My dad is the grocery shopper in our family. He makes sure our fridge is well stocked and is always scouting for a good deal. He’s a real ‘value’ seeking kind of man, and if there’s a 2 for 1 special on frozen blueberries, you bet your bottom dollar he’ll bring 10 boxes home. Never mind we might not have space for it. We will make space.
My dad has always been a bulk buying champion, and I love him for it. Another one of his shopping specialties is buying ‘quick sale’ meat that is approaching it’s best before date. Still in date + cheaper price = tonight’s dinner. Often done on a whim he brings home the ‘mystery meat’ and leaves it to the girls to prepare. He hunted and gathered the food. Obviously his work is done.
This is where my mom and I give each other a quizzical look, scratch our heads, and say ‘What are we going to make with this?!?!?’ After a few minutes of googling and brainstorming we usually muster up a few good looking recipes. And sometimes we hit a goldmine.
Such was the case when we made this delicious Roast Pork with Caramelized Maple Onions by Wolfgang Puck. I’m not going to lie, mom did all the work, but I can vouch for the amazing taste.
Am I making you hungry yet? I’m not going to apologize for that. If you are looking for your next ‘special’ meal recipe, this is it! Stick this baby in the oven, roast some potatoes and vegetables, and serve with steamed greens. This recipe will not let you down.
- Who’s the grocery shopper in your family?
- What goods do you bulk buy?