Honestly, pork is one of the few meals that ALL four of my kids will eat (on purpose!) it's budget-friendly and pretty easy to cook, too.
In fact, barbecued pork pulled sandwiches is my family's favorite go to meal and I've got a great recipe for cooking a pork loin dinner, in about 30 minutes, in the microwave.
[pulls up sleeves, blows bangs out of eyes]
I've accepted, thinking, no problem, then was assigned Rack of Pork and was, all, like, what?!?Did you know that pork rib roast is also referred to as rack of pork (it also may be labeled center-cut pork loin or crown roast) and okay, so, they're like, unchopped pork chops, right?!?
[sound of crickets, chirping]
Yeah, THIS should be fun. Later this week, I'll be sharing my recipe for rack of pork, you know, when, hopefully, I'll have come up with one (DOH!) and a $25.00 gift card to Costco, as well.
In the meantime, here are some really great pork recipes, tips and the 15 other #CostcoPork bloggers I'm competing against, this week:
- Costco’s “In The Warehouse” provides flavorful recipes and tips for preparing each week’s featured cut of pork: http://shop.costco.com/In-The-Warehouse/Index
- Get $2.50 OFF rack of pork this week at Costco (valid 10/24/11 to 10/30/11) WHOOT!!!
- Visit http://www.porkbeinspired.com/CutsAndCooking.aspx for information on different cuts of pork, including my assigned recipe challenge: rack of pork.
- Temperature Update: In May, the USDA reduced the temperature guideline for pork loins, chops and roasts from 160 to 145 degrees F, with a three-minute rest. This will yield a juicy, flavorful product that may be pinker in color than most home cooks are used to. Ground pork, like all ground meat, should be cooked to 160 degrees.
These are the 15 other #CostcoPork bloggers participating this week, among the 47 who have/will be creating pork recipes and posting them to the Pork Be Inspired Facebook page, throughout the month of October:
Kristy, The Wicked Noodle http://www.thewickednoodle.com
Jessica, The B Keeps Us Honest http://thebkeepsushonest.blogspot.com
Julie, Mommie Cooks http://www.mommiecooks.com
Melanie, The Coupon Goddess http://www.thecoupongoddess.com
Stacy, Stacy Uncorked http://stacysrandomthoughts.com
Beth, Real Moms Love to Eat http://www.realmomslovetoeat.com
Tricia, Once A Month Mom http://onceamonthmom.com
Kate, Stolen Moments Cooking http://stolenmomentscooking.com
Jennifer, The Dirty t Shirt http://thedirtytshirt.com
Lisa, Milehimama http://www.milehimama.com
Christy, Thrifty and Thriving http://www.thriftyandthriving.com
Cheryl, TidyMom http://www.tidymom.net
Julie, MamaMash http://mamamash.com
Jim, The Busy Dad Blog http://www.busydadblog.com
Zipporah, Champagne Living http://www.champagneliving.net
Aaaaand, well, wish me luck (reads through list, above) looks like I'm gonna need it!
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Disclosure: I have partnered with Costco, National Pork Board, and TheMotherhood and received a stipend for my time, as well as Costco Cash to purchase supplies for my recipe. As always, the opionions stated here are my own.