Thursday, March 18, 2010

pork loin

In my quest to empty 2 deep freezers, 2 refrigerators and 1 pantry I have decided on pork loin for dinner tonight. My family is not big on pork but once in a while I can't help but buy the Costco super pack which can easily feed 10 people. I love the Costco butcher because you just can't beat the freshness due to the constant turnover. They offer prime cuts at the best prices and now I sound like a commercial again. It's true though. Problem is, you have to buy huge quantities and we eat meat in small quantities and pork in even smaller quantities. Not that I have anything against pork but meat in general I try to keep to a minimum. Pork loins are sold 5 or 6 at a time so I individually wrapped 2 loins and froze them. Tonight I pounded 2 loins to about a 1/2 inch thickness and marinaded each one separately, one for the boy and I and one for the girls. Ours had lemon juice, worchestershire, salt, dried garlic and dried oregano. The girls had lemon juice, honey, salt and mustard. I then then coated the girls pork in crushed saltines after it was finished marinating and baked it at 450 degrees until no longer pink. Our pork was roasted at 500 degrees after marinating. I served it with roasted baby potatoes, broccoli and applesauce. The girls both finished theirs so this is always a good thing......the boy even finished his so I would say that feeding my picky family tonight was a success with a tricky ingredient. Patting myself on the back :)

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