Cola Pork Chops

Good morning! Happy last day of November!


Last night for dinner, I made cola pork chops, and I thought I’d share the recipe.

Cola Pork Chops    Serves: 4


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 4 pork chops
  • flour to coat
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Coat pork chops in a light layer of flour and brown lightly in a skillet (If you’re pressed for time, you can skip this step. They will still turn out good!)
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the ketchup, cola, and brown sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Place pork chops in a baking pan and pour cola mixture over them, coating well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake 30-60 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pork chop.

I don’t drink coke or eat pork chops, but Danny vouched for me and said these pork chops were delicious.

This little lady like the mashed potatoes.

The secret to awesome mashed potatoes? Use milk warmed in the microwave and a bit of cream cheese. Yum!

The Weekend

We have a lot going on the weekend. Tomorrow morning, Danny has to work and Jaden has an allergy appointment. Then, later in the afternoon, my mom is coming over to watch the kids so Danny and I can see a movie and go out to dinner. I can’t even remember the last time we saw a movie or ate dinner alone together, so I am really looking forward to it! Thanks, Mom!

Sunday, we’re going with my family to cut down a Christmas tree. We don’t mess around when it comes to Christmas trees. We go to the same Christmas tree farm every year. It’s about an hour away, and we get a saw and head out to the fields on a horse-drawn carriage to cut down the perfect Christmas tree. The we drag the tree back and have hot cocoa while it gets wrapped up. Then, we spend way too long trying to get it tied to the roof of the car.

Here’s Danny and my dad cutting down our tree last year.

We didn’t have any snow for cutting down trees last year, and this year is supposed to be decent weather too. Hopefully, it won’t rain.

Flashback Friday

Danny found this picture in his phone last night – it’ probably three or four years old.

It makes me miss my long hair so much!! I cut my hair right before my brother got married about two and a half years ago, and it still hasn’t grown back! My hair grows sooo slow. It’s sad.


I have a lot of errands to do after the gym today, so here is my projected workout for this morning:

  • Treadmill – approx. 15 minutes
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes
  • Zumba – 60 minutes

Have a great weekend!

Questions of the day:

  • Does your hair grow fast or slow? Ever regret a haircut?
  • Any plans for this weekend?
  • Do you have date nights with your significant other?


Filed under Christmas, Dinner, Family Fun, Fitness, Recipes

5 Responses to Cola Pork Chops

  1. I too have been growing my hair for a while, its the longest its ever been right now and I still want to add about four more inches. I SWEAR by Biotin….have you heard of it? It is an all natural supplement and you can get it anywhere. Ive been taking it for about two years every day along with my daily multi. I love Kroger brand because of the small size. Its for hair and nail growth. The gal who does my hair told me im going to have to stop taking it my hair is so thick now. It takes about four months to notice its effects. Question, what do you eat when your fam is eating the pork chops? Im not a fan of them either.

  2. My hair grows FAST! I prefer it in the middle. Not too long but not too short ;)

  3. Fit Minded Mom

    My hair grows super fast!! I have to trim it every 8 weeks or so or it starts to look yucky.

    I think your hair looks great on you now an I consider it longish!! It certainly isn’t short.

  4. Those pork chops look/sound delish. I’m gonna test them out. My hair grows at a decent rate. I just chopped it all off and don’t regret it. :-) My long hair was really a pain to do anything with.

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