Just so you know, that is a picture of my hubby when he was little.  Isn’t he cute?  Now you know why my kids are so adorable!

My crock pot is getting quite the work out this week.  It’s the start of soccer and baseball.  Gotta fuel up those kiddos.  Check out more menu plans at Laura’s blog.  They are looking tasty!!

Printer friendly grocery list for this week’s dinners

Monday:  Slow Cooker Pork Chops (see below), basic quinoa and Apple Slaw

Tues:  Clean out the fridge “Egg-sadillas” with salad

Wednesday:  Polenta in the slow cooker with Scallops (I’ll probably sear them in oil with garlic) and Roasted Asparagus

Thursday:  Slow Cooker Cassoulet with salad

Friday:  **edited**(Okay, so I though LAST week was the potluck, then had to edit my blog to reflect that THIS week was our small group pot luck.  Oops!  Now I gotta do it again!)  Pot luck night.  Stuff to grill and a dish to share.

Saturday:  Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches (moved from Friday)

The Recipe: Joan's Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Easy slow cooked pork chops with sweet onions and seasonings.


  • 8 boneless thick cut pork chops
  • 6 large sweet onions, peeled and sliced thickly
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup gluten free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or sherry or more chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped chives or fresh chopped parsley


  • Trim excess fat from chops. Using a large skillet, saute the onion slices over medium heat, trying to keep from separating into rings. Remove onion slices to a large plate; set aside.
  • Turn heat to medium high and brown each chop for about 2 minutes on each side.
  • When you have turned each chop, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper. Remove pork chops to a large platter.
  • Turn off the heat; add broth and wine to skillet and scrape up the pan juices and any browned bits that remain.
  • Layer onions and chops in slow cooker, beginning and ending with onion slices; add the broth mixture.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Sprinkle with chives or chopped parsley before serving.

Menu Plan Monday

Monday, April 30, 2007

8 Comments $manage-tooltip$

Monday, April 30, 2007 – 08:34 AM
disgruntled husband 🙂
I did NOT approve this picture being posted! 😉

Monday, April 30, 2007 – 09:21 AM
Now that’s funny! The pork chop recipe sounds delish!blessings~

Monday, April 30, 2007 – 09:25 AM
Love your hubbie’s comment, heehee.
My crockpot doesn’t get used anywhere near often enough.  I think it’s because I hate the cleanup!

Monday, April 30, 2007 – 10:20 AM
LOL your husband’s comment is funny, it’s something my own hubby would do LOL Great menu, thanks for sharing 🙂

Monday, April 30, 2007 – 06:17 PM
It’s definitely a busy time in your house.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 – 12:25 AM
How cool is that that your hubbie reads your blog 🙂 I haven’t had a chance to try the pancakes yet but will definitely keep you posted!Have a great week 🙂

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 – 03:16 AM
I added the Lentil spinach recipe just for you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 – 10:26 AM
For easy crock pot clean up, try the crock pot liners. They are a dream!!! Ang, now is the time to recall that Friday is potluck!