I love Kroger store brand products. I have found that Kroger hamburger, frozen veggies, and frozen novelty items are just as good as the name brand but without the high cost. The only Kroger brand item that I've ever bought and returned was their tropical trail mix. Last night, we decided to try a few new things from Kroger for dinner. I tried their pork tenderloin and frozen lima beans and then finished it off with Kroger cake mix and frosting.
I found this awesome recipe on AllRecipes.com and decided it was a perfect fit for what I had planned. Then, I broiled some of my homemade wheat bread that I brushed with olive oil, basil and garlic slices. Hubby and kids were so excited to try this pork dish that I didn't have time to take a picture of the final product before it was in their mouths! Sorry that you didn't get to see it as a finished product, but believe me it was super yummy and tender. The Kroger pork tenderloin had a perfect layer of fat on the one side and was extremely moist and delicious. I only made half of the tenderloin last night and tonight I plan on roasting the other half with some salt, pepper, and garlic on top. I bet the fat layer is going to create a magnificent moist roast.
I made the Kroger homestyle mashed potatoes with a little bit of garlic salt and whipped in a little Kroger greek yogurt for a bit of extra creaminess. It was superb and better than I ever expected pre-cooked mashed potatoes to be!
No dinner can be complete without a nice dessert. While the pork was marinating, I whipped up this Kroger Butter Recipe cake mix and when it cooled, topped it with Kroger vanilla frosting. I followed the instructions on the cake mix to a tee and am sure glad I did because the outcome was a seriously moist and fluffy cake! I thought beating it with my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for 4 minutes on medium was going a little far, but the consistency of the batter after that was like a light and fluffy mousse. My daughter and hubby scarfed up the cake and asked for seconds immediately!
Do you love Kroger brand products as much as I do? They're a great way to save money while still getting a quality product. Best of all, they even send you coupons for their store brands if you've signed up with them at Kroger.com.