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I have been itching to go out and eat just so I can update this blog… can you believe it? Luckily, I really did stay true to my promise to not eat out at all this week (with the exception of the gigantic pepperoni pizza slice from Costco… hmmmm!) and while I was there, I saw this item on sale for $4.00 off, being $12.99:
Hubby bought it to work one time and he said it was decent. Since I wasn’t sure what to do for dinner last night, I bought this to my mom’s house for dinner. Of course I know making your own is way better, but when you work 8-5 like me, and doesn’t get home until 5:45pm or later… sometimes you have to take shortcuts. With this item being fully cooked, all I have to do is reheat and serve!
This is what it looks like inside:
Instructions say to remove the top film and cut a slit in each package, leave it in the tray, and stick in microwave (for best results!) at medium power for 10 minutes. Okie dokie. 10 minutes later…
After emptying out the contents of the packages, here is what we have. Not bad looking. Meat was very tender and easy to break apart with a fork. However, it was not completely hot so I stuck it in the microwave for another two minutes. Much better.
During the time this meat was heating up, I stir fried up some veggies. Kirkland Normandy mix (frozen) blend from Costco! Toss with some garlic, oyster sauce and sesame oil, even my brother the veggie hater approves! Correction: he only hates the veggies my mom cook b/c she tends to overcook them to death. Sorry mom!
Be sure to sprinkle on some sesame seeds for the final touch! Pair both with some white rice, here’s the final composition of our dinner plate:
Voila! I think this looks good! I actually did quite like this roast. As I mentioned, the meat was tender, not chewy and had just a teeny amount of fat on it. The gravy was a jus like consistency, and it wasn’t too salty with great flavors. My brother thought the gravy was weird (couldn’t say why… strange flavor?) but liked the meat. My mom enjoyed it with no complaints. I cut up the meat and put it on rice and fed it to my toddler – he ate quite a bit of it! Despite being the gluttons we are, we had quite a bit of leftovers. For $12.99 you get over two pounds of meat, easily feeds a family of 4-6 and it tastes great. I think this a good deal and wouldn’t mind buying it again.