Looking for a quick but tasty homecooked meal…?

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If your family is anything like ours, you find yourself both pressed for time, and often searching for a quick but tasty meal idea. This week included both of these challenges for me.

Between dance, soccer, and getting out of work late – and compounded by my wife being out of town, I was definitely searching for a good dinner idea this past Friday. It was a perfect time to try a selection of Smithfield Marinated Pork. I stopped into Walmart and found they had a great selection.IMG_2920

As a matter of fact, you can receive seventy five cents ($.75) off ONE (1) Smithfield Marinated Pork product at Walmart while supplies last, using this coupon.

Smithfield Marinated Pork is already marinated and comes in seven different varieties so finding one your family would like is easy. We use a lot of garlic and herbs when we cook, so their Garlic and Herb Pork Loin Filet (also comes as a sirloin) was perfect for us. But since I saw so many choices, I also picked up a Mesquite flavored one as well! Their other flavors include Golden Rotisserie, Portabella Mushroom, Peppercorn and Garlic (also comes as a Sirloin).

Being always on the run sometimes forces us to eat less nutritious meals, so we embrace any chance where we can have a nice, home-cooked, sit-down dinner as a family. The Smithfield Marinated Pork was as easy to cook as anything you could choose and required no real effort. It is:

o   Slow-marinated in delicious seasonings for full flavor

o   Perfectly seasoned and expertly marinated

o   100% fresh pork

o   Perfect for any night – Grilled. Roasted. Sautéed.

o   Marinated for little prep or mess

My kids love mashed potatoes and (some) vegetables, but one likes corn, and the other prefers carrots. I think the fact they will eat them at all is a minor miracle sometimes, so I often opt for some mixed vegetables to make them both happy. While I would prefer to make fresh mashed potatoes, we rarely have the time to peel, boil, and mash them so we frequently settle for instant potatoes – honestly the kids seem to like them better anyway.


Cooking was simply and quick following the guidelines on the packaging. No major steps are needed; I just placed the Smithfield Marinated Pork Filet in a shallow baking dish and baked it at 375 for about 20 minutes per pound.

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While the pork filet was baking, I had the girls get cleaned up and help me set the table. By the time I selected and prepared the side dishes, and we were ready to sit down to eat, the pork was done – time to eat!


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