Did you ever wonder how to save yourself time and money while cooking? I did, plenty of times. So one of the answers that I came up with, is to cook once and eat twice. And with this garlic roasted pork, you’ll have a super easy to prepare, yet ultra comforting dinner one night, and enough leftovers to fill at least two delicious lunches!
Second way of saving time and money would definitively be bringing your own lunch to work. And Yes, I’m a SAHM, but my hubby does work, and he also hates preparing his own lunches. He doesn’t mind eating the leftovers that much, it’s all the preparation in the morning that discourages him ( and me).
You know, that morning rush, when there is 3 more minutes left and the lunch is still not packed, because you can’t find a lid that won’t leak? Yes, that’s what was discouraging. But I did found a solution to that problem as well :).
You see, I believe that lunch boxes are not only for kids. They are so practical, they keep the lettuce crispy and they most certainly don’t leak! And this Rubbermaid LunchBlox comes with blue ice on top of it! So you can be sure that this meat sandwich will stay fresh! And you can personalize it the way you want to:
So, this is the easiest meat recipe I know, that when served with mashed potatoes becomes the ultimate comfort food:
Garlic roasted pork :
3 pound of boneless pork shoulder
8 cloves of garlic
1/4 teaspoon Freshly grounded pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix pressed garlic, salt and pepper in to a well blended paste, then spread it all over your meat. Roast slowly on 265F for 4 hours. When it’s ready, take it out of the oven, and let it cool down for around 20 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes and a simple green salad.
Deli style garlic roasted pork sandwich :
Sliced garlic rosted pork
1/4 cup of mayo
1 teaspoon of ancient style French mustard
Put a generous amount of dressing on your bread slices, add meat and lettuce. Don’t forget that you need to serve it with a dill pickle! It’s deli style :).
And since there is a container for a side, a fruit and a snack, you can add what you wish, although I suggest to keep it healthy : grape tomatoes, apple and nuts are a great and nutritious choice! But, if you really feel like cookies, go ahead, the little green box will help you keep your portion moderate :).
Here, you might find me a bit over the top, but I like to add a little note from time to time. You know, it takes only 3 minutes to brighten someone’s day :).
Do you take lunches to work? Or do you prepare them for your spouse and / or kids? What are your tricks to save time and money? I’d love to know !
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