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ground pork

During our crazy day of errands, I think we bought about 50 lbs of meat, pork, and fish! LOL.  With that we bought a vacuum packer so I could properly freeze everything here.  I ended up spending almost 5 hours trying to get everything done.  Uuuugh!  Between seasoning everything and then actually getting the stuff to seal - apparently I'm challenged when it comes to using the machine.  :D 

Fortunately we had enough spices to make Emeril Lagasse's Essence seasoning which I put on most of the meats - the steaks, chops, and some of the pork tenderloin.  Our fridge and freezer are not that big so making sure everything was vacuum packed certainly freed up some more space. 

After completing that, it was time to cook yet again! Seems as though I am spending most of my waking hours in that kitchen! HAHA.  But it's been fun actually trying to cook in a new country given how different stuff is.  Between lack of ingredients, learning to deal with a small oven, only two burners, and a much smaller space than I am used to, it's been a challenge but also has shown me that I CAN do it with available resources. 

We ate Shrimp Saganaki with a Spanokorizo (spinach and rice) side dish and Brett brought home some yummy ice cream I've never seen in the US - Brandied Black Cherry ice cream bars covered in dark chocolate. HEAVENLY!

karenting says:
woo~~ I have enjoyed all your blogs and pictures....now I cannot wait to be home again!! and lucky me, look like you really are a good cook.... thanks for coming into my life... (mouth watering.... brain not functioning right now... LOL)
Posted on: Nov 01, 2010
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ground pork
ground pork
sectioned off and vacuum packed
sectioned off and vacuum packed
Essence seasoning
Essence seasoning
Gret Ribeye steaks available here
Gret Ribeye steaks available here
seasoned and ready to freeze
seasoned and ready to freeze
pork ribs
pork ribs
Lamb chops
Lamb chops
Great pork chops available here as…
Great pork chops available here a…
Just a few pork tenderloins! Bette…
Just a few pork tenderloins! Bett…
All different seasonings, ready fo…
All different seasonings, ready f…
Some of our wine scores at Costco …
Some of our wine scores at Costco…
Dinner!
Dinner!
Close up of the Spanokorizo and Sh…
Close up of the Spanokorizo and S…
The Black Cherry Brandy Ice Cream …
The Black Cherry Brandy Ice Cream…
Soooooooo yummy!
Soooooooo yummy!
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