More Ideas – To Cook Once and Eat All Week

There have been more than overflowing reponse for the blog on recipe ideas to simplify cooking for a busy family.

Cook double amount of rice with supper #1 – Sere first half as stemed rice – reserve the other half and make Pork Fried rice (recipe below)

Pork Fried Rice
2-3 c. cooked rice
1/2 c. diced boneless pork, cooked
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 sm. eggs
butter
1 tbsp. chopped scallions
1 tbsp. bean sprouts (optional)

1. Melt butter and saute onions and garlic.
2. Move onions and garlic to one side and scramble eggs on the other side. When eggs are done, mix together with onions and garlic.
3. Add boiled rice and pork. Mix well.
4. Add scallions and bean sprouts and serve. Serves 4-6.

Crock Pot Pork Roast
Easy cooks it’s self meal and left over is perfect to use in fried rice recipe in addition to a second meal.

3 to 4 lb. shoulder pork roast (boneless)
Salt and pepper
PLace roast into crock pot and turn medium setting. Cook 6 to 8 hours until pork is tender.
Serve with mashed red skinned potatoes –
I plan 1 1/2 pounds of new red skinned potatoes for this recipe and then reserve half for the potatoe salad later in the week.

Second meal: BBQ Pulled pork sandwiches with red skin potato salad (recipe below)

Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Pull remaining pork roast into pieces – toss well in favorite BBQ sauce and store in refrigerator for quick weekday supper. Heat in microwave and serve on soft potato rolls or hamburger buns

Red Skinned Potato Salad
Reserved cooked, warm red potatoes
2 eggs – hard boiled, peeled and diced
5 ounces bacon cooked and crumbled
1/3 onion, finely chopped
1/3 stalk celery, finely chopped
2/3 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together eggs, bacon, onion, celery and mayonnaise and flod in the warm reserved red skinned potatoes. Cover well with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight

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About dorifritzinger

I have been a freelance writer since the days of typewriters and snail-mail. My home life centers around a large multi-generational family and our small family farm. I am a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and mentor. In my free time I love to read, quilt, do embroidery, grow herbs & study herbology, history and languages.
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