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Jan 13, 2007 08:22 PM

Was supposed to have guests, but got the flu instead.

So now I have a boneless pork loin roast defrosted and ready to cook...but there's just two of us instead. What would you do with this? I already seasoned it, so I think I need to cook it today, but what am I going to do with all that meat?

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  1. Cook the meat as planned. Eat as much as you would like of it as a pork roast. Make gravy, even if you normally wouldn't.

    Take the leftovers and use them to make pork goulash. Use the gravy as part of this. With some paprika and sour cream, the flavor will be different than the original roast. Serve with noodles.

    When you tire of any leftovers, use it as a filling for crepes instead. A different flavor, but still good. Add some mushrooms to stretch and vary it.


    1. You could also turn some of that pork into posole. Epicurious is sure to have a recipe.

      1. Thanks! Love the goulash idea, and posole! Why didn't I think of that? Oh, right, I'm sick...I can't even figure out what to watch on TV. The pork is in the oven.

        1. You've got the flu and you're doing the cooking? Isn't there another half of the equation who's capable of browsing epicurious and throwing a piece of meat in the oven? The last thing I want to do when I'm really sick is deal with food.

          1. Good point, pikawicca. My darling husband has many wonderful qualities and capabilities, but cooking is just...scary to him. So I put the roast in the oven, handed him the remote readout part of the thermometer and told him to take it out when the thermometer told him it was done. He is, however, keeping me well supplied with tea and toast, which is all I can really handle.