Apr 182013

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:

  1. My Mother’s Pork Loin Chops Simmered in Beef Gravy – http://susans-musings.com/my-mothers-pork-loin-chops-simmered-in-beef-gravy
    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.

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Oct 022012

FREE Farmhouse Kitchen Recipes: Cracking Crock-Pot Meals: (Stews, casseroles and other Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes)

FREE Farmhouse Kitchen Recipes: Cracking Crock-Pot Meals: (Stews, casseroles and other Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes)
By F. A. Paris
[Kindle Edition]
Publication Date: September 28, 2012
Length: 73 pages

With Autumn upon us, and Winter creeping up, the weather is perfect for some heart-warming scents that permeate the home while the most sensational meals slow cook all day long. Continue reading »

Aug 222011

Sunday – Last night, I cooked a New England Boiled Dinner, which consisted of corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes. It’s been a long time since I made it, and it was so good. Of course, I never think to take pictures before we dig in, but I did manage to salvage a few leftovers for a snapshot.

A recipe is really not required for this easy meal. It’s a one-pot meal, but you may need to use more than one pot. In a Dutch oven, just cover the brisket with water, add baby carrots (and onions if you wish), and let simmer for about 50 minutes per pound. I like my carrots and onions soft, so I start them early. After 2-1/2 hours, I started the cabbage in a separate pot, and with about 20 minutes to go I added potatoes, quartered. My 4-lb brisket was fork tender in 3-1/2 hours. I threw some biscuits in the oven while I was slicing the corned beef and setting the table. The brisket is a bit fatty, so you need to trim the fat before serving.

This can all be thrown into a crock pot/slow cooker. I like to keep brisket from getting dry, so I place that in first, then add water and spice packet. Make sure brisket is covered in liquid. Then place carrots, potatoes and cabbage on top if it fits. Cook on low for 8-9 hours.

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