Items and Costs 

(Courtesy of Hannaford’s)

1 Package of garlic, wine, and herb (dry seasoning) – $1.19

1 Package of ‘Fresh stir Fry’ Veggies – $3.00

Country-Style boneless pork ribs – $2.89

1 Bottle of Cooking Wine – $3.99

Total –> $11.07


The idea for this stir fry was not from any recipe. Just a walk through the super market grabbing items based on their low prices and combinations of taste.

  1. First, heat skillet. While skillet is heating up, slice boneless pork ribs into small chunks. Then place in pan until slightly brown.
  2. Once meat is brown, throw in ‘Fresh Stir Fry’ veggies.
  3. Leave covered for 5-10 minutes. Then uncover and stir constantly.
  4.  After veggies and meat have mostly cooked down add dry seasoning and a small amount of wine.
  5. Continue constant stirring for another five minutes.
  6. Let cool and eat!


The stir fry was cooked in the cast iron skillet, which is one of our two pans in the house. Preparing and cooking this meal went very smooth. It’s hard to mess up a stir fry. As I continue to cook I realize more and more that I really need a cutting board. It’s hard not having a constant clean surface to prepare food on. Granted, we do have a marble counter-top in the house that is perfect for preparation, but this counter is usually subjected to other things, considering the house is under construction. Without a clean surface  you must get creative. Usually I’ll go for prepping food on a piece of cardboard on the counter or on a chair. The best is when I use meat in a meal, and prepare it using the package instead of finding a clean surface. So, when shopping for food to bring to the house and cook you have to put your “off the grid” goggles on. This ensures you don’t get yourself into a big a mess. Thankfully, Hannaford’s in Belfast  has the most convenient creations. Hannaford’s packages pre-cut vegetables that include mushrooms, onions, peppers, and snow peas for three dollars. This saved so much much time and energy cooking, never mind the silver ware. As for dry seasoning packets, I fully recommend them! Dry seasonings are way cheaper then bottled ones, and taste just as good if not better, especially garlic, herb, and wine. As I stated before, no matter what you put in it a stir fry, it’s just a “stir fry”! So, while your all watching T.V. tonight before bed, remember I am at home in the dark trying to read the differences between packaged seasonings. (But it doesn’t really matter, it will still taste good.)