Today is my daddy's birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad! I love you. Thank you for your generossity now and throughout the years. My mom is going to make a delicious pork roast for our dinner tonight...yum yum. I made this recipe about a month ago. It was perfect. . I am bringing a delicious red cabbage side dish.
Roasted Pork with Apples and Onions
adapted from: http://leitesculinaria.com/96812/recipes-roast-pork-loin-apples-onions.html
1 1/2 pork loin, boneless of course
2 medium red onion, chunked
3 apples, chunked
3 T olive oil (divided)
1 t salt (divided)
1/2 t ground black pepper (divided)
2 garlic cloves, minced (divided)
1 t dried thyme (divided)
2 t fennel seeds, crushed
Place half the onions and apples in the bottom of a greased crockpot. In a mortar and pestle combine half each of the following salt, pepper, garlic, thyme and fennel; set aside in a pie plate. Rub pork loin with half the oil. Roll pork loin spices. Place in crockpot on top of onions and apples. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with remaining spices/herbs. Cook on LOW for 8hours until temperature reaches at least 165. (Alternately you can roast in the oven at 400 for 45 to 60 minutes.) Serve with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.
German Red Cabbage
adapted from: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/german-red-cabbage
1 medium onion, sliced
1 unpeeled apple, sliced
1 medium red cabbage, shredded
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup white vinegar (I will use cider vinegar)
3/4 t salt, optional
1/4 t pepper
Place all ingredients in a Dutch oven. Cook until softened, about an hour.