Top 100 Characters

Five years ago, Entertainment Weekly came up with the 100 Greatest Pop Culture Characters of the last 20 years. As much of my adult life was within that 20 year span, it really hit home with me. Here is the top 10:

10 – SpongeBob SquarePants – I might have been just a bit old for him, but appreciated his sense of humor.

9 – Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City) – Yeah…not a show I watched.

8 – Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs) – Truly one of the scariest characters ever created.

7 – Edward Scissorhands – I must be one of the few that just didn’t like this movie. I am pretty sure the character wouldn’t be in my top 100.

6 – Rachel Green (Friends) – While the character wasn’t a stand-out from the others, I loved the show and am willing to have the Jennifer Aniston played character be a proxy for the whole cast.

5 – The Joker (The Dark Night) – Heath Ledger’s performance could not have been more perfect.

4 – Tony Soprano (The Sopranos) – One of my top 10 television shows.

3 – Buffy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – Haven’t seen it but on my list to binge watch someday.

2 – Harry Potter (Harry Potter series) – The biggest character to hit kid lit for a very long time.

1 – Homer Simpson (The Simpsons) – As I channel my inner Homer every day, I have to agree with his placement.

Take a look at the whole list here.

Pork Chops & Potatoes in Mushroom Sauce

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While not deep-fried, I’m sure Homer would approve of this meal.

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Only a few ingredients.

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Into the slow cooker.

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Add the chops,

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And eat!

Pork Chops & Potatoes in Mushroom Sauce

Prep Time: 25 min | Cook Time: 240 min | Servings: 6 servings.


1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup country style Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 medium red potatoes, sliced
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
6 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)


1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first seven ingredients. Stir in potatoes and onion. Top with pork chops. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Info: 1 pork chop with 3/4 cup potatoes equals 421 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 794 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 32 g protein.


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Categories: Main Dish 3, Pork2, Recipes, Slow Cooker

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Top 100 Characters”

  1. January 15, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    WOW – This looks delicious and I must try this recipe… of course when the oinker is away in camp or something – Bacon’s MOM


  2. January 15, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Another great recipe. Enjoyed the list also.


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