Pork Loin & Roasted Veggies – $2.22 per serving

Pork Loin & Roasted Veggies – $2.22 per serving

Spent the weekend in the Poconos on a retreat of sorts for the financial literacy for kids business I co-founded, Pockets Change. We wanted to get away for a few days to plan our 2015 goals and fill our calendars with financial literacy workshops for kids.

It was my first airbnb experience and we found a great spot with a full kitchen. It was also cold as hell in Pennsylvania, so we were happy we went grocery shopping so we wouldn’t have to leave the house for the rest of the weekend.

The local grocery store had a limited selection of meat, and the chicken didn’t look great, so we went for some pork loin.

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We ended up pairing it with some roasted root vegetables with apples and some sauteed broccoli and it made for a filling, pretty inexpensive meal. Check out the cost breakdown:

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What to buy:

  • Pork loin
  • Red pepper
  • Baby bella mushrooms
  • Red potatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • olive oil

What to cut:

  • Red pepper – strips
  • Mushrooms – slices
  • Red potatoes – dice
  • Eggplant – dice
  • Apples – dice
  • Broccoli – bite size pieces

What to cook with:

  • 2 cooking pans – one for pork loin and one for broccoli
  • baking pan for veggies

How to cook it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the potatoes, eggplant, and apples. Add a few healthy splashes of olive oil and lightly salt and mix it up. Put the veggies on the baking pan and put in the oven. Check every 10-15 minutes for about 45-50 minutes until things look pretty crispy.
  2. Cut up the mushrooms and red pepper. Put some olive oil in a cooking pan and add the pork loin. Put the mushrooms and red pepper on the pork loin and cover. Check and turn periodically. This should take about 20-25 minutes to cook.
  3. Cut up the broccoli in the second cooking pan. Add some olive oil and sauté the broccoli until it’s a nice, bright green.
  4. Boom! Dinner!

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