As always, all the sweet tea to whoever knows the song I've been listening to on repeat: "Man he and I go back so far, Oh my gosh we lived in his first truck, First time we hears Shania Twain I think we were on our way to Lubbock, I know you think he loves you now, Seen so many girls come in and out, It sounds a bit insensitive but the truth is what it is."
So I know everyone is in the holiday mood and posting ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS. Well, excuse me while I be different and sit here with my sweet tea, toasted egg sandwich and post about food. But seriously, y'all don't want to see our Christmas decorations. We barely did anything this year. We'll just get all fancy the day before everyone comes over for Christmas Dinner. Did I mention Christmas is at our house this year? My sister also took it upon herself to invite ALL the needy at our church. Not really but it feels like it. Oh Lord.
My word y'all, I was sick for the better part of this week and it feels good to finally be getting better. I was so pathetic that not only did I outwardly pray for the good Lord to take me but I had Rodney Atkins song "If You're Going Through Hell" as my theme song. You know, "If you're going through hell, keep going, don't slow down, If you're scared, don't show it, You might get out, Before the devil even knows you're there" Sure that's not what he meant but oh well.
So a poster I love on Tumblr is doing a twist on The 12 days of Christmas and posting a new recipe everyday. I decided that I loved the idea and would follow suit. Don't worry I won't sing to y'all.
Since it is the holiday season I wanted to share some of my favorite down home dishes that I've grown up with and are perfect for the holidays.
Next to Meatloaf, Smothered Porkchops were my favorite as a child. Daddy could cook but I have to say that my Paw paw make the best Smothered Porkchops. Parents Weekend my freshman year of college happened to be the weekend of my birthday. Momma asked me what I wanted her to bring and this was my only request. I thought everyone ate this but according to Instagram just blacks in the South do. No wonder my family is so unhealthy. (Opps, now no one wants to try the dish)
1/4 chopped onion
1/4 chopped bell pepper
Seasoning of your choice
1 Heat a skillet with oil. 1/4 of a cup of generally covers most skillets and is a good rule to follow.
2. Season the porkchops to tatse. I usually sprinkle them with salt, pepper, Paprika, Tony Chachere, Sage and Cheyenne.
3. Now coat the porkchops in flour. Make sure you get those bad boys real good now. (save the extra flour)
4. Stick those lovelies in the skillet and let them cook. Turn them over as needed.
5. Once they've cooked you can remove them to a plate to drain. Also remove the oil to a safe bowl.
6. Now saute the onion and bell pepper in the same pan.
7. Add the porkchops to the vegetables as well as a little of the oil. (2-3tsp) of the flour.
8. Then add about a tablespoon of water and stir.
9. Simmer on low heat until the gravy is the consistency you want. It's ok to add more water and flour as needed.
10. Y'all enjoy