Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Swiss Cheese Fondue, Potato Casserole, Pork Chops a la Ursula, Caramel Dumplings

Dinner night! Thank you to my friends who came over and helped me eat. Jeff and I dominated in the kitchen for this one! Jeff always jokes about how he is my sous chef. He does all of the boring chopping a prepping, while I get to do the cooking. It worked out though, and we seamlessly cooked through the dishes even with some spare time to sit and have a drink before guests arrived.

Swiss Cheese fondue...yum!
Potato Casserole. Anything that requires Corn Flakes as an ingredient is going to be good. Recipe from my mom.
The pork chops were so incredibly tender and flavorful. This recipe is from Rose.
Caramel Dumplings: we all agreed that they weren't really a dumpling but they tasted great. The warm brown sugar taste went great with the cold ice cream.

The Swiss Cheese recipe can be found here.

Mr. Dell’s Original Potato Casserole recipe can be found here.

Pork Chops a la Ursula
• 4 Pork Chops
• Egg
• Italian breadcrumbs
• Butter
• Several Onion slices
• Low-salt bullion (2 cubed for 4 chops)
Dip pork chops in egg and Italian breadcrumbs. Brown in butter. Add water to cover chops, along with several onion slices and low-salt bullion (2 cubes for 4 chops). Simmer 45 minutes to an hour, adding additional water, if necessary.

Caramel Dumplings
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 cup hot water
• Butter
• 1 cup flour
• 2 tsp. baking powder
• Pinch salt
• Cut in 2 Tbsp. butter
• ¼ cup sugar
• ½ cup milk
Boil brown sugar, hot water and butter for 5 minutes.
Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon until mixed and then pour the brown sugar mixture into a 9x13 pan. Drop by the spoonfuls the batter into the brown sugar syrup and then put into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes. Makes 4 dumplings.
Let cool a little bit and put in a bowl with ice cream or milk - yummy!

1 comment:

  1. Can I get a definition of a dumpling, please?