Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Dinner

I have this thing about Sunday Dinner.  It's probably my nostalgia for times past, but I can't think of anything better than spending the day making a delicious dinner...and it doesn't hurt to have football on in the background.

Dinner tonight is a French-Style Pot-Roasted Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Acorn Squash, Roasted Asparagus and Homemade Applesauce.


I am stuffed to the gills, but it looks so good, I want to eat it all over again.

The recipe for the Pork Roast is from the September-October 2011 Edition of Cook's Illustrated.  (If you like to cook and don't have a subscription...get one!)




I followed most of the directions, except I didn't use the unflavored gelatin (cause I didn't have any) and I cooked the roast past the 140 degrees recommended in the recipe.  It didn't seem done enough at 140, so I waited until is was 150ish.  It was the moistest pork roast I've ever tasted.

Earlier this week, I read on another blog...that she had made homemade applesauce in her crockpot. It sounded so easy-peasy, that I wanted to make it too.  Applesauce is a great side dish for pork.


This is one very happy camper.  What I great Sunday.

(I've got a very good chance of winning in Fantasy Football too!)

5 comments:

  1. That looks really yummy! My son is so into Fantasy Football! I don't get it... :-)

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  2. I absolutely luv to read about cooking and seeing your photos is a plus. I'm always torn between cooking delicious food and trying to keep weight off. Making applesauce in the crockpot is a great idea.

    It's a good year to be a Lion fan...it's been a long, long time for the fans. Good luck.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, espeically because it's been so long between posts.

    Happy day to you, friend.

    donna

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  3. Oh...at the risk of sounding stupid, how do you cut the acorn squash to have scalloped edges?

    donna

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  4. i couldn't agree more about how that's a great way to spend a sunday.

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  5. oh wow. that's really gorgeous!

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