2. Glad that you are back! That sounds yummy and it sounds like something we would like and good on a cool fall evening too. Easy sounds even better to me!

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  3. This sounds very much like a recipe I make except that I add butternut squash in there too. I know you had a good dinner -- looks delicious!

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  4. Yum! We love pork chops at our house, and the apples will make for a nice addition. Can't wait to try this. Thanks!

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  5. I love this post for the fact that the recipe is made in a sow cooker! Yikes! That must serve alot of people. You make me smile, lol!!!! :)

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  6. I love this post for the fact that the recipe is made in a sow cooker! Yikes! That must serve alot of people. You make me smile, lol!!!! :)

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  7. That sounds sooo yummy Diana, and easy too... I bet you are a fabulous cook, and you make a gorgeous Barbie doll too... thanks for your suggestion about my little Putz houses, but they are all enclosed except for a little hole in the back where a little lightbult on a strand would go in... there is no way to put a tea light in, except I do that in the big church as the top of it lifts off... xoxo Julie Marie

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  8. that sounds amazing and you do look a Barbie with that glorious blond hair!

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  9. I wonder what he had seen to associate a naked Barbie doll with you! Haha. Pork and apple are a lovely combination

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  10. No kidding, I took a pork loin roast out of the freezer last night to put it in the slow cooker today. I'm going to use your recipe - different from the typical white wine and garlic.

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  11. what's not to love about this recipe? looks fabulous...i'm going to thaw out my pork chops RIGHT NOW and fix this for tonight...thanks darlin' for this!

    P.S. glad you're back on the WWW

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  12. Gonna so try that recipe. Sounds good, and maybe I'll find a dress for that barbie, and send it to you, for Brett to dress his nana.

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  13. Diana, When you said quick and easy...that's my favorite way of cooking. When you see how fast a meal disappears after spending all day in the kitchen(Holidays) then you may understand what I mean....give me easy. That recipe looks and sounds very good. xoxo, Susie
    Welcome back.

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  14. OMG........a blonde Barbie named Mrs Nana Diana. :-) made me laff. Your pork-chop recipe sounds delicious.....I think I will have to try it!

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  15. Lol you are cute!
    I loved Barbie dolls when I was a kid!
    But Im pretty sure mine were clothed! Ha! ;)
    This recipe looks so do-able and yummy!
    Thank you...I will have to give it a try...maybe even tonight!
    And broccoli is my favourite veggie.
    Have a wonderful day!

    All my heart,
    Deborah xo

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  16. Oooohh...this is what you were talking about last week! :) I'm gonna have to give it a whirl! It looks so good. And, no, I don't sound surprised, in case you were wondering.
    BTW, I may have some naked barbies under Sara's bed...I think they need new names. :)
    Kelly

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  17. I love a good crock pot meal. This is a great idea.

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  18. Yum! How tasty! I will definitely be trying this one! Thanks for sharing, Diana! xo Nellie

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  19. Whoa, I missed that old commercial! Too funny! I love the combo of pork chops and sauteed apples, though I've never tried them in the crock pot. Sounds delish! Are you SURE you aren't really Paula Deen? Paula puts butter ("budder") and sugar ("shugger") in everything:)

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  20. All that beautiful blond hair...you and Barbie could be twins! Hugs, Penny

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  21. It's in my slow cooker right now! I used McIntosh, and I did add some chunks of raw butternut squash because I have squash from my garden I need to use. Can't wait for dinnertime! Thanks for the recipe. :-)

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  22. First of all, you have an amazing memory, but then it is your name. ☺

    These pork chops sound amazing. One night I came home from attending class all day to find a pork chop supper waiting for me that my mother-in-law had prepared. I still think about that meal. Now I can give it a whirl!

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  23. So glad you are back, I've missed your posts! The pork chops look so delicious! I will try it and see if thehubs likes it, he is not very fond of sweet flavors but he does love apples! I have been looking for some crock pot recipes and this is one I think I can do! Thanks for sharing Diana! and xoxo back to ya! Keep those posts coming!!

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  24. OMG that looks and sounds soooooo YUMMY!! LOL on Barbie!

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  25. LOL! Was that little boy carrying the naked Barbie a little peeping tom? :) You're too funny, my friend. Now your pork chops and apples sound and look delish! I love meals like this - fix it and forget it for a while! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  26. Crock Pots rock!

    And this sounds deeeelicious!!!

    Glad all is fixed.

    Well, all ........ but the naked Barbie..... -gigggles-

    Tessa~

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  27. oh happy your computer is up and running. Now we get smiles from Di's posts. Hurray!

    Good old crock pot method. That is how my hubby dooes this dish and the veggie. Yummie yours looks..

    Only sometimes we cheat with the apples. We use the apple sauce in a can. Mitchell's brand. And we both like rice.

    Oh the barbie. That is cute.You have me laughing.

    Sort of looks like you now that you mention it about the other quote neighbor boy said.Ha-ha. Hmmm you better close your curtains .
    Sorry I am late but got loss in my craft room all afternoon.

    Thank you for your re back on my page . Kind of you.

    Well fish and rice is calling me. Hubby has prepared it with broccoli and cauliflower for supper. I am so blessed you think.

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  28. Oh dear, how sad for you that you are mistaken for a Barbie Doll, I feel SO sorry for you...NOT!
    I love your title, the pork chops in the SOW cooker, that is funny!
    ;-)

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  29. Great recipe, Mrs. Nana Diana, thank you, I will use it tomorrow! Your story about the naked barbie is very funny. I enjoy reading your blog, you have a wonderful sense of humour!
    Hugs, cindy

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  30. These look yummy and best of all, easy-that's my speed!
    And hey, you could be called worse things than a Barbie! ;)
    Susan

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  31. ROFL...I will never look at a blonde naked Barbie in the same way! LOL This looks and sounds delicious. I love pork combined with apples. And, I am all for letting the slow cooker cook for me!!!

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  32. Hi Diana, this sounds so good. My family love pork with apples. Going to try this one for sure. Great in the crock pot while I am so busy.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Glad you got your internet back.
    You are too funny with the Barbie story!! LOL
    Hugs

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  33. Welcome back Diana..I sure missed your humor..A friend of mine used to have a pork and apple recipe...Good..

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  34. Looks like you had a great time cooking up a storm when your internet was down! Looks amazing!
    Kelly

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  35. Those look yummy and easy. My husband loves pork chops, so I may have to give this one a try. Glad your internet is back!

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  36. We had pork chops last night too! Yours looks better than mine! Is Brett in jail now?

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  37. Sounds so good, Diana. We love all the ingredients and I surely love my slow cooker.
    For goodness sakes, tell Barbie to "PUT ON SOME CLOTHES!".
    love to you, Ginger

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  38. Your timing is fantastic! Tomorrow I am headed to Costco as they have a crockpot on special. I've never owned one before, so I just started a Pinterest board of recipes. I'm pinning this -- it sounds delish!

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  39. I think I've tried something real similar to this - and my husband ate it. But, I just couldn't. I don't know why but I simply can't put pork of any kind into my mouth. I really don't even like hearing the words "pork" or "ham". It doesn't both me to read them - but they just sound really totally gross so I don't like HEARING them. LOL I'm so weird.

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  40. I love apples with pork. And there's nothing wrong with a simple meal (though sometimes I tend to get carried away!).

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  41. That sounds like a good supper to me. The kind of meal that would taste real good on a cold winters night.
    Now about that naked Barbie doll...I much prefer GI Joe.
    xo

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  42. HA!!! Oh my do I love your posts! You are too funny! And holy cow aren't kids hilarious!!!! Thank you so much for this yummy recipe!! I am always looking for fast when the beans are tugging at my ankles!!! Pinning!!!!! Have a great weekend!!!!

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  43. Sound delish Diana! Naked Barbie? LOL.

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  44. This looks and sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!I am a new follower!
    Sharon

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  45. This sounds seriously yummy, seriously easy, and gluten free to boot...yeah me! I gave up wheat recently and am always looking for wheat free recipes.

    Thanks for your sweet comment about my clock back cover-up. It's good to be back blogging. I just read a few of your recent posts to catch up a little. You always make me laugh...love that.

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  46. This recipe sounds so yummy. I have about six apples in the fruit bowl that I can use. I live cooked apples with cinnamon and brown sugar!!

    Candy

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  47. Is that your nakey Barbie I just saw on Instagram? :/
    LOL Buy a magazine....you crack me up! *but* I did pin this recipe....YUMMY!!!! I want some!

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  48. Pork chops, mashed potatoes, and apple sauce is husband's favorite meal. This dish looks yummy, Diana. Hot coffee in a pumpkin mug.... sounds good to me.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  49. Mmmm that meal sounds fabulous, Diana! Sometime the easy meals are the best tasting. Thanks for the recipe. xo

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  50. Hi Di,
    I made this recipe today and put my own spin on it. I used some of that cider mulling spice and peeled ad cut up apples, I must say it was delish. Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

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  51. Okay I don't know if it looks easy to make - but it looks good! I have been baking 20 dozen cookies for a cookie exchange - never again! lol

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