Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wegmans Meal of the Week: Looking Ahead to Fall!

There are some good deals on early fall produce this week at Wegmans.  I'm glad; with school now in session I'm looking forward to fall weather and flavors.  This week's meal is an easy but hardy one-dish meal; you could probably do it in a slow cooker as well.

Pork, Apples, and Potatoes 

loosely based on this recipe

1 Wegmans Whole Bone-In Pork Should Blade Roast - $1.29/lb.
1 5 lb. Bag Wegmans White Potatoes - $2.49 (use half)
1 Tote Gala Apples - $.89/lb (use half)

From the Pantry:
thyme, pepper bay leaf (optional)
chicken bouillon or broth (optional)

1 bag Wegmans bagged salad - $1.29

Brown pork roast.  Cover with water and/or broth and spices and simmer for several hours until cooked and tender.  Add cubed potatoes and sliced apples in the last 15 minutes.  Thicken with a mixture of two tablespoons cornstarch and two tablespoons water.

Assuming a 3 lb. pork roast ($3.87) and a 5 lb. bag of apples ($4.45), the total for all the ingredients purchased comes to $12.10.  But, this recipe should feed a family of four twice, plus the the remaining apples and potatoes can be used for other recipes.  So the total cost for one dinner for a family of four is approximately $4.90, including the bag of salad.

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