With all this blogging, cooking and entertaining, I’ve been trying my best to be more frugal by using only seasonal ingredients and buying cuts of meat on sale. It keeps me on my toes – as many times I’ve changed the menu at the store because one thing is less expensive than another.
A couple of weeks ago I had my usual crew over for a casual Saturday night dinner. I was looking through things I hand on hand (arborio rice in the cupboard, grape tomatoes and basil in the garden) and what was on sale and easy to prepare at the store. With discounted center cut pork chops on sale , I put together a quick marinade of molasses and mustard and threw them on the grill. With a purchased small piece of goat cheese, I make a simple Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Risotto. A good exercise and a great dinner.
I used Bon Appetit’s recipe for Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Molasses and Mustard but used the on sale chops instead.
- 1/4 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, divided
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons coarse-grained mustard
- 1 3/4-pound pork tenderloin (chops)
Whisk together the marinade and add chops. Marinate for about 4 hours. Grill!
Just had dinner at your Mom’s house and definitely see where you got your skills! What a wonderful dinner with great friends—and your summer pudding dessert. AMAZING!