Apple stuffed pork loin was on the Dutch oven menu the other night, so I picked up a pork loin roast at $2.99 a pound, on sale and asked the butcher to cut me several one inch steaks out of it. With my perfectly cut and wrapped pork loin steaks in hand I proceded to exit the meat department. Out of the corner of my eye I saw these huge whole pork loins with a price of $1.77 a pound! Wholey #%^&@! Promtly turning around I asked the butcher if they cut and wrap those bad boys and a yes was the response.
And here lies the story I wish to share – Buy in bulk! I went back the next day and bought two whole pork loins for a total of about $32.00, roughly 18 pounds. Out of those two whole pork loins came 4 roasts and 18 steaks. Now if I would have purchased the same weight at the other price it would have totaled $53.00 plus change just for the roasts. Never checked out the steak prices … That’s $20.00 savings!
Into the beer fund that will go!
Those roasts were all 2 pounders and the steaks were cut to one inch thickness, perfect for stuffing. When I arrived home, it was just a matter of a few minutes to repackage them into serving proportions that fit my family, vacuum seal them with my “Food Saver” vacuum sealer and toss them into the brawny depths of the deep freezer.
I have always bought just enough for what I was cooking – bad philosophy on my part. I will be on the hunt for bulk sales from now on, building up that beer fund as any self respecting Outdoor Cook should do ….
Oh, those apple stuffed pork chops were amazing!