You know that joke about social media, where people post about what they are eating. Well I would do that a lot so instead I started this blog. Tonight for supper we had pork loin, carrots and home made french fries. It was easy and cheap. I really want to post about it on my 'status update' but i am sure no one would care so I will share it here.
No frills this week had on sale the pork loin that comes precut. I divided it into 3 sections and froze two which is 3 or four chops. This may not be enough for your family but it is for ours cuz our kids are small. A 3 lb bag of carrots was .97cents and a 10 lbs bag of potatoes was $1.97. The pork loin was about $5.00. Our supper was $7.94 divided by 3 = $2.65 for our family. These are the things that excite me. Supper was so good.
Pork Loin - 3 chops in a pan on broil for 10 mins each side. Instructions were on the bag.
Homemade fries - I cut 6 potatoes into wedges and tossed them in a bowl with 1/4 cup of veg oil ( you can use olive oil) and 1 tbsp of dried oregano leaves, salt and pepper. Also I put aluminum foil on my cookie sheet before I put the potatoes on. I started cooking these at 450 degrees oven for 15 mins before I cooked the meat with broiler on. Toss the fries around when you go to put the meat in. The fries will brown up nice finishing them under the broiler. Just watch them cuz your oven is probubly hotter than mine.
Glazed Carrots - I don't have amounts but this is how I do it. Peel and chop carrots. Put in a frying pan with high sides. Put in enough water to cover. Cook uncovered on high til water evaporates. add a big tbsp of butter and 'some' white sugar. Keep tossing. As the carrots continue to cook the butter should start to brown and the sugar with caramelize the carrots. Taste one when you think they are ready to eat.