Part of saving money, is cutting out things you don’t need. Things like clothes shopping, going to the movies, buying frozen coffee drinks, cable television, and going out to dinner every night. For the past few months, the BF and I have had a pretty tight wallet, but surprisingly we’ve been doing pretty well on the saving money front. We don’t really know what number we’re aiming for, as far as what we’ll need when moving time comes, but we’ve got somewhat of an idea. I’ve actually been paying off bills! ::gasp:: ME? PAY? BILLS??
Yup. It’s happened.
But then there’s some nights where I’m grumpy, exhausted, or just generally bored with the ingredients we have in the house. Sometimes I’m all three! Yikes. But instead of giving in to “Hey, let’s just go out and grab something.” I force myself through it. This recipe happened on one of those grumpxhaustored nights. I was going to cook dinner for us, but I didn’t want to do anything elaborate, time consuming, or messy. This is a 1-pan dinner that will feed 3-4 people, and is fairly inexpensive. Boom. Done. On the side? Boil some rice, or make up some couscous, and give yourself a high five. Well done, grumpy.
You could also add in a splash of wine when you add the chicken stock… you don’t have to, but you could.
I’m not big on freezing pre-cooked meat. I dunno, it always tastes funny to me after it’s been defrosted. But this will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days, in a sealed container, or covered in plastic wrap. For leftovers the next day, this pork make for an awesome sandwich with some fresh bread and mustard. Maybe we’ll get into that later…