I have a very fun event coming up here on ToBeThode. Part of what I am going to be doing is something for you too so keep reading. Each week during October, there will be a number of bloggers working on creating recipes with different cuts of pork. Be on the lookout for the hashtag #CostcoPork on Twitter to see all who is participating.
I have teamed up with Costco for the next week and will be creating a pork recipe (or two!) for you. This is going to be something easy enough to do everyday… because you all know how much I enjoy an easy meal. With a busy household, I am always looking for ways to keep things simple and quick. Well, I have come up with a few recipes that I think you will love. You will see those later this week! In addition to those recipes, you will also have a chance to win $25 Costco Cash to purchase your own pork to try my recipes or one of your own!
Costco is kicking off National Pork Month (October) with two delicious deals. From October 3 through October 9, you can get $2.50 off boneless pork chops and roasts. Now, I find the pork prices to be good everyday at Costco so this makes it a really good price!
You may be wondering about the different cuts of pork and how to tell them apart or what is best for cooking certain meals. I will be completely honest and tell you that I had to talk to the butcher myself when I went to Costco to get my ingredients. Check out PorkBeInspired.com for more info on this. You don’t have to rely on my recipes for pork either. Costco’s “In The Warehouse” provides flavorful recipes and tips for preparing each week’s featured cut of pork. Check back weekly for fun, new information on Costco’s featured cuts: http://shop.costco.com/In-The-Warehouse/Index.
Finally, I want to let you know about a change that has recently occurred. In May, the USDA reduced the temperature guideline for pork loins, chops and roasts from 160 to 145 degrees F, with a three-minute rest. This will yield a juicy, flavorful product that may be pinker in color than most home cooks are used to. Ground pork, like all ground meat, should be cooked to 160 degrees. Please keep that in mind if you are cooking pork for yourself and your family.
Alright, I think that is all I can share right now. Be sure to subscribe or follow and come back later this week for a full recipe I create as well as your chance to win!
Disclosure: This post and others in the Costco Pork series are being compensated through work with The Motherhood. All thoughts and opinions are my own.