I am guilty of many things. Procrastination. Having too many “irons in the fire”. Having “fine wine taste on a beer budget”. Being totally random. Pork helps me make it through all of these.
A little while back, a grocery store chain here in central Ohio had pork half loins on sale for $1.69. I bought 5. Knowing very well I had to prove to my wife that this was indeed “a very sound purchase”, I travelled home and did what any sane person would do, I cut three of the loins into some pretty amazing chops….about 36 of them.
Pork is versatile.
I enjoy cooking with pork (to clarify, I enjoy eating far more than I enjoy cooking, but it’s a vicious cycle I’ve come to grips with) because it allows me creative freedom.
While this is not a scientific statement, It’s my best estimate that pork loin can be used to create somewhere close to 438,754,473 different meals. Aside from pork chops, loin can be used as a roast, cut into cubes for salads or pastas, etc. etc.
Having a mind that goes a couple dozen directions all at the same time, pork lets me be me….and I like that.