I’m planning my weekly menus more carefully now. Since the start of the pandemic I have switched to doing the shopping every 2 weeks rather than weekly. I do a monthly drive-through pick-up for the bulky things like wine, beer, milk, household cleaning supplies and any canned things I might need and I’ve always had dog food / treats delivered.
Still, shopping for 2 weeks at a time is definitely more work – but more than offset by not having to do any shopping on the off weeks.
Back to the planning…. I arrange the menus so we eat the most perishable foods first. The mushrooms and fresh spinach are gone within a few days but the cabbage, sauerkraut and frozen spinach are saved for second week. Carrots and celery easily last 2 weeks and there are always frozen peas – and dried beans to be cooked in my Instant Pot.
I like having my fridge, freezer and pantry full. I have never liked doing the shopping that fills them.
This was dinner the day after shopping:
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Pork Medallions with Sliced Mushrooms
Skillet main course of sliced pork tenderloin and mushrooms. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Pork
- Method: Skillet
- 1 pork tenderloin, 14oz (420gr), sliced, 1″ rounds
- 4oz (120gr) mushrooms, trimmed, sliced
- 2 shallots, chopped
- 1 tbs oil
- 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) chicken stock
- 1 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs miso
- 1 tsp za’atar
- 1 tbs cornstarch (maizena) dissolved in 2 tbs water
- Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet.
- Add pork slices and brown on both sides, about 8 minutes total
- Remove and set aside.
- Add shallots, mushrooms and sauté until shallots are tender and mushrooms start to brown.
- Add soy sauce, miso, za’atar, stock and stir to combine..
- Return pork to skillet, turning to coat.
- Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.
- Remove pork to a small platter.
- Increase heat, add cornstarch mixture and stir until thickened.
- Spoon mushrooms over pork and serve.
If you don’t have miso just leave it out or add a bit more soy sauce. Thyme can be substituted for the za’atar.
Keywords: pork medallions, mushrooms
We’ve either had rain or mist or fog of clouds almost constantly for the last few weeks. When I came downstairs one morning and saw a hint of color through the windows I grabbed my camera along with the dog when we went out for our walk.
It was a beautiful sunrise.
It was calm – also unusual lately.
The sun rising was brilliant.
Guapa was bored – but managed to find sufficient things to sniff while I enjoyed the beauty of the morning.