BBQ'd pork loin
Jun. 26, 2011 9:53 pm
Updated: Jun. 27, 2011 8:34 pm
I've never slapped a chunk of loin on the barbie before, but today I bolstered my courage... The end product was moist and wonderfully seasoned!
I began, lighting the left side of my gas grill on HI heat, closing the lid. Placing the defrosted chunk of loin (about 2lbs) on foil, I salted lightly, and topped the roast with "Mesquite Seasoning," wrapped that puppy tight in the foil, and placed on the
right (un-lit) side of the grill. Beside it, I placed a russet potato, which I swear must have weighed in at about 1lb itself! Let it all go for a bit, checked it, and reducing the heat to about medium. When I brought the meat in to "rest," I opened the
foil... careful to save the juices (which come to think of it are in the toaster oven after 3 hrs... guess that's waste, not save!) I didn't sear the meat at all, simply let it bake in the foil packet. Very tasty, to say the least, serving it with the baked
spud (butter and sour cream/garlic chive mix,) and spaghetti squash which I drizzled with Italian dressing (bottled, of course.)
In addition to preparing this meal today, I cleaned the last of the strawberries (tossing the few that had molded!) sprinkled with sugar, and left in the frige. I also used up l/o pasta from last night (Sat.) to make Tuna Casserole, adding the "sauce mix"
I mentioned recently. That was after grinding up some l/o corned beef I had thawed, and converted into "hash," some of which I enjoyed with a fried egg on the side... despite omitting the cream from the hash.... it was simply a "forgot," not planned!
So, once again, I used up some "cook extra for another day" pasta, the corned beef from the freezer, and a totally different dinner meal... all using only a couple burners early-ish, the micro, and the grill! Seems strange to crazycook, using a very "loose"
meal plan as a guide, and cooking little to none for much of the week! Of course, there are times that SLAVING OVER A HOT MICROWAVE can be an effort... but still beats standing over a pan on the burner!
With what's left of the strawberries, I do belive I'll slice some banana, however, crazycook is craving choc. chip cookies also... Then, of course, there is the question of ICE CREAM now that 100+HOT has hit the valley! I just might have freezer space soon
So, I'm guessing that by the time any of you stop in to say hi, I'll be sawing logs... it's already past midnight in many parts of the country... This Monday, be healthy, be happy, be crazy...