While making my Easter dinner, I realized I had no official category for Holiday Fare. So, today a new topic is born! Just because you are on a limited budget, doesn't mean that family dinners are a thing of the past! No matter how
stifling times can be, the notion of having a sit down family dinner during our most intimate holidays is essential. I know I always put aside a few bucks to ensure my family is able to enjoy a nutritious, out-of-the-ordinary dinner.
This year my boys were "done" with ham. Instead they prompted me to make my famous Greek Pork Roast. With Boston Butt only $1.39 a pound this season, I found it easy to incorporate this into our Easter dinner. And let me tell you, what a yummy delight this is! Those seasonings just go clear down the meat fibers enticing your taste buds with every bite. This is great for a special treat or a family get-together.
There is a small shop nestled in the Farmer's Market not too far where I live. There I get Herbs by Cosmo. Sometimes, you just have to spend a few bucks for flavor. His herbs are inexpensive and last a long time. No matter how devastating your budget may be, spending some money on fragrant herbs can make inexpensive meat taste divine. You can use your local supermarket's Greek seasoning, but I included my favorite just in case you'd like to try it.
1 (4-8 pound) pork roast
1 head garlic (cloves peeled and quartered if large)
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. Greek Seasoning
Wash pork roast and pat dry. Cut slits and insert garlic. Be sure to halve or quarter large garlic cloves. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. I do both sides. Then sprinkle on Greek Seasoning. If you love Greek Seasoning, just add a bit more. Set in a roasting pan, in oven, on 350 degrees. For each pound of meat roast 45 minutes. Towards the end, I do use a meat thermometer. Inside temperature should reach 160 degrees to ensure doneness. Your whole house will smell delightful while it cooks.