Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Pork Chop, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole


If your like me and done with the turkey leftovers already and in the mood for something full of flavor but that's warm and filling, Boy do I have the casserole for you. It's so hearty and delicious. Believe it or not it comes out fluffy, not creamy.


Pork Chop, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole

  • 5 Pork Chops (Bone in or Out)
  • 1 Cup Uncooked White Rice
  • 12 Ounces Frozen Broccoli
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 6 Slices Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Mayo
  • 6 Ounces Chicken Broth
  • 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 Sleeve Ritz Crackers
  • A Few Dashes Salt, Pepper, and Tony Cachere's Greek Seasoning
  • A Few Splashes Worcestershire Sauce
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring 2 cups water to boil, when boiling add 1 cup of white rice. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. In a separate pan sear 5 pork chops and season with Tony Cachere's Seasoning and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. In a bowl combine the soup, mayo, and broth mixture.
  5. When Rice and Chops are done, spread rice in the bottom of a 13x9 Pyrex dish sprayed with Pam. Spread Broccoli on top of rice. Lay pork chops on top of broccoli and then pour soup mixture on top, making sure to coat every chop and rice.
  6. Lay cheese slices over each pork chop.
  7. Crush and sprinkle crackers over entire top of dish.
  8. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
  9. Enjoy.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Goodbye Thanksgiving, Hello Ice Storm 2015


Thanksgiving had barely ended and we woke up to this mess Saturday morning. Ice...Ugh. Everywhere. 2 years ago when we first made it to the farm we were hit by a bad storm and it uprooted a few trees. We are still untangling the mess. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving From My Home to Yours

The Pecan Bars are cooling.


                                          Our Giblet Gravy is boiling.


                 The Sourdough Bread and Pumpkin Pies are baking.

               Thanksgiving is not the same without my mom, grandma,                grandpa, and brother but I know they'd say, "celebrate                      without me.

               For those of you who are missing loved ones this                              Thanksgiving may God comfort you all. 

               If you ever find yourself in Southern Oklahoma there's                      always an extra place at our table.

               Many blessings from my home to yours.

               Happy Thanksgiving,

              �� Valerie

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Most Delicious and Easy To Make Turkey Brine Ever

Happy Turkey week.... I hope at least some of you are getting a few days off to prepare a Thanksgiving feast with your family and friends. 


It's time to start prepping that turkey for a yummy holiday feast.  Several years ago we never even thought about using a turkey brine and then a friend of my mom's went to Williams Sonoma and bought their's and all of our worlds were forever changed. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Schneiders Home Tour on the Gulf Coast


Meet Angi and her family of 8 who live along the Gulf Coast on 1.5 acres right outside of the city.


They bought their home a little over 4 years ago and having moved a lot they knew they wanted this to be their forever home. This home was chosen because they wanted land enough for a large garden, chicken, bees, fruit trees, and one that they could care for as they age.