Also last Saturday, I had a had a coupon for $2 off any package of Swift All Natural Pork. It turns out the Swift Pork Country Ribs were on sale. I was able to use the coupon and get an even better bargain. With the $2 off, I got almost 4.5 lbs of meat for $6.33 or only $1.42 per lb. The sale price was $1.88/lb which was a good deal anyway.
Monday's are usually Super Busy and Hectic to say the least. Makes for an excellent CrockPot cooking Day. Because of procrastinating, or just plain taking off on Sunday there is a lot of routine housework to do, and then I have a TOPS meeting and weigh-in, try to work out at Curves, see after Mimi, tutor after school time, shop at HEB since I'm in Lumberton anyway, and so on. Anyway, on Monday morning I pulled out the crockpot and set the Ribs to cooking. I put salt, pepper, and marjoram on the meat and seared it in the cast iron skillet before putting it in the crockpot. I added about half the bottle of Barbeque Sauce--happened to be honey mustard flavor, but have used most any kind--to the top of the meat. I then added the onion soup mix on top of the meat and put about 1/2 of the container of Chicken Broth in the crock pot. I started it out on high then turned it to low and let it cook. I was not sure if it might be too salty with the chicken broth and the onion soup mix and having salted the meat also, but it turned out delish.
|Crockpot Pork Ribs on a Budget|
And with this package of meat, we ate at least 3 full meals during the week. One day, I made mashed potatoes to go with it. and had steamed some fresh broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Another day, I fixed rice which we mixed with the gravy and what meat was left. I think we even made sandwiches out of it once.
Sometime during the week, I fried okra. I use the frozen cut okra when fresh okra is not in season. Another time I fried up some fresh squash that I had left in the fridge.
I hope everyone can benefit by getting the on-line coupons just by responding to a quick questionnaire.