The boys and I went to the market yesterday - it's been way too long since our last visit. I dragged them, about 20lbs of meat and their pizza bagels back to the car. Ian will be sad, but I didn't purchase any red meat. Mostly chicken - sausages, thighs and the dreaded boneless, skinless breasts - and 1 pound of ground pork for the recipe below. I also got a few spices and bags of legumes. Putting the spices away I realized my white pepper is from 2009. I try to write the purchase dates on the containers. Does pepper go bad? Obviously need to dust and restock the spice cabinet soon.
Yesterday I made Szechuan Green Beans with Pork for lunch. I am starting to take note of the authenticity of the serving sizes stated in recipes. I followed the recipe exactly and it was correct. Four 1 cup servings. I liked the dish for lunch but don't think I would double it. Not sure how it would freeze and I figure we would get sick of it before going through 8 servings. I froze the other 1/2 lb of ground pork and plan on making it again.