… and then you cut it into user-friendly pieces…

It’s no secret that the smaller the package or the more someone has had to handle something, the more expensive it is going to be.  In the world of groceries and meat, it is most definitely true.  That’s one of the reasons I like to buy less-processed and larger quantities whenever possible.  It’s also why I bought a FoodSaver.

I picked up a pretty good sized pork loin the other day, and cut it into some really nice, thick, pork chops.  The kind that are perfect for stuffing.  They went into the freezer and the rest was pounded into little scallops.

Tonight, I dredged the scallops of pork in seasoned flour (s&p, garlic, onion) and sauteed in a bit of olive oil and butter.  I pulled them outy of the pan and added a handful of mushrooms, and browned them well.  I then added a splash of whilte wine – maybe half a cup (that’s all that was left in the bottle) – and reduced it down.  I then added about a cup of beef broth, reduced it by half, and then added about a half-cup of cream.  I thickened it with a bit of cornstarch, added the pork back to the pan, heated everything through, and ate.

It was pretty good.

Tomorrow we start baking Christmas cookies.