Corny Pork Chops, Bratwurst Hash, and Sausage and Black Bean Pasta

Good morning guys, and welcome back in…too Miz Judi’s Kitchen. We hope all are well, and you guys are having a great week.

Before we get started this morning firin off the cook stove, we have to share something with you that Diane from Virginia, sent to us.

Two Tennessee country boys are out hunting, and as they are walking along they come upon a huge hole in the ground.

They approach it and are amazed by the size of it.

The first hunter says, “Wow, that’s some hole; I can’t even see the bottom. I wonder how deep it is.”

The second hunter says,” I don’t know, let’s throw something down and listen and see how long it takes to hit bottom.”

The first hunter says, “There’s this old automobile transmission here, give me a hand and we’ll throw it in and see”.

So they pick it up and carry it over, and count one, and two and three, and throw it in the hole.

They are standing there listening and looking over the edge and they hear a rustling in the brush behind them.

As they turn around they see a goat come crashing through the brush, run up to the hole and with no hesitation, he just jumped in head first.

While they are standing there looking at each other, looking in the hole and trying to figure out what that was all about, an old farmer walks up.

“Say there,” says the farmer, “you fellers didn’t happen to see my goat around here anywhere, did you?”

The first hunter says, ” Funny you should ask, but we were just standing here a minute ago and a goat came running out of the bushes doin’ about a hunert miles an hour and jumped headfirst into this hole here!”

The old farmer said, “That’s impossible. I had him chained to a transmission!”

Diane sends us a little humor from time to time and we love hearin from her. She’s put a smile on our faces many times. Keep em comin Diane…we love it!

Let’s look at a couple others from Diane while we’re at it…


Father O’Malley answers the phone. ‘Hello, is this Father O’Malley?’

‘It is!’
Internal Revenue Service . Can you help us?’

‘I can!’

‘Do you know a Ted Houlihan?’

‘I do!’

‘Is he a member of your congregation?’

‘He is!’

‘Did he donate $10,000 to the church?’

‘He will.’


An elderly man walks into a confessional. The following conversation ensues:

Man: ‘I am 92 years old, have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Yesterday, I picked up two college girls, hitch-hiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them three times.’

Priest: ‘Are you sorry for your sins?’

Man: ‘What sins?’

Priest: ‘What kind of a Catholic are you?’

Man: ‘I’m Jewish.’

Priest: ‘Why are you telling me all this?’

Man: ‘I’m 92 years old ….. I’m telling everybody!’

On that note, we better head into the dern kitchen! The recipes today come from “Taste of Home Casseroles and One Dish Meals.” I believe you can pick it up in most any supermarket. It’s chock full of good, quick meals…

Corny Pork Chops

  • 4 bone-in loin pork chops (3/4 to 1 inch thick and around 7 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (15-1/4 oz.) whole kernel corn
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion

Season pork chops with ½ the salt, and ½ your pepper. In a large skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until chops are lightly browned. Drain.

Combine the corn, celery, breadcrumbs, ketchup, onion, and remaining salt and pepper; place in a greased 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Top with chops.

Cover and bake on 325 for 40-45 minutes or until meat is tender.

Ralph Petterson, Salt Lake City, Utah

Bratwurst Hash

  • 4 uncooked Bratwurst links
  • 1 (20 oz. pkg.) refrigerated diced potatoes with onion
  • 1 cup fresh, or frozen corn
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • ¾ cup roasted sweet red peppers
  • ¾ cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt

In a large skillet, cook Bratwurst over medium heat until a thermometer reaches 160 degrees, then drain. Remove from pan, cut meat into ¼ inch slices. Return to pan; stir in potatoes, corn, and green pepper. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the red peppers, ½ cup of cheese, and seasoned salt; heat through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Taste Of Home Test Kitchen

Sausage and Black Bean Pasta

  • 1 package (4.4 oz.) jalapeno jack pasta mix (or Lipton Pasta Mix)
  • ½ pound smoked sausage, chopped
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

Prepare the pasta mix according to package directions. Stir in sausage and black beans; heat through.

Taste Of Home Test Kitchen

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