Tuesday, December 15, 2009

let 'em eat pork

on an up note, we did have a delicious dinner on sunday night. chaotic but delicious. i did a pork roast with a fabulous marinade of garlic, scallions, pine nuts, handfuls of parsley and a jalapeno, all finely chopped in the food processor. then i added juice of 1 lime, 1 clementine and half a grapefruit, salt and pepper . after making tiny incisions all over the loin roast, i poured the marinade over it and left it to rest. i roasted it at 375 degrees for about 1 and 1/2 hours, then coated the outside with hot pepper jelly and let it cook about 15 more minutes. i served this with black beans and rice and one of Tini's salads composed of greens, feta and slices of pear. Tini also provided several loaves of freshly baked bread, set up the buffet AND cleaned up the kitchen, while everyone else continued to break ornaments . tonight i'm sitting in my quiet house with a beautifully decorated tree ( the tree stand is somewhat hidden under a batik cloth) and no leftovers. ahhhh, christmas: 10 days and counting ...