Saturday, November 08, 2008
Empty Nest Pork Roast - Leftover Heaven!
Wednesday..., I really like large cuts of meat... 4-7lbs... I think this is where beef and pork do their best for the buck! I had a 5+ pound pork semi boneless roast that I thought should be cooked with a plan! At $1.29 a lb., I knew whatever I did would not be wasted money! Rolled in a spice coating, I roasted it for 5 hrs. at a low temp... Why, you ask? Well, I have found low temp cooking to be a great way to make a cheap piece of meat very tender, and tasty! It came out flavorful and tender, but Lord- what a pile of left over meat! Thursday, out of town.. but Friday we had Truck driver specials! This is one of my wife's' favorite meals- couple of pieces of toast, covered in a good gravy, with tender pork simmered in same! Today, the remainder of pork is now a chili- thick, hot, and ready for lunch! Less than 10 bucks of ingredients fed us for three days- all different, and delicious! I love to do this, as most of you know.. but with an economy roughing us all up- it makes good sense too!