Day 127: A Man, A Can, A Plan
May 8, 2011
When it comes to fast meals, using items found in cans can be a great shortcut. There are certain things that I will buy in cans as I think the flavor is better than I could have gotten if I have made it. Most of the times I do not like what can be found in a can. I think it is that whole issue with school lunches. Just thinking about the canned peas makes me throw up a little in my mouth!
So when I saw this cookbook, I had to laugh and open it up. Could I really find something that our family would eat? This is not a cookbook for the person who is on the gourmet side. This is a cookbook for the person who does not cook but wants to learn. The recipes are easy to follow…..they even have pictures of what the canned items look like. Could not get much easier than that! This really is perfect for the person who rarely cooks and if something goes into the fridge it ends up going moldy before it can be cooked. The book itself is shaped like a childs board book and the pages are thick and made out of cardboard with pages that are easy to wipe off!
The Ruling: I was able to find something that our family would eat. It was little more complex as it had to marinate for 8 hours. Everyone seemed to like it and eat it!
Pineapple Party Pork, page 35
- 6 ounce can frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
- 2 5 ounce cans pineapple chunks drained
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 boneless pork loin (3 pounds)
- Dump the juice, soy sauce, and garlic powder into t alarge ziplock bag. Drop in the pork and stick it in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight, turning over occasionally.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Put the pork on the pan that came with your toaster oven (save the marinade). Roast for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 325 degrees. Roast for another 2 1/4 hours, until the meat registers 155 degrees on meat thermomoeter.
- Boil the marinade in a saucepan for 5 minutes, until it thickens into a sauce.
- Chop 1/2 can of pineapple chunks and stir into the sauce. Pout some sauce over the pork, and garnish with the remaining pineapple.
- Serve with the remaining sauce.
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