Two people - One Pork Loin on Sale
Every now and then the grocer has a huge pork loin ridiculously cheap. But what to do when it is only two of you?
1: Slice off a couple of cutlets and grill with just salt and pepper.
2: Slice of a few more cutlets and freeze that with a roast size loin
3: Make slow cooked pulled pork with loin and make sandwiches with cole slaw mix dressed with apples, celery and fennel.
4: This is gross but delicious, layer finely sliced potatoes, onion and leftover pulled pork and top with a can of mushroom soup and a pour of milk and bake. It is junk food at its best. All the spices of the pulled pork merge with the potato and onion and milk and condenced soup.
I would do Marcella Hazan's pork loin in vinegar and Bay leaves with a big chunk of it, then turn the leftovers into pulled pork sandwiches with a homemade BBQ sauce, using the vinegar left in the pan.
I do not slow cook pork loin because it is so lean but I buy the absurdly large but cheap shoulder cuts now and then even though there are just two of us. I make pulled pork and freeze it in two person bags (juice separately to help reheat it). It can be used for sandwiches with or without BBQ sauce, pork fried rice, pork tacos, etc. It is pretty easy to get rid of the fat after cooking if that bothers you.