We are nearing another grocery shopping trip, so it was time to use up some stuff before it went bad. We decided to grill outdoors last night, which allowed us to use up the last of the pork in our freezer, our wilting potatoes, and the rest of our asparagus that was also nearing the end.
I(Ryan) used a pre-made marinade for the pork that has been in our cupboard for many months. We are trying to use up the products that we believe we can make healthier ourselves. We have been using more fresh ingredients in our meals and trying to eat healthier, so using up these products could be somewhat of a long process. We have collected quite a bit of these types of products since moving into our place three years ago.
I steamed the asparagus for about 4 minutes before putting it on the grill. The asparagus then cooks on the grill for 2-3 minutes per side or until the tips are slightly charred. I have overcooked asparagus on the grill before which means it is either too charred (tastes like charcoal) or too “stringy,” so be cautious and keep an eye on it.
The texture of the potatoes was a little gooey because of the “last days” status they were in to begin with. But overall, the meal was a success. Tonight we are going with Italian dunkers, which will be an easy meal to prepare before I get a haircut and Crystal gets a facial at EQ Life.
Only two weeks until our first crop share arrives from Loon Organics Farm! I can't wait to find out exactly what we will get and then plan meals accordingly.