Eating In: Pork Chops, Taters & Okra (Day 16)

It is getting harder folks.  We can’t lie.  Shala has been craving Taco Villa & Rosas like she’s pregnant – and I just want some wings.  But, we never said it was going to be easy… did we?

Yesterday was Day 16 of the Eating In Challenge.  Or Fast Food Rehab, as we like to call it.  Because that is what it is.  We have been just making it this week – chicken nuggets, french fries (from the house of course) and sandwiches.  Which is fine, but we needed a big “down home” meal to really get us fired up again.  So that is when you break out the Pork Chops right?  Yup.

Pork Chop, Taters & Okra - oh yeah and cornbread!

Let’s recap the menu real quick…

Pork Chops

Fried Potatoes (w/ bacon & green onions)

Fried Okra



Pretty simple, and heavily fried.  Sorry vegetarians.  Other than salad, not much you would be smiling about.  Maybe next meal… or maybe not.  This meal was great if you need a pick me up type of meal.  Pork Chops are pretty cheap, I think these were only 3 bucks or so (we had 4, 2 of them saved for today’s lunch).  Pork Chops are the bomb in our house… love them.

The fried taters… well, only used two small ones, we will use what we used before on potatoes – $0.31. We added bacon & some green onions – man they are one of my favorites.  Shala loves them too – and they are super easy.  Thow some oil in a pan, add potatoes, green onions & bacon – fry them up.  Simple eh?  Can’t beat the price either.

Fried Potatoes

Fried okra – the best $0.90 ever spent.  That’s all I have to say.

Fried Okra

Cornbread mix was 2 for a dollar – we used one… so we will give it a hefty price tag of $0.50.  Nice. 


Of course our salads were from the AeroGarden (w/ some sliced tomatoes) – I would say about $0.20 worth of tomoatoes.  These salads are so good, I can’t explain it to you.  If you aren’t on the AeroGarden bandwagon yet… get on it.

Salad (from AeroGarden

So grand total for this meal…


Can I get an amen on this one! Great meal for the price and cooked at home… can’t complain about that.  What did you have for dinner last night?  Anything we should steal the recipe for?

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