Sunday, November 20, 2011


Often No Frills has porkloin on sale.  It is a big piece of meat for about 10 dollars.  Tonight I BBQed pork kabobs for supper.  It was so nice to have something a little out of the ordinary.  It tasted like summer when the weather is getting colder and colder.

I cut this meat into thirds when I bring it home from the store.  I cut the first chunk in a roast which I often will have for supper that night.  The second chunk is for pork chops.  I put them in a ziplock bag and freeze.  The last chunk I cut into one inch cubes and put in a large ziplock bag with 2 tbsp of oil and 3 tbsp of soya sauce and I like to add a spicy marinade.  I will use instead of marinade brown sugar and a couple drops of hot sauce in a pinch. Freeze
Last night I pulled out my pork kabob meat and tonight I was ready to make them for supper. I started my rice first then I soaked my wooden skewers ( from the dollar store) for about 20 mins in water while I prepped my veggies.  I peeled and cut and onion in half then quartered it. The fresh mushrooms I cut in half and the pepper I cut into 1  1\2 inch chunks.  You can use pineapple or anything really....  I layered pork then veg, pork then veg on my skewer til the end.  I BBQ for 10 to 15 mins.  They really cook fast and you have to watch them.
SO GOOD.  Even a little fancy.  I find this a great meal for company and best of all it is a cheap meal for a  family of four.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Last night after a supper of frozen pizza, I was feeling guilty about my kiddos maybe not getting enough fresh veggies that day.  So I remembered I had bought frozen fruit to make smoothies (an attempt to keep myself out of the chocolate caramel cup ice cream my husband had bought).  It was so easy and a huge hit with the kids.  You can put almost any fruit in it but you need a banana to thicken it a bit, and yogurt to make it creamy.

1/4 cup of frozen raspberries
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 cup of apple juice
handful of fresh or frozen blueberries
1 banana
1 cup of yogurt
puree til smooth (ie)

Healthy and surprisingly filling too!