Even cheap cuts of pork taste good so I don't mind those mechanically chewed cutlets at all. This one I seasoned well with salt, mixed pepper, thyme and rosemary. Then dredge it in 25% corn flour/75% wheat flour. Wheat flour browns nicely and corn flour adds a slightly sweet flavour. (if you use All Purpose Flour to make cakes, substitute a little (10-15%) corn flour for wheat flour to get a softer texture cake.) Fry the cutlet in plenty of hot oil. The oil must be hot when the food goes in so the outside cooks instantly and doesn't have time to stick to the pan. The cutlet has a dollop of Fern's tomato/pear ketchup. Apple sauce also works well.
Frozen corn microwaved with fresh carrots then dressed with butter, salt and black pepper. Simple but good. Mashed potatoes have just a little butter, salt and milk. The last of the salad with the usual vinaigrette. This meal is on the table in less than 60 minutes and the protein cost is less than $2.00 per serving. It doesn't cost a lot or take a lot of skill to produce a really tasty meal.