I went shopping on Saturday and I went a bit overboard. I’m not always able to buy much more than chicken and ground beef, but this time I picked up some really nice finds in the meat and seafood departments, thanks to the weekly sales and manager’s specials at Kroger.
So, here’s a list of meat that I purchased:
2 Sirloin Tips, approx. 4 lbs. each – on sale (To be used for steaks, pot roast, beef tips, stew)
1 Small sirloin tip (manager’s special)
2-1/2 lb. chuck roast (another manager’s special)
14 thin boneless pork loin chops (family size package for 2 nights)
14 whole chicken wings (I split them for Buffalo wings)
2 lbs ground beef (plus I already had 2-3 lbs. in the freezer)
2 racks of pork back ribs – on sale
1-1/2 lbs fresh cod fish filets – on sale
10 sweet Italian sausage links (2 nights) – Kroger brand
Beef hot dogs – Ball Park on sale
I didn’t buy chicken because I have a freezer full.
Following is a draft of meals that I will make in the next two weeks, plus the links to the recipes that I used/will use:
- My Mother’s Pork Loin Chops Simmered in Beef Gravy – http://susans-musings.com/my-mothers-pork-loin-chops-simmered-in-beef-gravy
- My Oven Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings with fries – http://susans-musings.com/oven-baked-buffalo-chicken-wing
- Easy Shepherd’s pie – http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/easy_shepherds_pie/
- Spaghetti with meat sauce
- BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, My Mother’s Baked Macaroni & Cheese – http://susans-musings.com/my-mothers-baked-macaroni-and-cheese
- Oven baked cod with homemade crab cakes and broccoli.
- Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sirloin Tip Steaks – http://www.grouprecipes.com/64211/melt-in-your-mouth-sirloin-tip-steak.html
- Crock Pot Italian Sausage and Peppers – http://www.momswhothink.com/crock-pot-recipes/crock-pot-italian-sausage-and-peppers.html
- Hot dogs, mac & cheese
- Penne with Chicken & Peas in a Cream Sauce – http://reluctantgourmet.com/recipes/pasta/item/523-penne-with-chicken-peas-in-a-cream-sauce
- Oven Cooked Ribs with Dry Rub – http://www.instructables.com/id/Oven-Cooked-Ribs-with-Dry-Rub/
- Cheeseburgers & Fries
- Sirloin Tip Roast Beef
- Beef Stew
- This one of my family’s favorites. I make these every other week for my son. When I say we’re having pork chops, he asks if they’re his pork chops or dad’s, who prefers my From Stove to Oven Baked Pork Chops. I like them both.
This is a simple meal, and maybe a bit too bland. The ground beef needs some spicing up, but I’m not sure what else to add. Any comments?
- This is also a family favorite and one of the easiest meals that I make, using store brand thin spaghetti and Prego Traditional spaghetti sauce, served with garlic bread.
I used 2 6-oz cans of lump crabmeat and there was enough for 4 small crab cakes or 3 burger size. These were absolutely delicious because there was very little filler. Since we were having the baked cod, I thought four small crab cakes would be too many for my husband and I, but we devoured them. Next time, I will try to use 2 lbs of crab meat so that I can freeze half. They were a bit too moist, but if you don’t handle them too much they will stay together.
- Sirloin tip steaks, marinated and topped with potatoes and carrots or broccoli, and seasonings, individually wrapped and roasted in foil.
I marinated this for 3 days, and used my new Jaccard meat tenderizer the day before I cooked it. This was very good. It was like 4 separate little pot roasts. I’m not sure if the marinating was necessary, though. Next time we’ll Jaccard and grill.
- Sweet Italian sausage* slow cooked with bell peppers, onions, stewed tomatoes served over hot spiral pasta (rotini) or on hoagie rolls.
Oh, my God! I could eat this by the bowlful without pasta. It makes a great soup/stew. I had a little bit to tide me over ’til dinner. It’s absolutely delicous!
However, I don’t think it is good idea to slow cook bell peppers for so long. The skins peeled off and were hard to find. I would only slow cook this meal if time were an issue. It is a nice idea to come home from work to a meal that has been simmering all day, but if I were to cook them this way again, I would roast and peel the peppers first (you can do this ahead of time). Otherwise, I would cook them on the stove top. Any comments? Please let me know if you try this recipe.
- Bite-sized pieces of chicken with peas, sauteed onions and bell peppers, simmered in a cream sauce with a little wine, and served over penne pasta.
- Baby back ribs with dry rub and BBQ sauce, wrapped in foil and baked slowly for 3-4 hours…Mmmm! I have made these before and they are awesome! I will serve with corn on the cob and roasted potatoes.
- Skillet cheeseburgers with lettuce, tomatoes and onions, and Oreida’s Fast Fries (closest to McDonald’s fries).
- I plan to marinate for 24 hours and roast the whole sirloin tip for two hours in 300 degree oven. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans.
- Using leftover sirloin tip along with chuck roast cut into cubes, slow cooked simmering in beef broth and onion soup mix, with carrots, celery, onions and potatoes.
- Papa Murphy’s bring home and bake pizza
- DiGiorgno’s rising crust pepperoni pizza
- Panda House (I picked up a quart of their pork fried rice to use at home as a side dish – it’s so good!
Here is a great site explaining the different cuts of meat – http://eatsandmeats.com/2012/03/11/cuts-of-beef-the-sirloin-tip/
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