Pork Loin

My impulse buy of the day, today, was a whole pork loin for $1.49 a pound. We’re not pork-and-sauerkraut-for-New-Years folks, but I’ll definitely take advantage of a good price. A bit over 10 pounds for $15.51 was not bad.

I cut 12 11 ounce chops and the rest went to stew meat. Fifteen meals, fifteen dollars. Not bad. I cut 11 ounce chops figuring that is more than enough for the two of us. I can cut them to make them thin chops, stuff ’em, grill ’em, whatever. After cutting, I vacuum-packed them with the FoodSaver and into the freezer. We’ve had that FoodSaver for years. I love it. I also did a family pack of ground beef and a family pack of chicken breasts. We’re set for a while.

Tonight, I took one chop and used it to clean out the refrigerator. I sliced it into strips and cooked it off with a small chopped onion and garlic. Into the pan went some cooked beets from the other night, chopped tomatoes from pizza-making on Sunday, and a peeled and cut sweet potato. I added the necessary salt, pepper, some herbs d’Provence, and a splash of broth to beep it all moist, and then covered it and placed it into a 350°F oven for 45 minutes.

Simple, filling, and nothing wasted.

The holidays are officially over around here, so it’s back to trying to be a bit more reasonable. I still have the thought of buying smaller-sized clothes, this year!