February 24, 2010

A Very Brady Dinner

My love for the Brady Bunch will never die. There are certain episodes guaranteed to make me laugh no matter how many times I have seen them. The show has it’s own lexicon, with countless phrases which are ingrained in the hearts and minds of fans everywhere. Oh, my nose! and Mom always said you shouldn’t play ball in the house are two of my favesIts ok to admit that you know exactly what I’m talking about here. Another ‘Brady’ phrase that has stuck with me is Peter’s James Cagney impression, pork chopsh and appleshauce. This always (can I say ALWAYS?) comes to my mind when I’m at the grocery store looking at the discounted cuts of pork on display. And Peter is right, these are two dishes that really do go together quite well. Here’s my recipe (if you can call it that) for Peter’s infamous pork chops and applesauce, or maybe a little bit more grown up version.

  • 2 large bone-in pork chops
  • 1 bottle of italian salad dressing
  • 2 granny smith apples, sliced

I like recipes with few ingredients because my attention span can be very short. First, put the apple slices in the bottom of a dutch oven (or baking dish). Then lay the pork chops on top. Finally, pour the dressing over all of it and bake uncovered for 1.5 hours at 350 degrees. 

This turned out to be a tasty dish, in my opinion. Here is my plate with a bite or two taken out of the chop. This is the point at which I screamed, “Wait! I can take a picture of this for my blog!” So here it is. And the peas are just an added bonus. If you need instructions on how to prepare frozen peas, you should head over here and let Gwyneth tell you!

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