One thing that struck me as I started to cook more was the necessity of good quality tools in the kitchen. While there are certainly many fun “gadgets,” depending on the space you have, I would focus on quality over quantity. Find items that can serve many purposes rather than items that are only good for one use. Here are some products that I can’t live without:
During a recent trip to Costco, I came upon the deal of the century on whole pork loin. I Their pork loin is usually a great deal ($1.99/lb), but on this particular day, they had an additional $8 instant rebate! Therefore, this nearly 8 lb pork loin was just under $8. I usually just buy pork tenderloin at Trader Joes, but at this price, I figured I would give this cut a try. I did a little research and realized I could butcher the piece of meat pretty easily to make a few meals. I found inspiration for this here.
I decided to make two roasts and eight boneless pork chops out of the whole loin.
So far, I used the first roast to make the Carnitas from Against All Grain’s Celebrations Cookbook and they. were. delicious. I highly recommend the recipe, but most importantly, I recommend giving the Costco pork loin a try. If you have suggestions for the other roast or the pork chop, let me know 🙂