Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Last Night's Dinner

Yesterday was our 8 year anniversary!  My husband and I went out last Saturday night to celebrate (since the grandparents were able to babysit!), so last night we fixed dinner at home.  We fixed a Roasted Pork Loin with Jezebel Sauce and Potatoes.  Here are my recipes:

Jezebel Sauce:

1 jar (18oz) pineapple preserves
1 jar (18ox) apple jelly
1 small can dry mustard (can adjust for taste)
1 jar horseradish (adjust to taste)
1 tbsp cracked black pepper

 Mix all the ingredients together until well blended.  Refrigerate for a couple hours before serving.  This sauce will keep in the fridge for a few weeks- it is mostly made up of jelly and preserves.

Roasted Pork Loin

2-3lb pork loin
1 tbsp mayo
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme
3 cloves of garlic cut in half
Salt & Pepper

 Preheat over to 500 degrees.  Line a shallow roasting pan with foil.  Let pork sit out for 30 minutes at room temp.  Combine mayo and spices together.  Slice six 2 inch holes in the roast along the top, placed sliced garlic in the holes.  Then score the top of the pork in a crisscross pattern.  Then rub spice mixture all over pork.  Roast for 20 minutes on one side and 20 minutes on the other side.  Check the roast- it may need a bit longer, 20 minutes or so.  Temp should be at 160.  Let the loin rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.  Since you are roasting the loin, there will be smoke coming out of your oven- make sure you have your stove fan on and a magazine ready to wave at the smoke detector!  :)

Slice the loin very thin and place the jezebel sauce on it!  Enjoy!

Mashed Potatoes:

1.5lbs potatoes pealed
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 package of cream cheese
salt & pepper
1 clove garlic

Peal and cut the potatoes and chop the garlic clove.  Add potatoes and garlic to the pot and cook potatoes in boiling water until done.  Drain water.  Place butter and cream cheese in with the potatoes. Pour 1/4 cup of milk in and mix with your mixer.  I add dried parsley to my potatoes, it makes them look fancy!  Enjoy!

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