About 6 weeks ago, I asked for your help with a big hunk of pork.
Well, it’s nearly gone, and I thought you might want to know what we did with it. It was a rewarding project, especially at 99 cents a pound.
June 16- Pork and rice, sorta oriental
17- Chopped pork, frijoles, lettuce on flour tortiillas
18- Food at the ballpark
19- Pork stir fry; savoy cabbage, peppers, onions, baby corn, garlic, rice, mushrooms, ginger
20- Pork, pasta primavera
21- Chopped pork w/BBQ sauce, pickles on big buns, potato chips
22- Fish, peas, rice
23- Chicken fajitas
24- Spanish rice, smoked sausage
25- Curried pork, rice, cabbage, peppers
26- Chicken & noodles
27- Pork, peach sauce (ginger, br. sugar, curry powder, chopped banana pepper), corn on cob
28- Tuna hot dish
29- Veggie pasta, marinara
30- Ball park food (cheese steak sandwiches)
July 1- Filet mignon, asparagus
2- Sm. sausage, mixed veg.
3- Pastrami sandwiches, raw carrots
4- Hamburgers (w/ onions, mushrooms, and worcestershire sauce mixed in), sweet corn on cob
5- More burgers, fries
6- Store-bought borsellini (stuffed pasta) in pork broth
7- Ballpark food
8- Filet mignon, salad
9- Me to bar food, her to a dinner meeting
10- Pork, broccoli
11- Chicken, pasta, red sauce
12- Tuna, rice, cream-o-something soup sauce
13- Huge Mexican dinner at El Maguey
14- Steak, fries
15- Fettucine, chicken, white sauce, spinach, parmeggano reggiano
16- Hot dogs at the ball park
17- Tilapia, lightly floured, sauteed, and served with a pan sauce (butter, lemon juice, toasted almonds, homegrown herbs), broccoli
18- Island grill chicken in-a-box over rice + pineapple, spices
19- Ribs in-a-vacpac, fries
20- Pizza from Papa Murphy (take ‘n’ bake)
21- Grilled Indiana pork loin, Indiana sweet corn, sliced Indiana tomatoes
22- Cajun turkey sandwiches, sweet potato chips
23- A big mess of green beans, potatoes, and quartered onion, pressure cooked
24- Pork chunks, rice, chopped onion, in pork broth
There’s still 12 ounces of pork, and 5 one-cup bags of pork broth in the freezer. We skimmed off about a cup of pork fat, which is dandy for sauteing and starting sauces. The ball park is Victory Field, where the Indianapolis Indians play.
The Picnic roast is most of the front leg of the hog. The bones are the entire humerus and most of the radius and ulna. This was new information to me. Maybe the “wrist” ends up in the “pigs’ feet.” I have no experience with pigs’ feet.
My wife and I trade weeks for menu planning, so we write all the meals on a calendar on the refrigerator. It helps to know what groceries to buy. Neither one of us is allowed to kibbitz on the other plan week. That’s why I can remember what we ate for 6 weeks.