This little piggy..

We have had a huge joint of pork, bought from Aldi, sat in the freezer for ages, I should have cut it into 3 before freezing it,  I move it around most days to get to something around it.


I have decided it is time to deal with this little piggy – I will cut the joint into 2 parts, one to be roasted for today’s meal with all the usual suspects, roast potatoes, sliced runner beans (gift from neighbor) I will use the cauliflower cheese from last week. I will make some apple sauce and if I cook it right, should have some crackling – the best bit in my opinion 🤗  As there will only be 3 of us for dinner, the remaining pork will be sliced and frozen for another day.


Whilst I par steam the potatoes in the Thermomix varoma, I will make some tomato and red pepper soup for lunches through the week, it uses red lentils as a thickening agent, they are ground for 10 seconds and added back in after peppers, onions and garlic are whizzed and cooked down for 5 minutes, then add the lentils, a tin of tomatoes, 400g of veg stock and a teaspoon of smoked paprika (optional), cooked for 10 mins – lunches done, no time, no mess, and cheap – what’s not to love 😄 Poured into microwaveable soup mugs and popped into the freezer, ready for early morning grab and go.


The second piece of pork will be put into the slow cooker for tomorrow’s meal – watch this space 😄

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

2 thoughts on “This little piggy..”

  1. Pulled pork tomorrow night then? Hmm I like the idea of frozen soup in a mug, but we don’t have a huge freezer and we have no microwave! (stuck in the ’70’s or possibly the ’60’s here lol)


    1. How did you guess!!!! 😅

      As for the soup I have frozen it ‘flat’ in ziplock bags before and poured into a mug to microwave at work before I bought the soup mugs. Do try the soup, if you get the chance, with the smoked paprika it has a lovely deep flavour and is a great way of using up wrinkly peppers 🤗


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