Breaded Boneless Pork Loin Chips with Stuffing and Gravy

Looking for a super easy kid friendly meal for dinner? Try my Breaded Boneless Pork Loin Chops with stuffing and gravy.

Prep Time: 15 min total (Pork + Sides)   •  Cook Time: 35 min   •  Servings: 5

Boneless Pork Loin Chops (my package had 10 chops)
Seasoned Bread crumbs
3 eggs
Stove Top Stuffing for Pork (I used 2 boxes)
Instant pork gravy mix (I used 2 Packages)
Canned corn

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a shallow dish, beat the 3 eggs and sprinkle in some garlic salt and pepper. In another shallow dish add the bread crumbs. Then dip the pork chops in the egg and then into the bread crumbs and coat well. Place on a sprayed cookie sheet and cook for 35 minutes or until done when you cut into it.

While the pork chops are in the oven make the stuffing and gravy (following the directions on the back of the packages) and heat the corn in the microwave.


Ready for School? Part 2

In the Fall 2014 issue of in Magazine, Mollie Burlingame, a member of the in consulting committee, sat down with Jack, her new kindergartner, before he started classes to see how he was feeling about beginning school. Now that school’s been in session for over a month, Mollie asked Jack a few more questions to see what he had to say about school now.

Mom: What do you think about school now that you’ve started it?
Jack: I like it. I like to play with my friends. Continue reading

Chalk Based Painting Class

Last week I was invited to attend a Chalk Based Painting class at Dixie’s Weekend Boutique. The boutique is owned by two sisters, Jenny Hendricks and Sandy Rasmus, and recently opened this summer. Their business hours are during the weekend, so it was fun to do a little pre-shopping during the middle of the week.

Down the middle of their store, there was a long table set up with mason jars, paint, frames, paint brushes and wine glasses. After seeing the wine glasses, I thought to myself, “Now, this is my kind of art project!”

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Game Day Tacos with Homemade Salsa

If you come to my house on Sundays to watch the Vikings play then Tacos will be on the game day menu! We started making Tacos for Sunday Vikings games 7 years ago.  It started out as a quick meal that could be made at half time and enjoyed during the second half of the game. Every Sunday morning Jon and I would try and figure out what to have that was easy to make during half time and Tacos always came up. That’s how Taco Football Sunday was born at my house.

Game Day Tacos with Homemade Pico de gallo

Cook Time: 20 minutes   •   Servings: 10

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A Journey Through Wisconsin

John and I recently crossed the border into Wisconsin for some cycling. We started our long weekend in Lacrosse, Wis. and biked the Great River State Trail on Friday.

We then camped in the small town of Wilton, Wis. and biked the Elroy-Sparta State Trail on Saturday. Both of the trails have limestone for paths and the Elroy-Sparta runs through three old train tunnels that have been transformed into bike trails.

It was definitely worth the six-hour drive down there. It was 80 degrees when we visited and the fall colors were partially coming through in some areas, but I bet they’re beautiful now.

Plastic Bag Container

Plastic bags have become such a norm when shopping that we all seem to end up with piles and piles of them. Even though I use my reusable bags while shopping more often than not, I still end up accumulating plastic bags here and there. Which, I use them as liners for my bathroom garbage can so I guess at least they’re being reused, and not just being tossed instantly.

Anyway, a few years back I wanted to find a way to store them and keep them all in one place. I remember looking for organizers in the store, and I found one that you put under your sink that held like 25 bags by squishing them in this small container. I remember staring at it going,”Only 25 bags for $X?” Needless to say, I didn’t buy it.

I actually don’t remember what sparked my idea for this, but I doubt it was original. Continue reading

Cinnamon Twists

My son Alex made these yummy Cinnamon Twists at school in his Family and Consumer Science Class and made them for us Sunday morning. For a beginner chef this is a very kid friendly and easy recipe for them make all by themselves. Ohh and they are amazingly delicious!!

Cinnamon Twists

Prep Time: 10 minutes   •   Cook Time: 8-10 minutes   •   Servings: 4-5

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