Sunday, October 5, 2008


They had a 1/2 price sale at Bloom, on roast beef, ground beef and boneless pork loin. We haven't had BBQ (Pulled Pork) in a long time because I haven't seen a good sale on the pork in forever. So we bought 4 pork loins which is enough for at least two meals. I set my alarm for 3:00 am to put the pork in the oven. I took it out of the oven at 1:00 pm and shredded it, cooked the sauce and put it back in the oven for 3 more hours. It was delicious and everyone (except Luke who hates BBQ) loved it. I figured out that two pork loins is enough for one full dinner, one dinner for Mike during the week and one lunch for the "at home" group. There will probably even be enough left for an after school snack for the three youngest kids. I froze the second batch to have at a later date.

Apples were also on sale, so last night we had sauteed apples on homemade cream cheese biscuits. It was delicious, but it took me three hours to peel, cut and cook 9 pounds of apples, plus make the biscuits. Between that and the time-consuming pulled pork today, I feel like I cooked most of the weekend.

After dinner tonight, the girls wanted to make cakes. Hannah made a devils food and Shauna made a yellow cake. I will make the frosting, cream cheese for the chocolate cake and French Silk frosting for the yellow cake before I go to bed.

I also FINALLY got to make iced coffee today. Bloom also had coffee on an almost 50% off sale, so we were able to get some of that also.


Denise said...

How are you able to do so much cooking? Cut it out; you're making me look bad!

What is Bloom?? Is it a code name for Super Wal-Mart?? (Can you tell I just got back from a mini-vacation? I don't have to tell you where we spent Friday night!)

Mom of 7 said...

I have to make up for the two months in bed!

Bloom used to be Food Lion, but they made it fancier and raised the prices! Just what we needed, another fancy pants store.

Tell Nick I haven't been to Super Walmart in more than three months! Mike tried to get me to go grocery shopping there today, but I declined. Has Nick ever gone on a vacation without going to at least one Walmart?

Denise said...

No! He goes online and if there isn't a Super Walmart in the vicinity, he cancels the vacation!!!