Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fresh Foods in the New Year

Four years and two kids later... things are finally beginning to calm down, and I can better plan things out for the food front. My plan for the New Year is fewer processed convenience foods, the more I can make from "scratch" the better, both for our physical and financial health!

So my first step has been to replace buying marinated meats, and simply marinating them myself before throwing them in to the freezer. It only takes a few minutes to make our own "convenience foods" and I can control exactly what we have in them, depending on our tastes.

The kids absolute favorite lately that neither of them can get enough of? A simple soy sauce, honey and mustard marinade for pork tenderloin.

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
3 minced cloves garlic
1/8 cup honey
1 Tbs Dijon mustard
approx 1 pound pork tenderloin

I just combine this all in to a freezer bag, and store it in the freezer until we are ready to eat.

Next up to try is a lemon-garlic marinade I just created, I hope they like it as much!

2 Tbs olive oil
juice of one lemon
zest from half a lemon
4 minced garlic cloves
2 tsp fresh minced rosemary
approx 1 pound pork tenderloin