Friday, October 12, 2007

Coke and Pork

This is the easiest way to get tender pork out of your crockpot that I have found. I do have to caution you -- if you crockpot runs hot -- like mine does, you are going to have to make SERIOUS adjustments to the time that you cook some of these things. N tried the cheesy chicken recipe from 2 weeks ago and it got burnt and dry. My adjustments are usually as follows -- nothing in the crockpot for more than 5 hours, if the recipe says high for 4 hours, it is usually LOW for 4 hours in mine, extra fluid never hurts as it can always be cooked off and finally, use a food thermometer -- if the inside of the chicken reaches 165, your done! Anything more will just dry it. Good luck.

1 (10 oz.) can reduced-fat cream of mushroom soup
2 tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 (12 oz.) can Diet Cola
4 (3 oz.) pork chops, trimmed well (or substitute a pork roast)

Mix the soup, soy sauce, and Diet Pepsi together in the bottom of the Crockpot. Place the chops in the mixture and cook on high med. or High for 4-6 hrs. Meat will be very tender.

DS tidbit: Approximately half of all kids with DS also have problems with hearing and vision. Hearing loss can be related to fluid buildup in the inner ear or to structural problems of the ear itself. Vision problems commonly include amblyopia (lazy eye), near- or farsightedness, and an increased risk of cataracts. Regular evaluations by an audiologist and an ophthalmologist are necessary to detect and correct any problems before they affect a child's language and learning skills.

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