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Have you ever looked at what is in foods these days? Have you ever wondered why life has gotten so crazy that we all rely on processed "quick" foods and fast foods? Well I have had my eyes opened recently when we started to realize our oldest child could be ADD. I decided to clean up our diets and turn out lives around. I am a woman, married to a wonderful man who supports everything I do. We have 3 wonderful children who keep us on our toes and every day when I pick them up from school the first things out of their mouths is "mommy what's for dinner" so here it is...

Monday, December 6, 2010

What's for dinner 12/06/10: Quick & Crunchy Pork Chops, Rice & Corn

Okay I am back from Disneyland...it was quite an experience but that's a different story.  It was really nice to have a home cooked meal again...

So tonight's Feingold friendly meal was good, and easy and my wonderful hubby had it cooked and almost on the table by the time I got home with the kids.  Tonight was Quick & Crunchy Pork Chops, white rice & corn on the cob to go with it.

4 cups seasoned croutons
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika (this is not approved so we didn't use it)
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp sugar
4 tbsp mayonnaise, divided
4 boneless pork chops
1 whole lemon (cut into wedges)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

1) Place croutons, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, and sugar in heavy-duty
zipper-lock freezer bag. Seal bag and pound with a meat mallet or rolling pin until croutons are
crushed but still have some crumbs the size of small pebbles. Add half of the mayonnaise to bag
and work mayonnaise evenly into crumb mixture by gently squeezing outside of bag. Transfer
crumb mixture to large plate.

2) Using a knife, spread mayonnaise on each chop. Transfer to plate with crumbs, sprinkle top
of pork chop with some of the mixture, and press down firmly on chop to adhere crumbs. Flip
chop and repeat, making sure that thick layer of crumbs coats both sides and edges. Transfer
breaded pork chop to a baking sheet, repeat with remaining chops.

3) Bake pork chops until juices run clear and instant-read thermometer inserted into center of
chop registers 145 to 150 degrees, 25-30 minutes. Remove chops from oven and let rest on rack
for 5 to 10 minutes. Serve chops with wedges of lemon for garnish.

VERDICT: This was easy and good...my daughter ate 1 whole pork chop and part of her brothers. 
I served this with basic rice & corn on the cob...YUMMY