Every once in a while I am amazed what people can do with their food and food budgets. I received this recipe from a good friend of mine and I want to share it with you because these folks are incredible busy with work and to make life wonderful they have a beautiful 2 year old girl.

No matter how busy one gets you have to take time out to eat and it’s important to eat properly. Going to Mickie D’s, Burger King or Taco Bell, while okay once in a while, it is not good eating. This is not a recipe but how to serve a quick nutritious meal for a family of four at under $10 dollars. All the ingredients in this portrayal is from Trader Joes but their equivalent can be found in any store.


The Meal!

  • 1 lb. Pork Loin Roast  201602289518464495resized
  • Your favorite Dry Rub Don’t got one Lawry’s is always a good choice

Cook on a rack at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Remember we gourmet-ist don’t cook to time – only by temperature.   Your inner temperature needs to be 140 degrees.

To go along with the roast a nice rice pasta with some homemade cheese sauce is always a good for the tummy.

  • Rice Pasta – Trader Joe’s (follow instructions on package)
  • 1 cup whole milk or cream
  • 3 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 cup mixed white cheeses (I like to use ¼ cup of mozzarella and ¼ cup of 4 cheese mix form Trader Joe’s
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.

201602289518470195resizedHeat the mixture in the skillet and pour over the Rice Pasta

To top off the dinner a nice Lemon vinaigrette Kale Salad mix from Trader Joe’s and you goat a meal that any simple gourmets’ will love – again all for around $10.


Live Well – Eat Well

Dannie, I know you do!!!

CINCO DE MAYO !!!  Yee – HAWW! is coming

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