The $5.88 pork roast
We were supposed to have friends over for dinner last night, but it didnt happen because Robin woke up feeling kinda crummy. I was going to freeze this pork roast, but I said " what the hey" and made it anyway. I've had much leaner pork roasts( it was slighly fatty), but the flavor was still good. I threw some rosemary and garlic on it, along with salt and pepper and inserted my portable thermometer. If you dont have one of those, I highly reccomend it. Mine has a Pork setting and it will beep when it comes to optimum temperature. I removed it at 150 though and tented it with foil. I poured some fig/balsamic sauce over the top and made a pan sauce with the juices, and some grainy mustard.
I also made a cauliflower gratin( recipe from epicurious.com). This was a basic bechamel sauce with some cheddar cheese. I used 2 percent milk instead of the whole milk that the recipe called for. I also left out the horseradish. The topping was crushed saltines, but next time I'd use a whole wheat cracker or some panko.
The friends were supposed to bring dessert so I didnt bake anything( hard for me to do, but I restrained myself).