I'm hell bent on getting the most out of my ninety-eight cents per pound pork score. The package was divided and frozen before I left for a long week in Las Vegas and finally was opened for consumption.
The first to be rolled out was a strange roast that looked as if it was accidentally hacked off of the hog rather than removed by a skilled butcher. It has rib bones in it, a familiar pork chop bone, and a knuckle-looking thing embedded in a casing of fatty material. It did roast up well and rendered a few prime slices of tender meat.
Today I took to carving bits and pieces off the bony portion and came up with about a pound of meat. I was thinking of making a stir fry or perhaps a stew. The hour was late and I didn't have time to buy the other ingredients. I spotted a big can of Bush's baked beans. I seasoned the meat, put a dash of hot sauce in the beans and slow cooked it for about 30 minutes. It didn't turn out that bad. There's enough for tomorrow too. It begs for cornbread or biscuits.
I'm not sure what "Living high on the hog" means exactly, but this must be living on the lower side. Regardless, I see 4 - 6 more meals coming from this purchase.