Getting stuffed!

But in the nicest possible way of course.

I mentioned in my ‘Today is……… ‘ post earlier that we were having pork chops with stuffing (if I had any) and a certain person asked if she could come to dinner.
Well Lorraine, this post is for you.
I surpassed myself.

I cooked the chops as I always do, in water in a frying pan, nice and slowly so that they cook all the way through and remain moist.
I put our new potatoes, baton carrots and green beans in a saucepan and added a generous sprig of mint from the garden.
My stuffing mix was out of a box which said it made about 12. I got 10 out of it which made the sums easy for calculating the syn value. Each 25g of made up stuffing mix attracts 1Β½ syns, so as my box was 170g, I rounded it up to 175g for my figures. That equated to 7 x 25g, so 7 x 1.5 syns, which is 10.5 syns for the whole box. So one stuffing ball was calculated at having 1.05 syns. I rounded that down to 1 syn each.
I sprayed a little oil into another frying pan, and put my balls in it (get your minds out of the gutter!) turning them often so that they didn’t catch. The whole meal took 25 minutes to cook and about five minutes before I was ready to serve, I sliced one of our onions and added that and a stock cube to the liquid with the chops to make my gravy.
Wonderful. The one centre left is the biggest and that has your name on it Lorraine.
These are my stuffing balls, and this is my 2 syn dinner today
We have six stuffing balls left which we’ll have sliced in a baguette with some chicken later.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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25 Responses to Getting stuffed!

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Dinner looks lovely, if my tummy bead not doing summersaults πŸ’œ

  2. Looks yummy. I got a couple of those white porcelain-coated frying pans. No oil is ever needed (in fact, you can’t use oil with those pans), and nothing ever sticks. Sometimes I add a bit of water, stock (or wine) to keep the meat moist while cooking. The only drawback is that since you can’t use oil with those pans, you can’t crisp up stuff like fried potatoes – for that I go back to the regular stainless steel pan and then just deal with the cleanup later.

  3. That looks really delicious!! You are the most amazing cook, Ms. Di. I hope hubby appreciates your skill!

  4. Isabel Caves says:

    Now I’m hungry πŸ˜€

  5. blindzanygirl says:

    WOW Di. Those balls look delicious. I can’t see them properly, but can hear them lol and smell them. Thankyou for my lively dinber Di. Amazing Xxxx

  6. murisopsis says:

    That looks so tasty! I am craving cooked carrots now – I think that will go on the menu for next week!

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